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Press Release – July 14, 2004 – SF ETHICS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES THE HIRING OF A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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PRESS RELEASE

 

Contact:  Michael Garcia                                                     For Immediate Release

(415) 581-2300

 

SF ETHICS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES THE HIRING OF A NEW

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

San Francisco

July 14, 2004

 – After conducting an extensive nationwide search, the San Francisco Ethics Commission has hired John St. Croix to serve as its next Executive Director.  Mr. St. Croix, a recent graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at 

Harvard

 

University

, will take the helm of the Ethics Commission next month. 

 

"Members of the Ethics Commission are excited to welcome Mr. St. Croix to 

San Francisco

 and look forward to working with him.  He brings a wealth of experience and academic insight to the position of Executive Director," stated Michael Garcia, Chairperson of the Ethics Commission.

 

Prior to his graduate school work, Mr. St. Croix was the legislative director for Congressman Timothy Roemer of 

Indiana

 for eight years.  In addition to his work for Congressman Roemer, Mr. St. Croix had extensive experience on Capitol Hill working for a number of members of Congress in various capacities, ranging from press secretary to legislative aide.  Mr. St. Croix also served as a volunteer and staff member for several candidates seeking elective office and has experience in local government, having served as Chief of Staff to a member of the New York City Council.

 

Mr. St. Croix was a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the 

University

 

of 

Massachusetts

 at 

Dartmouth

 after attending 

Cape Cod

Community College

 and 

George

 

Washington

 

University

.  In addition to his professional and academic activities, Mr. St. Croix has served the communities in which he has lived in several different capacities, including serving on the boards of directors of the Andrew House Homeless Shelter in 

Washington

 

D.C.

 and the West African Childhood Development Foundation, and as a student trustee for the Massachusetts State Board of Higher Education. 

 

"Mr. St. Croix's background and experience make him the perfect fit to help the Ethics Commission ensure that the highest standards of ethics in government are maintained in the City and 

County

 

of 

San Francisco

," Chairperson Garcia concluded.

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The Ethics Commission, established in November 1993, serves the public, City employees and officials and candidates for public office through education and enforcement of ethics laws. Its duties include: filing and auditing of campaign finance disclosure statements, lobbyist and campaign consultant registration and regulation, administration of the public financing program and whistleblower program, conflict of interest reporting, investigations and enforcement, education and training, advice giving and statistical reporting.

 

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