Brent Cameron, a Democrat whose term as Utah Public Service Commissioner was not extended by Republican Gov. Norm Bangerter, has been hired as an assistant Utah attorney general, officials said Thursday.

Cameron, 46, left the PSC earlier this month after serving nearly 10 years. He left after reaching a mutual agreement with the governor. Attorney General Paul Van Dam, a Democrat, hired Cameron to specialize in administrative law.Cameron began work Monday, but still is completing unfinished business with the PSC, the three-member agency that regulates utilities. He was replaced on the commission by former Bangerter aide Stephen Mecham, who had been serving as director of the state Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.