Thursday, December 02, 2010

Klein Removes Ambiguity and Says He Will Seek 12-month Term

CIRM Chairman Robert Klein tonight issued an unequivocal statement that he would seek re-election to his post, declaring that he was needed to provide “continuity” to the $3 billion enterprise for the next 12 months.

Klein said he accepted the nomination and would “work with the (CIRM) board and the constitutional officers to identify succeed me” within the next year.

Klein's statement also mentioned the withdrawal of Alan Bernstein, who Klein had touted in closed-door meetings as his preferred successor. Klein's statement said,
“Dr. Bernstein would have been an outstanding nominee for Chair of CIRM’s governing board, but due to a technical legal requirement regarding citizenship, he is not eligible to serve as a nominee.”

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:06 AM

    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!!! This guy is never going to go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Readers: what would make a person who has previously stated he is going to LEAVE, stay?