Andersen was overwhelmingly elected to the District 2 seat in the June primary election, beating out competitors Tomi Van de Brooke of Orinda and Sean White of Lafayette.
The supervisor-elect’s official term wasn’t slated to start until Jan. 1, which would have left the seat vacant for more than six months.
The late incumbent supervisor Gayle Uilkema died in May after a battle with cancer, and she had been unable to perform many of her public duties since last December.
District 2 includes the San Ramon Valley, Alamo, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga and Rossmoor.
Here’s what the governor’s office said about her in a release that went out a few minutes ago:
Candace Andersen, 51, of Danville, has been appointed to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Andersen has served as mayor and councilmember for the Town of Danville since 2003. She was a councilmember for the City of Morgan Hill from 1993 to 1994 and an attorney at the Law Offices of Craig J. Bassett from 1988 to 1991. Andersen served as a clerk and deputy prosecuting attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii from 1983 to 1987. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $97,483. Andersen is a Republican.