California is the top campaign watchdog ended a week before the primary elections

Jodi Remke, California’s campaign watchdog Agency, top Chef, quit abruptly on Tuesday, just a week before the 5. June Primaries.


The head of the California campaign watchdog Agency to end abruptly, Tuesday-exactly a week before the state 5. June Primaries.

The departure of Jodi Remke, who was appointed in 2014 to lead the democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, the Fair Political practices Commission came in the midst of a power struggle that included efforts to reduce their influence, reports said.

Remke the turmoil in the Agency, the Los Angeles Times reported, occurred after months. .Clashed frequently with other members of the Commission, to push the expected to in the next week, a new structure would drastically Remke cut role as a top political ethics cop in the state

The turmoil in California’s campaign watchdog Agency. @CA_FPPC chair Jodi Remke offers its resignation to Gov. brown, effective Friday.

— John Myers (@John Myers) may 29, 2018

She was the only full-time official in the Commission.

In the notice, Remke celebrated their achievements at the Agency, but said they remained “involved in writing the proposed changes to the Commission’s long-standing governance structure.”

“I am confident that during this busy election cycle, employees continue to build on the significant progress we have made in the promotion of government integrity and the public’s confidence in the government,” she added.

The withdrawal also coincides with the upcoming statewide primary election next week, in several campaigns ethics complaints to the Agency. It will be seen, such as Remke’s departure affects the policing of ethics in the choice, since the Agency has been criticised in the past for the slow response to an alleged ethics violations by political candidates.

“The staff is and is ready for the normal process of changes in the Commission there are always new commissioners and a chair, all two to four years,” Jay Wierenga, a spokesman for the FPPC, said the Sacramento Bee, adding that Remke a position, the presiding judge, administrative law for appellate operations for the unemployment insurance appeals Board.

Dan Schnur, the FPPC’s chair, was once the bee said, Remke resignation will contribute to the marginalisation of the watchdog role, “in the eyes of the political community.”

“Stepping aside, in the last days before an election is consistent with a very minimalist approach to the job that you want to appear, since she was the first named chair,” cord said.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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