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Eric Casher 5x7.jpgCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris has named Oakland attorney Eric Casher to a vacant spot on the state's Fair Political Practices Commission.

Casher is an associate in the Oakland office of Meyer Nave, where he has represented "public and private developers, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, as well as, government agencies and municipalities," according to his online biography. He was named one of the National Bar Association's 40 best advocates under 40 in 2011.

"Eric's commitment to justice, fairness and the rule of law will make him a strong asset on the Fair Political Practices Commission," Harris said in a statement. "The people of California will be well-served by his diligence and his judgment."

Casher, who contributed $650 to Harris' 2010 campaign, called the appointment an "honor" in a statement released by the attorney general's office.

"I am committed to helping ensure that the political process in California is as fair and transparent as possible," he said.

The 34-year-old Democrat is eligible to serve a four-year term on the panel, which enforces California campaign and conflict-of-interest laws. He replaces Lynn Montgomery, who was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown when he was attorney general.

Casher fills one of three openings on the five-member commission this year. State Controller John Chiang named Torrance attorney Gavin Wasserman to another spot last month. A third appointee will be named by Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

PHOTO CREDIT: Eric Casher, courtesy of Meyer Nave law firm.


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