Sullivan Files "Revolving Door" Legislation

For Immediate Release

January 16, 2006

Contact: Rep. Peter Sullivan

State Rep. Peter Sullivan (D-Manchester) has introduced legislation to close the revolving door between government service and special interest lobbying.

Sullivan is the sponsor of HB 1481, which will impose a one year cooling off period before elected and appointed state officials could engage in lobbying activities.

"In recent weeks, the depths of a culture of corruption in Washington has been laid bare" said Sullivan. "The actions of people such as Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff show what happens when there is no serious attempt to rein in theinfluence of special interest lobbyists".

"HB 1481 is a crucial first step in ensuring that Beltway-style corruption doesn't take root in New Hampshire. By locking the revolving door between public service and private gain, we can make sure that the public interest never takes a back seat to well-heeled special interests."

The text of Rep. Sullivan's legislation can be found on the legislature's web site:

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2006/HB1481.html

Rep. Peter Sullivan is serving his third term as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. An attorney and a former Army National Guard officer, Sullivan resides in Manchester with his wife, Katya. He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Hampshire's first congressional district.

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