Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Former Sen. Grossman Named to Ethics Panel

A former Democratic state legislator has been appointed to one of the five seats on the state's Independent Ethics Commission.

Dan Grossman, who served as a state representative between 1997-2003 and as a state senator from 2003-2007, was nominated by Senate president Peter Groff, D-Denver, to replace Republican Sally Hooper.

Grossman's nomination will have to be confirmed by the state senate. The vote on the nomination is expected to occur Wednesday.

Gov. Bill Ritter will name a replacement for Democratic commission member Nancy Friedman. Ritter is required by law to appoint a Republican to that seat.

The Independent Ethics Commission is responsible for enforcing Amendment 41, the far-reaching anti-corruption initiative approved by voters in 2006.