The commission tasked with enforcing California's political and campaign finance laws got two new members Monday: a longtime aide to Democratic politicians and an attorney who solicited large donations for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
Deputy State Treasurer Patricia Wynne, a 30-year veteran of state government, and Oakland attorney Eric Casher were each named to open seats on the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Wynne was selected for a four-year term by Secretary of State Debra Bowen, while Casher was picked by Attorney General Kamala Harris.
The appointments come during turnover for the five-member commission, which regulates the political activities of candidates, elected officials and lobbyists. Another new member, Torrance attorney Gavin Wasserman, was announced by Controller John Chiang last month.
The commission's profile has risen recently amid ...