Peter Sturges is the Chair of our Governing Board. He joined the Common Cause Massachusetts Governing Board in 2009 and became Chair in 2011. Mr. Sturges was executive director of the State Ethics Commission from 2000 until 2007. As executive director, Sturges was responsible for the supervision, direction, and policy development of the Commission’s 22 member staff. Sturges also served as general counsel to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance from 1991 until 2000. He has also served as legal counsel to the Department of Mental Health, Department of Education and the Office for Children. He has also been a guest lecturer, panelist or speaker at institutions and organizations across the state.