Former Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling has one more job to add to his already-full plate of interests along with his full-time job: co-chairing a commission to study ethics, campaign-finance reform, and nonpartisan redistricting.
According to Laura Vozzella with the Washington Post (see In wake of McDonnell conviction, McAulifee to announce ethics commission), Bolling, a Republican, will be appointed today by Governor Terry McAuliffe to head up the new commission along with former Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher. The announcement is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the State Capitol in Richmond.
Bill Bolling has proven through the years to be one of the most ethical men in Virginia politics. Though it had to be difficult to see his friend, former Governor Bob McDonnell, convicted on ethics charges, Bolling is a good choice for this task. Why not? It’s just one more cap to wear during these busy post-Capitol days. We salute the Governor … good choice.