Governor Whitmer appoints two new members to State Board of Ethics


Leslee J. Fritz of Albion and Catherine McClure of Chelsea were appointed to the State Board of Ethics today by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The Board of Ethics is authorized to determine the ethical conduct of classified or unclassified state employees as well as public officers of the executive branch of Michigan state government who are appointed by the Governor or another executive department official.

Fritz is the senior pastor at Albion First United Methodist Church while McClure recently served as legal counsel and policy analyst for the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus. Reverend Fritz will succeed Marry Ann Middaugh and Ms. McClure will succeed Peter Webster. Both are democrats whose term expires February 7th, 2023. McClure will also serve as Chair for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.

“Michiganders need to trust that the decisions coming out of Lansing will protect them and their families, which is why it’s so important to have a strong State Board of Ethics,” Whitmer said. “Leslee and Catherine will ensure that our state government continues to be held to the highest ethical standards that Michigan has ever seen.”

The appointments are subject to advice and consent of the Senate.

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