Lawton Jordan Named To Georgia Ethics Commission

Are those the sounds of hooves in the distance? Is it the cavalry? Perhaps.

from the AP:

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed attorney and former White House staffer Lawton Jordan III to the state ethics commission, filling the lone Democratic seat on a board confronting lawsuits and claims of misconduct.

Jordan, in an interview with The Associated Press, said he accepted the appointment Thursday. He said he’s aware of concerns surrounding the commission and is approaching the position with an open mind. The governor’s office confirmed the appointment, which was expected to be made public Friday.

“I have to be objective and fair and not bring any preconceived notions to this and that is what I’m going to do,” Jordan said.

Which is all we can ask, really.

Jordan understands lobbying from his time at McKenna when he worked in their Government Affairs practice group. Before that he was  associate director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs during the Clinton administration and later as Southern political director for former Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign. He worked as chief legal counsel to the Democratic caucus in the Georgia Senate.

But more important than all of that, he is a graduate of Wake Forest University.



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