It is less than two weeks until the special election to fill Paul Clark’s former council president position. About a month ago it was reported in the News Journal that Mr. Clark had been admonished by the Ethics Commission for presiding over a County Council debate of an issue involving his wife’s law firm.
There has since been an executive order given by newly elevated County Executive Clark to create a firewall that removes him from any decisions involving his wife’s law firm. Councilman Tim Sheldon, the Democrat running for the open council president position, says the first thing he would do as council president is to draft a resolution asking the ethics commission to look into Mr. Clark’s potential conflict of interest. Why hasn’t Mr. Sheldon already drafted the resolution? He is a sitting member of council – there’s no need to wait.
It seems Mr. Sheldon isn’t quite up to speed on most of the issues and is ducking debates with Kovach. Paul Clark’s conflict of interest, land use (Mr. Sheldon admits his aide knows more than he does about it), and Vince Meconi are all included in this video:
If you are interested in ethics, responsible development, and bringing balance to the one party rule in county government, be sure to vote for Tom Kovach on January 13th.