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State ethics board vice-chairman resigns

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago July 24, 2013 Jul 24, 2013 Wednesday, July 24 2013 July 24, 2013 3:59 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - There's a vacancy on the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

Vice Chairman Scott Schneider has resigned from the 11-member board, without providing a reason for stepping down.

In his July 3 letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal, Schneider called his time on the board "a wonderful experience."

The Times-Picayune reports Jindal appointed Schneider, an attorney from Mandeville, to the board in 2008 and reappointed him in 2011.

A graduate of UNO and Washington and Lee Law School in Virginia, Schneider was known for his work to tighten regulations on how candidates and elected officials can use campaign finance donations.

It's unclear when the vacancy will be filled. Jindal must get a list of recommendations from the state's private college presidents before he can name a replacement.

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