California Fair Political Practices Commission
|Headquarters||1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, California|
|Annual budget||$12.929 m USD (2018-2019)|
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.
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.
|Richard C. Miadich||Chair||2019–2023||Governor Gavin Newsom|
|E. Dotson Wilson||Commissioner||2019–2023||Governor Gavin Newsom|
|Abby Wood||Commissioner||2021–2025||Secretary of State Shirley Weber|
|Catharine Baker||Commissioner||2021–2025||Controller Betty Yee|
|Frank Cardenas||Commissioner||2018–2021||Attorney General Xavier Becerra|
|Galena West||Executive Director|
|David Bainbridge||General Counsel|
|Angela Brereton||Chief of Enforcement|
|Loressa Hon||Chief of Administration|
|Shrdha Shah||Chief of Audits and Assistance|
List of Fair Political Practices Commissioner Chairs