Job Offer Ethics

English Gets Job Offer

Missouri Times reports that Rep. Keith English has received a job offer and won’t run for re-election in 2016.  See it here.

Pull Quote: “I was approached by a gentleman interested in putting me to work in Jefferson City,” English said. “It’s something I think I would really like to do. It doesn’t mean I can’t run for state rep. in the future, but I think I am going to take him up on this offer… It’s a conflict of interest to keep the job I’ve been offered and run for political office.”

 

If Ethics Were Actually Taken Seriously in Jefferson City…

He’s taking a job in Jeff City that conflicts with being a state Rep., but he’s not leaving the House and taking the job until after next session.  Doesn’t he own an explanation of what that job is and whether his actions next session might unduly benefit that organization?  How is the job a conflict of interest in 2017, but the offer isn’t now?

 

Originally in September 23 MOScout.