Minn. Campaign Regulators Elect New Chairwoman

Posted at: 09/10/2013 10:31 AM | Updated at: 09/10/2013 10:32 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former state Sen. Deanna Wiener is the new chairwoman of the Minnesota regulatory board that polices campaign fundraising and spending.

The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board elevated Wiener to the leadership position Tuesday. She assumes the post held by Andrew Luger, who resigned late last month to take on a new assignment as Minnesota's lead federal prosecutor.

Wiener is a Democrat who represented the Eagan area in the Legislature for a decade. She has been on the campaign board since 2011.

Luger was nominated to be the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota. His resignation leaves a vacancy on the six-member board, which has designated slots for members by political party affiliation. Gov. Mark Dayton will appoint someone to fill that slot no sooner than mid-October.

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