Contact: Jonathan Keith
Jonathan Keith, District 27 State Senate candidate, stands up against the lack of external ethical oversight.
Cranston, R| May 9, 2016 – The need for external ethical oversight within the general assembly has become increasingly necessary. With the recent focus on the Legislative Grants, and the FBI investigation into former Representative Ray Gallison, there is no better time to demand it than now. The public must close the “speech in debate” loophole from the 1986 State Constitutional Convention. The people voted to have external ethical oversight for our elected officials and we need to ensure that this is corrected.
Jonathan Keith has taken a clear stance in bringing the people's voice back to general assembly stating in his announcement “Let’s put our voice back in front and be heard over the special interest groups. Let’s make 2016 the year that we take back our seat.” Jonathan has also stated the need for term limits to continue fresh faces within the general assembly making it more difficult for special interest groups to affect votes over public opinion.
If elected, Jon hopes to see bills put forward to repeal tolling, to add term limits, and to close the external oversight loophole by excluding ethics from the “speech in debate” clause. For more information, or information about how to get involved with moving our legislation down a more transparent road please visit www.cleanri.org