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Ethics Commission
Promoting Integrity in Mississippi's State and Local Governments

Tom Hood, Executive Director



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Today is: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Commission

Composition and Term
The Mississippi Ethics Commission was established November 15, 1979. The Commission is composed of eightmembers who were appointed to serve four year terms. All terms are staggered so that two terms expire each year. Also, any member may be reappointed.

Method of Selection
Two members of the Commission are appointed by each of the following authorities: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Commission Members
Name City App'ted By Term Expires
Ben Stone, Chairman Gulfport Lt. Governor 11/14/17
Walley R. Naylor, Vice Chairman Madison Governor 11/14/15
Billy R. Powell, Secretary Madison Lt. Governor 11/14/14
Sean A. Milner Clinton Speaker 11/14/17
Dana S. Stringer Brandon Governor 11/14/16
Robert G. Clark Pickens Speaker 11/14/14
Paul V. Breazeale Jackson Chief Justice 11/14/16
Brenda T. Redfern Richland Chief Justice 11/14/15


Qualifications
Each member appointed to the Commission must be a qualified elector of the State of Mississippi of good moral character and integrity. Not more than one person appointed by each appointing authority shall be an elected official.

Responsibility
The responsibility of the Commission is to see that the legislative purpose is satisfied by exercising all duties and powers contained in the Commission's enabling legislation. The Commission's purpose is accomplished by three subprograms:
  • Provides forms for the filing of Statements of Economic Interest (financial disclosure) by public officials and candidates and makes the completed forms available for public inspection upon request;
  • Receives sworn complaints and subsequently investigates alleged violations of the law by public servants; and
  • Issues written advisory opinions to public servants with regard to any standards of conduct set forth in the conflict of interest laws.


Staff
The Commission employs a full-time staff supervised by Executive Director, Tom Hood, who serves at the Commission's will and pleasure. All Commission employees are classified as non-state service.

Addresses
Office Location
660 North Street
Suite 100-C
Jackson, MS 39202
Postal Mailing
P.O. Box 22746
Jackson, MS 39225-2746
E-Mail
info@ethics.state.ms.us


Telephone and Facsimile Numbers
Telephone: (601) 359-1285     Facsimile: (601) 359-1292



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