Chief Justice seeks applicants for Ethics Commission appointment

October 18, 2004

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice James W. Smith Jr. is seeking applicants for appointment to the state Ethics Commission.

The Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court appoints two of the eight members of the Ethics Commission. The term of Ethics Commission Vice-Chair Eugene L. Fair of Hattiesburg, one of two judicial appointees now serving on the commission, will expire Nov. 15.

The position which will be open is a four-year term. Applicants may be from anywhere in the state. Qualifications for the position, as set out by statute in Mississippi Code Section 25-4-5, are persons “each of whom shall be a qualified elector of the State of Mississippi, of good moral character and integrity.”

Chief Justice Smith asks that anyone interested in serving on the Ethics Commission submit an application to him by Nov. 5. Letters and resumes should be addressed to Chief Justice Smith at the Mississippi Supreme Court, P.O. Box 117, Jackson, MS 39205.