Terry Tamminen, California's New Environmental Chief

From pool cleaner to actor and now California's environmental protection secretary, Terry Tamminen's unusual background makes him a perfect fit for the job.
November 6, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Thirteen years ago, Terry Tamminen was a Malibu pool cleaner and part-time actor with a gift for charming influential people and a resume that chronicled more rambling than a Jack Kerouac novel.

Last year, Schwarzenegger appointed him environmental protection secretary. On Friday, he named Tamminen his Cabinet secretary. The $123,000-a-year job makes him chief liaison between the governor and the heads of the major state agencies."

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Published on Saturday, November 6, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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