Ex-Assemblyman Allen gets state appointment

2013-01-04T10:42:00Z 2013-01-04T21:28:21Z Ex-Assemblyman Allen gets state appointmentRegister staff Napa Valley Register
January 04, 2013 10:42 am  • 

Former Democratic Assemblyman Michael Allen, who represented Napa County until last month, has been appointed to the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, a job that pays $128,109.

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced the appointment on Thursday.

Allen, a labor lawyer, represented Napa and the 7th District from 2010 through 2012. When redistricting split the district, he ran for re-election in November in the 10th Assembly District, but narrowly lost to Marc Levine.

As an assembly member, Allen had a base salary of $95,300.

The California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board is an independent administrative court system for workers and employers seeking to challenge decisions made by the Employment Development Department.

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  1. Wineandfood
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    Wineandfood - January 04, 2013 11:11 am
    good thing he was appointed to a job by one of his supporters, probably the only way he'd get one given the platform he ran on for his first election and what he atually did. most jobs require honesty and integrity, so he does not qualify.
  2. glenroy
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    glenroy - January 05, 2013 8:37 am
    That's the Democrat way...work slow and inefficient moving up the ladder putting in the absolute minimum effort. After 20 years retire with 90% of your spiked last year with free benefits…only problem is this Democrat way of life destroyed our economy and virtually all those crony obama Democrat green companies that were to replace the millions jobs that left this state went belly up, which wasn’t unexpected btw all they wanted was the money to pump back into Democrat causes and not have to repay the tax payers, which is what they got and did.
    Think about it…there are thousands of retired SEIU members who will earn 3x more in retirement than they did milking the system…whereas in the private sector not only do employees pay the bulk of their retirement they pay their medical benefits too.
    Then what about those who are about to retire who actually do serve the public?
    And they wonder why the divide is so large?
  3. Old Time Napkin
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    Old Time Napkin - January 06, 2013 9:15 am
    Yes, lose an election , have some real ethics issues and lo and behold the Dems give you another job. Isn't life grand.
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