Members of state Ethics Commission appointed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has chosen the nine people who will serve on the reworked state Ethics Commission. The appointments, which Tomblin announced Monday, will take effect on Tuesday.

The members of the Ethics Commission are as follows:

Bob Wolfe, Democrat from the 3rd Congressional District, will serve a term ending 2019. Wolfe will serve as a representative who served as an elected county school board member. Wolfe, the designated chair, will be tasked with calling the Commission’s first meeting.

Karen Disibbio, Democrat from the 3rd Congressional District, will serve a term ending 2017. Disibbio will serve as a representative who served as an elected or appointed county official.

Suzan Singleton, Independent from the 1st Congressional District, will serve a term ending 2017. Singleton will serve as a representative who served as an elected or appointed municipal official.

Mike Greer, Republican from the 1st Congressional District, will serve a term ending 2019. Greer will serve as a representative who served as a member of the West Virginia Legislature.

Terry Walker, Democrat from the 2nd Congressional District, will serve a term ending 2019. Walker will serve as a representative from a rural area.

Larry Tweel, Democrat from the 3rd Congressional District, will serve a term ending 2015. Tweel will serve as a citizen member.

Monte Williams, Democrat from the 1st Congressional District, will serve a term ending 2015. Williams will serve as a citizen member.

Jack Buckalew, Republican from the 2nd Congressional District, will serve a term ending 2015. Buckalew will serve as a citizen member.

Betty Ireland, Republican from the 2nd Congressional District, will serve a term ending in 2017. Ireland will serve as a citizen member.

In terms of former commissioners — W. Kemp Morton, the former chairman, was not reappointed along with Drema Radford and Father Douglas Sutton.

Tuesday was the deadline for the appointments. In March, the Legislature approved the changes to the Commission’s structure and reduced the number of members to nine. Up until Monday, ten of 12 available seats on the Ethics Commission were filled.

In June, Rebecca Stepto was named interim executive director of the Ethics Commission following the June 5 firing of Joan Parker, the former executive director.

The Ethics Commission was created in 1989 as an independent, bipartisan board to administer the Ethics Act.

 





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