Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California’s political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys.
Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown’s choice for chairwoman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission.
Good-government activists including Robert Stern, a former general counsel for the California agency and a coauthor of the state Political Reform Act, said they knew nothing about Remke. But a former boss said she was a great choice.