Administrator of Alaska Legislative Ethics Committee Resigns - State and Federal Communications

September 26, 2014  •  

Administrator of Alaska Legislative Ethics Committee Resigns

AlaskaReggie Drummond, administrator of the Alaska Legislature’s Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, resigned effective September 15. He claims he simply did not enjoy the job and was not a good fit.

The ethics committee advises legislators on ethical matters and has the authority to issue penalties for ethics violations. Although the committee is charged with overseeing compliance with ethical standards, many of the ethics rules remain subject to interpretation. Drummond was not comfortable interpreting a limited statute and admits he failed to read the statute prior to accepting the position in June.

Joyce Anderson, who served as the committee’s administrator for 13 years before retiring earlier this year, has been named acting committee administrator.

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