Incoming California Attorney General Jerry Brown
SACRAMENTO -- Current Oakland, Calif. mayor and incoming California Attorney General Jerry Brown has begun assembling his team as he prepares to take over from Treasury-bound Bill Lockyer. Brown recently promoted former Oakland Civil Division Chief Jim Humes to chief deputy attorney general for legal affairs, replacing the retiring Robert Anderson. He also announced that Oakland police lieutenant Pete Sarna, whom Brown has worked closely with in Oakland, would join the A-G's Division of Law Enforcement in an as-yet unannounced position. But Brown says he has still not decided on a replacement for former chief deputy attorney general Steve Coony, who will join Lockyer's staff as chief deputy treasurer. In a memo to state A-G staff, Brown said his two main priorities as attorney general would be bolstering the state's law-enforcement and implementing "in a practical and effective way" California's global warming legislation.