Sharon Majors-Lewis has been named judicial appointments secretary by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
She will work with the governor, as well as Susan Kennedy, chief of staff; Andrea Hoch, legal affairs secretary; and Timothy Alan Simon, appointments secretary, to update the judicial appointment process and screen candidates.
A Republican, Majors-Lewis has worked for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office since 1987, where she currently serves as chief deputy district attorney. In that job, Majors-Lewis oversees branches in Vista, El Cajon and Chula Vista, as well as the juvenile division and the District Attorney’s Office travel budget.
Majors-Lewis, 58, began her career with the Department of Defense, working there from 1968 to 1987. She joined the California Bar in 1985, and is a member of the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, San Diego Bar Association, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and National College of Prosecutors.
A resident of Chula Vista, Majors-Lewis earned her law degree and undergraduate degree in business administration from National University.
The position, which pays an annual salary of $133,728, does not require Senate confirmation.
, Pat Broderick