- Associated Press - Saturday, January 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named his former campaign treasurer to run the city department that investigates corruption and official misconduct.

De Blasio announced Saturday that he has nominated lawyer Mark Peters as commissioner of the Department of Investigation.

Peters is a partner at the law firm Edwards Wildman. He previously served as chief of the Public Corruption Unit at the state attorney general’s office.

De Blasio said Peters will work tirelessly to ensure that the city government lives up to “the highest ethical standards.”

Peters also served as treasurer of de Blasio’s mayoral campaign.

The City Council must vote on Peters‘ nomination.

Rose Gill Hearn stepped down as commissioner of investigation on Dec. 31 to become chairwoman of the city’s Campaign Finance Board.