New Job for NYC Commissioner of Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City Commissioner of Investigation Rose Gill Hearn will be the next head of the Campaign Finance Board.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday that Gill Hearn will chair the board that monitors political fundraising in the city, succeeding Joseph Parkes, who resigned last week when his term expired.

Gill Hearn has been commissioner since 2002, conducting probes of other city departments to uncover corruption and crime. Bloomberg said that Hearn’s leadership resulted in more than 6,500 arrests. Hearn’s appointment takes effect Tuesday, Bloomberg’s last day in office.