Fri., August 5, 2011 8:38am (EDT)

Ethics Chair Won't Resign
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA   —  
Georgia's ethics commission is set to consider a major overhaul that would outsource some duties to a private lawyer.
Georgia's ethics commission is set to consider a major overhaul that would outsource some duties to a private lawyer.
The chairman of Georgia's ethics commission says he won't resign.

A complaint was filed alleging Patrick Millsaps is illegally serving on the commission, citing state law which says that members of the panel may not serve more than one complete term.

Millsaps was appointed in February 2009 by Gov. Sonny Perdue and reappointed by Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this year.

Millsaps said Friday he believed he did not serve a full first term when Deal reappointed him but acknowledged there was some confusion about the matter. So, he said he would remain on the panel as a Perdue appointee until Deal chose to replace him.

Millsaps said he hoped that would resolve the matter.

The commission on Friday was set to consider a cost-saving overhaul that would outsource some duties.