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Judge Jodi Remke appointed to head California ethics watchdog agency

SACRAMENTO -- With ethics scandals rocking the Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as the new head of California’s ethics watchdog agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Joann M. “Jodi” Remke, who is presiding judge of the State Bar Court, is Brown’s choice to serve as chairwoman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission. The appointment fills a void created six months ago when Chairwoman Ann Ravel was appointed to the Federal Election Commission. "It is about time that Brown appointed the chair; the FPPC has been without a chair for far too long," said Robert Stern, a former general counsel to the agency who...

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