Elizabeth Garrett, a top law professor and vice-president at the University of Southern California, was today appointed to the state's Fair Political Practices Commission.
Garrett, a vice president of budget at the USC Gould School of Law becomes the third new face to join the five-member FPPC this summer.
Garrett was selected by Secretary of State Debra Bowen.
The series of new FPPC appointments began in early June, when Lynn Montgomery, a former chief of staff to Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, was named a commissioner
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Seats on the commission are part-time jobs, which do not require Senate confirmation. The job pays $100 per day plus travel expenses.
All three appointees will serve on the five-member commission until 2013.
Read more of Garrett's bio after the jump.
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Garrett is a co-director of the USC Caltech Center For the Study of Law and Politics and a professor of public interest law, political science and legal ethics.
Garrett has written and co-written extensively on campaign finance laws, courts and political parties, lobbying regulations, congressional procedures, the initiative process, and California's gubernatorial recall.