For Immediate Release
Contact: Sullivan for Congress
(MANCHESTER) State Rep. Peter Sullivan today voiced his support for an independent Office of Public Integrity.
"Congress has repeatedly shown that it is utterly incapable of enforcing its own ethics rules" said Sullivan. "It's clear that the time has come for an independent, non-partisan office to enforce ethics and lobbyist dosclosure rules".
Sullivan challenged incumbent congressman Jeb Bradley to support bipartisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Marty Meehan and Christopher Shays to establish such an oversight body. "In the last few months, we've seen one member of Congress sentenced to a jail sentence, the House Majority Leader indicted by Texas prosecutors, and several others become the subject of federal criminal probes.
Something is terribly wrong with the current process. We need an office that will investigate and act on ethics complaints in an honest and non-partisan manner".
"The most important duty facing those of us holding public office is to restore the public's faith in their government. I challenge Jeb Bradley to join me in backing legislation that helps restore that sense of trust".
Rep. Peter Sullivan is a Democratic candidate for Congress in New Hampshire's first district. He is serving his third term as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives,where he serves on the House Criminal Justice Committee.