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Nov 20, 2012 8:03 AM by AP

House picks appointee for La. ethics board seat

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House has elected the local director of a nonprofit agency to fill an open seat on the Board of Ethics.

Ashley Kennedy Shelton of Baton Rouge is one of two House appointees to the board. Shelton is Louisiana director of One Voice, a nonprofit that advocates on affordable housing and other issues.

Shelton won a mail ballot election over Julianne Nice of New Orleans, a self-employed consultant for nonprofit organizations. Shelton received 54 votes to Nice's 38 votes. Thirteen representatives didn't vote.

Shelton replaces Vanessa LaFleur of Baton Rouge, a lawyer who resigned from the ethics board in September to take a job at the state Department of Revenue.

Shelton will serve the remainder of a five-year term that began Jan. 1.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com




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