Former state Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher was appointed Wednesday to head the California Department of Aging.
The appointment by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger requires Senate confirmation.
Daucher, 60, a Republican from Fullerton, had served as chairwoman of the Assembly’s Committee on Aging and Long Term Care until she was termed out of office last year.
In November, Daucher narrowly lost a state Senate race to Supervisor Lou Correa.
Daucher will earn $117,997 a year in her new post.