Bo Derek appointment to Horse Racing Board put on hold by state Senate

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Actress Bo Derek may be a ‘10,’ but state lawmakers Wednesday indefinitely put off a decision on whether to confirm her appointment by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a state board.

The Senate Rules Committee delayed action on the governor’s appointments of Derek, Keith Brackpool, David J. Israel and Richard A. Rosenberg to the California Horse Racing Board. If confirmed, they would all serve well into the administration of the next governor, who takes office in January.


The decision was announced by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), who has been reluctant to confirm appointments that would extend beyond when Schwarzenegger leaves office at the end of this year.

‘The pro tem needed more time to think about the appointments,’ said Alicia Trost, a spokeswoman for Steinberg.

Brackpool, who was appointed nearly a year ago, heads a company that once employed the governor’s chief of staff as a consultant.

-- Patrick McGreevy in Sacramento