Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp today appointed State Representative Al Cutrona to the legislature’s ethics oversight panel, the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.
Cutrona replaces Larry Householder, whom lawmakers voted to remove from the panel following his indictment on federal corruption charges.
“Al Cutrona is an honest, trusted leader who is committed to fighting corruption,” said Cupp (R-Lima). “He will have an important role in helping us restore trust to the Ohio Statehouse.”
The 12-member Joint Legislative Ethics Committee is a bipartisan ethics panel that advises Ohio’s legislative branch of government on matters concerning ethics, conflicts of interest and financial disclosure. It is comprised of six state representatives and six senators.
“We need to root out corruption and restore integrity so Ohioans can have confidence in their government,” said Cutrona (R-Canfield). “Honest government is a cornerstone of our democracy. I am committed to working with Democrats and Republicans on the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee to protect the public interest.”