Saturday, October 03, 2009

State Law Curbs Dual Office-Holding

A reader pointed out that there is a new prohibition on dual office-holding since February 2008. It was discussed in a 2007 New Jersey League of Municipalities article.

Interestingly, in light of recent indictments, the article notes that the legislation will not prevent unethical officeholders from continuing to act in an unethical way. Author Edward J. Buzak concludes by stating, "The most effective way of preventing unethical conduct is to elect ethical officials. Every citizen of this state has the ability to contribute to that effort by participating in the electoral process and voting for candidates who demonstrate the type of ethical and moral values that advance the public good. "

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