State Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-Marina del Rey) has been appointed to serve as a legislative member of the California Commission for Economic Development (CED).

First established in 1971, the Commission for Economic Development is a statewide, bipartisan advisory commission. The board is responsible for providing policy recommendations to the governor and Legislature, as well as the private sector, on California’s economic development efforts and business climate.

“I am honored to serve in this capacity,” said Butler. “I look forward to working with Lt. Gov. (Gavin) Newsom, as he shares my goal of continuing the progress made by the green economy toward the overall fiscal health of the state. Further, this is an excellent opportunity to seek out new ways to create jobs when we so desperately need them.”

Newsom, who serves as chair of the CED, said, “I congratulate Assemblymember Betsy Butler on her appointment to the Commission for Economic Development. With her experience in trade development, Assemblymember Butler will bring innovative ideas to energize California’s economy and create jobs.”

The CED is comprised of 17 members. Six commissioners are members of the state legislature, three from each house, while 10 members of the public are appointed by the governor and represent various industries throughout the state.