SACRAMENTO -- Outgoing California Attorney General Bill Lockyer last Friday moved yet another one of his loyal aides to alternative employment.
Former Deputy Attorney General Robert Leidigh's appointment to the Fair Political Practices Commission was Lockyer's fourth major appointment concerning close aides in less than a week.
Three days earlier, Lockyer announced that two Special Assistant Attorneys General, Tricia Wynne and Bettina Redway, would join him in the Treaurer's office as Deputy Treasurers, as would Chief Deputy Attorney General Steve Coony as Chief Deputy Treasurer. All three, like Leidigh, are long-time Lockyer loyalists.
Leidigh served the Lockyer administration for the past six years as a Deputy Attorney General in the Government Law Section, where he became an expert in the Political Reform Act and litigated for the state in the California and United States Supreme Court. Prior to that Leidigh was an attorney and partner at the Sacramento law firm of Olson, Hagel, Fong, Leidigh, Waters & Fishburn.