Gov. Matt Blunt nominated two state representatives to the Missouri Ethics Commission Wednesday.
Jeff B. Davidson, 51, of the 6th Congressional District and Jim R. Wright, 54, of the 2nd Congressional District were appointed to the commission. The governor called them â€œgreat additionsâ€ to the group and said he expects â€œthem to hold themselves and the commission to the highest standards.â€
Davison is an attorney with Liles & Davison in Savannah and has a bachelorâ€™s degree from Northwest Missouri State University with a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Wright is president and CEO of the Kirkwood/Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce and is from Ballwin. He has a bachelorâ€™s degree from National Louis University.
Both men are replacing representatives whose terms are expiring this Saturday.
Davison is replacing Robert Simpson, a Republican and Wright is replacing Warren Neiburg, also a Republican.
Both positions are subject to Senate confirmation for a term that will last until March 15, 2012.
Because this is a position for the ethics commission, state law requires a more complex process for filling vacancies. Law requires that they produce financial disclosure statements including four years worth of background and history on their campaign donations.
The commission handles complaints regarding conflicts of interest and violation of lobby statutes. They look at possible violates of the campaign finance disclosure law. They also review and audit reports as required under the campaign finance disclosure law.