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Today, State Senator Kris Jordan (R- Powell) introduced legislation to clarify issues with Ohio Revised Code 2921.43, which deals with public corruption the form of soliciting or accepting improper compensation while holding public office. Under current law, any public official convicted of a violation of that section is guilty of a first degree misdemeanor and is barred from holding public office or employment for a period of seven years following the date of the conviction. Senate Bill 299 would clarify that a conviction for an offense involving public corruption cannot be sealed until all conditions of the sentence have been fulfilled. "Once a public official has been convicted of a violation of the public trust, they should not be able to restore that privilege by simply sealing the record and pretending it never happened," said Jordan. "Accountability is everything in public service, and it would be inappropriate to allow anyone to re-enter a position of great trust without having fully satisfied his or her obligations under the sentence."
Jordan represents Ohio's 19th Senate District, which includes Delaware, Knox, Morrow, Richland, and part of Ashland counties. Prior to serving in the Senate, he served as a State Representative and as a Delaware County Commissioner. He is a proven advocate for spending restraint, lower taxes, and family values. He lives in Powell with his wife, Melissa.
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