California Fair Political Practices Commission
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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) of California is a five-member independent nonpartisan commission that has primary responsibility for the impartial and effective administration of the Political Reform Act of 1974. The Commission's objectives are to ensure that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process, to promote transparency in government, and to foster public trust in the political system.
|Headquarters||1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, California|
|Annual budget||$12.929 m USD (2018-2019)|
The Commission is similar to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in its campaign finance responsibilities. It differs from the FEC in its authority in lobbying and conflicts of interest.
It was created by California Proposition 9 in the June 1974 elections, known as the Political Reform Act of 1974, regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics.
|Alice Germond||Chair||2018-2019||Governor Jerry Brown|
|Vacant||Commissioner||Governor Jerry Brown|
|Brian Hatch||Commissioner||2017–2021||Secretary of State Alex Padilla|
|Allison Hayward||Commissioner||2017–2021||Controller Betty Yee|
|Frank Cardenas||Commissioner||2018–2021||Attorney General Xavier Becerra|
|Thomas "T.J." Jones||Executive Director|
|David Bainbridge||General Counsel|
|Galena West||Enforcement Chief|
|Loressa Hon||Chief of Administration|
List of Fair Political Practices Commissioner ChairsEdit