- 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.


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

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