Bill Bolling to head up governor’s ethics commission

Bill Bolling, Jean Ann 2014 Lt. Gov dinnerBy Lynn R. Mitchell

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.

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One thought on “Bill Bolling to head up governor’s ethics commission

  1. […] Um … right. And if a Republican governor had done the same, the Democrats would have blasted some similar-sounding email.  This just looks petty especially since our own Republican Lieutenant Governor is heading it up (see Bill Bolling to head up Governor’s ethics committee). […]

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