Obama’s new pick for consumer protection bureau

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 20, 2011 3:16 PM
Obama’s new pick for consumer protection bureau
President Obama has tapped Richard Cordray to head the nascent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), leaving everyone wondering, “Who’s Richard Cordray?”

Obama’s pick has a low national profile, but he has a long political history in his native Ohio, where’s he’s been a faithful Democrat. Before becoming the state attorney general in 2009, Cordray was Ohio’s state treasurer, state solicitor and a Democrat member of the Ohio House of Representatives.