June 12, 2018: Maria Audero has resigned as a Commissioner at the California Fair Political Practices Commission, a political watchdog agency. Audero, a Los Angeles employment law lawyer, resigned more than seven months before the end of her term to take a new position as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California. California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Audero to the Commission in 2015. Audero resigned one week after former Commission Chairman Jodi Remke, another Brown appointee, officially resigned days before the state’s primary election. At the time, Remke said she had accepted a new position as a Presiding Administrative Law Judge for Appellate Operations for the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.