Tue December 10, 2013
Ethical Questions Force Resignation Of State School Board Member
A state school board member has resigned amid ethical questions.
Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has details.
Lawmakers and people who work at the Ohio Statehouse know Bryan Williams as a former lawmaker who also works as a lobbyist for the Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio. He’s also been serving as a member on the state’s board of education. But questions have been raised about whether his work as a lobbyist violated Ohio’s ethics law. An Ohio Ethics Commission advisory says elected members of a state board may not be registered lobbyists. So Williams has submitted his resignation to state school board president Debe Terhar. The resignation is effective immediately. A new board member is expected to be chosen to replace him soon.