Skip to comments.Chris Christie appoints ethics chief and ombudsman to administration
Posted on 07/17/2014 11:31:33 AM PDT by PoloSec
New Jersey governor Chris Christie appointed an ethics chief and ombudsman to his administration this week, before traveling to Iowa to headline a Republican Governors Association event that is being seen as an attempt to jump-start his stalled presidential ambitions.
Speaking at the RGA event, an organization he leads, is considered Christies most public re-entry to the 2016 Republican presidential field since he faced questions about top advisers using lane closures on the George Washington bridge for apparent political payback.
The ethics chiefs position grew out of the same scandal. Christie hired attorneys to investigate his own administration and the lengthy report that resulted suggested Christie create the position.
Christie appointed Heather Taylor to the ethics post, a move first reported by WNYC, and Patrick Hobbs as an ombudsman to guide Taylors office. Taylor will receive $115,000 per year for her work. She worked in the corruption bureau of the New Jersey attorney generals office since 2013.
Hobbs is the dean of the Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey. Hobbs won't be just Taylor's boss he also oversees her husband, Erik Lillquist, who is vice-dean at the neighbouring Seton Hall University.
This is not the first ethics panel Christie has created. The advisory ethics panel serves Christie after an executive order was issued in April 2010, in an effort to address promises the governor made as a candidate to clarify New Jersey's campaign finance law. The panel is staffed with personal donors to Christie's campaign.
Executive Order 24 is only the beginning of our efforts to increase transparency and accountability in government," Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said at the time, according to local media. "Just as the governor promised during his campaign, we are in the process of proposing legislation that would expand specific disclosures and extend
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That’s like employing a Fire Marshall after the building burns down.
Save your cash fat boi, you worthless DemocRat.