Latrobe resident chosen for transportation agency
Southworth has been a supervising deputy attorney general in the California Attorney’s General’s Office, Government Law Section, since 2011. He served in multiple positions at the Attorney General’s Office from 1997 to 2011, including deputy attorney general in the Land Law and Government Law Sections. Southworth was an associate attorney at Downey Brand Seymour and Rohwer from 1993 to 1997 and a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Ronald M. Whyte from 1992 to 1993. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia Law School.
Southworth said the transportation agency used to be part of a much larger omnibus entity called the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency (BTHA). It was split off as part of a reorganization of state agencies by Brown.
The CSTA is now a single-focus cabinet office emphasizing transportation policy and includes the Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Highway Patrol, the Board of Pilot Commissioners, the Office of Traffic Safety, the High Speed Rail Authority, and the California Transportation Commission...