MAN — Former Logan County school board member and local Man business leader Bob Wolfe has been appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to the State of West Virginia Ethics Commission. Wolfe took the oath of office and assumed his commission in February 2012.
The West Virginia Ethics Commission was created in 1989 to implement and enforce a code of ethical conduct enacted by the Legislature for all public servants, including public employees, elected public officials, and appointed public officials, whether full-time or part-time, in the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of state, county and municipal government, including all boards, commissions and agencies. In 1999, the Ethics Commission was also given the responsibility of issuing advisory opinions on the Open Governmental Meetings Law.
The West Virginia Ethics Commission is charged with various oversight and governing functions that include educating public servants with respect to their responsibilities under the Ethics Act; providing for the distribution and filing of financial disclosure statements for public servants who must file; issuing formal advisory opinions in response to requests from individuals covered by the Ethics Act and the Open Governmental Meetings Act; administering the registration and reporting of lobbyists and overseeing the processing, investigation and adjudication of verified complaints of ethics violations.