Charleston Gazette-Mail: Potential conflicts also issue for new WV commerce secretary

Andrew Brown
Jan 31, 2017

“Handing over day-to-day operations of a company that is directly affected by the official’s role or decision making isn’t effective,” said Brendan Fischer, an associate counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, a national group that focuses on government transparency and democracy. “If a public official maintains a financial stake in a company, the potential for a conflict remains...” 

“I’m sympathetic at some level of the problems that they face, but you are not drafted to run for these offices,” Lawrence Noble, the general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, said of Justice’s ongoing conflicts. 

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