- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking a District Court judgeship nominee to seek an advisory opinion from the state Ethics Commission.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1lOaEZO ) that citizens’ advocacy organization Common Cause Rhode Island said in an August letter to Timothy Williamson that his current position as part-time lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee does not exempt him from the revolving door statute.

The law prevents people who hold discretionary state staff positions from accepting a position in another state agency for one year after leaving their job.

Williamson is one of five nominees for the position. A spokeswoman with the governor says Raimondo believes it would be “prudent” for Williamson to seek guidance from the commission.

An Ethics Commission spokesman says Williamson hasn’t requested an opinion.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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