Hochul names third candidate to new ethics board
Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics Gov. Kathy Hochul Wed., Nov. 23, Hochul nominated attorney Kaylin Whittingham to serve on the Commission on Ethics in Lobbying and Government, the successor entity to the now-defunct Joint Commission on Public Ethics. Whittingham is a former president of the Association of Black Women Attorneys and the principal of her law firm. Her nomination will be subject to a review by a committee of law school deans before her appointment can be finalized. The panel is composed of appointees by the governor, attorney general, state comptroller and legislative leaders from both parties in the state Senate and Assembly. Hochul previously nominated Michael Cardozo and Frederick Davie to serve on the panel; both appointments were confirmed by the independent review committee. "I am pleased to nominate Ms. Whittingham for the Committee's review and look forward to continuing our work to support the Commission's efforts to restore trust in government," Hochul said. Good-government organizations this week urged that the final commission appointments be made so it can begin its work in earnest before the start of 2023. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.