On Wednesday the City Commission will vote to fill a vacancy on the City Independent Ethics Board. Notable applicants include Dr. Erwin Jackson, former City Commission candidate Luther Lee and Bill Hollimon -the husband of Florida State Representative Lorrane Ausley.
Dr Erwin Jackson, who calls himself the “Tallahassee Truth Teller”, filled out an application and listed Mayor Andrew Gillum, City Commissioner Scott Maddox, and City Commissioner Gill Ziffer as references.
Mr. Hollimon, the owner of Hollimon, P.A., is married to Lorrane Ausley. Ausley’s father, Dubose Ausley, is listed as the Director of the Ausley & McMullen law firm.
The Ausley & McMullen law firm is a city vendor and Gerald Curington, an Ausley & McMullen lawyer, currently serves as the General Counsel for the Ethics Board.
The vacancy arose when the City Commission’s appointee to the Independent Ethics Board, Ms. Carol “Sunny” Phillips, provided notice she would resign effective December 30, 2017.
Her resignation coincides with the expiration of the term for Seat 1, therefore, the new appointee will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018, and will be eligible to serve a second term.
The following individuals have submitted applications to the City for service on the Ethics Board.
• Karen S. Card
• Gregory E. Hogancamp
• Bill Hollimon
• Erwin D. Jackson
• Reiner Kirsten
• Luther Lee
• David T. O’Keefe
• James G. Pace
• Erin B. Sjostrom
• Gabriel Warren
Applications can be reviewed here.