|Jonathan Thomas takes oath of office. (left to right, Robert Klein, Thomas, Melissa King, executive |
director of CIRM board, James Harrison, outside board counsel)
It was a statement that could be taken in more ways than one.
It came from outgoing CIRM Chairman Robert Klein today as he swore in his successor, Jonathan Thomas, a Los Angeles bond financier.
Thomas read the prescribed oath for all state employees. Then Klein shook his hand and said,
"I congratulate you on a journey that you will never forget."
|Klein said one reason he is leaving his post is to spend more time|
with his wife and family.
(left to right, Klein and his wife, Danielle, and Thomas, following the swearing in.