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We have created a page for each US State to briefly list the Ethics resources available for that state.
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Synopsis of State Ethics Program:

The Wisconsin Ethics Board is made up of 6 non-partisan members. The Board's executive director manages the daily administration of the Ethics Code for local officials and the Ethics Code for state officials,and lobbying laws.

Wisconsin Ethics Board
44 E. Mifflin St., Suite 601

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Ethics Contact Person:

Chris Nelson, Secretary of State
Capitol Building
500 East Capitol Avenue Ste 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone: Routine Business and Elections: 605-773-3537

Synopsis of State Ethics Program: South Dakota does not have a formal ethics board or commission.
Read former Attorney General Roger Tellinghuisen's official opinion regarding the Code of Ethics for Administrators of the Professional Administrators' Practices and Standards Commission

Largest City:

Sioux Falls

Ethics Contact:
Ethics Board, City Attorney's Office
224 West Ninth Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: (605) 367-8880

Synopsis of City Ethics Program:
Sioux Falls' Ethics Board is part of the City Attorney's office.

Largest County:

Minnehaha

Helpful Contact Information:
County Commission

Address:
Minnehaha County Commission Office
415 N. Dakota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Main Office Number: 605-367-4206

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Ethics Contact Person: Herbert Hayden, Jr., Executive Director, South Carolina State Ethics Commission

Address:
South Carolina State Ethics Commission
5000 Thurmond Mall, Suite 250
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 253-4192
Fax: (803) 253-7539

Synopsis of State Ethics Program:

The State Ethics Commission was created in 1975 with responsibilities for financial disclosure, campaign disclosure, and ethical rules of conduct. To enforce the statute, the Commission could issue advisory opinions as well as conduct investigations and hearings into complaints.

In 1990 and 1991, Operation Lost Trust gave impetus for a new statute, the Ethics Reform Act of 1991. That Act expanded the size of the Commission and gave it additional responsibilities to include lobbyist registration and disclosure, financial disclosure, campaign practices, and ethical rules of conduct. The statute provided that the Commission could issue advisory opinions as well as conduct investigations and hearings into complaints. The penalty provisions of the statute were increased.

Largest City:

Columbia

Largest County:

Greenville County

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Ethics Contact Person: William Gardner, Secretary of State (COGEL Member)

Address:
Secretary of State
State House, Rm. 204
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3242

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The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board attends to the enforcement of the state's Code of Ethics.

Contact Information:
Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board
510 E 12th, Suite 1A
Des Moines, IA 50319
Telephone: (515)281-4028
Fax: (515)281-3701

COGEL Members:

W. Charles Smithson
Executive Director
Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone: (515) 281-3489
Email: [email protected]

Jan Johnson
Legal Counsel
Iowa Legislative service Bureau
Des Moines, IA 50319
Telephone: (515) 281-3566
Email: [email protected]

Largest City:


Des Moines

The city of Des Moines does not presently have an ethics board; however more information about the city's government can be obtained from their website.

Largest County:

Polk County Polk County does not have an ethics board, which is specified only for the county.

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