California's political watchdog names new enforcement chief

Jun 9, 2015 3:16 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The acting chief enforcement officer at California's political watchdog commission will keep the job permanently.

Galena West was named acting enforcement chief at the state's Fair Political Practices Commission in March after former chief Gary Winuk resigned.

The commission announced West's appointment to the top job Tuesday. She will oversee the commission's enforcement of California's governmental ethics and campaign disclosure rules.

West has been a senior lawyer in the enforcement division for 10 years, rising to second in command. She previously spent three years in the commission's legal division.

Commission Chairwoman Jodi Remke says in a statement that West has overseen some of the commission's most challenging cases.

Spokesman Jay Wierenga says West's salary has not yet been set.

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