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December 08, 2016
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Sullivan candidates endorse full disclosure

County chairman Jonathan Rouis said he agreed with full disclosure regarding conflicts of interest but suggested that there were limitations to what could be disclosed. He said as an accountant he is bound and governed by the New York State Board of Education and supports disclosure, “within the parameters that I’m allowed to submit that stuff.” He added, “I think the heart of the issue here is conflicts of interest. As we re-write our ethics program, we need to be sure we strengthen that definition and we make it very clear not only to the public, but to the members that seek and hold office, as to what a conflict of interest is, and what point in time, and how do they disclose on conflict of interest.