Boothe joins House Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee

Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2017

After stepping down as chairman of the House Rules Committee earlier this year, state Rep. Alan Boothe, R-Troy, has been appointed to serve the remainder of his term on the House Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee.

“I’m honored that he would ask me to serve on it.” Boothe said. “I’ve never served on that committee, so it will be new ground for me and there are always questions that come up on election year. We want to measure twice and cut once.”

Boothe will be on the committee for two more election cycles, the first of which begins August 15 to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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“This is an important committee,” Boothe said. “It looks at all the issues and legislation dealing with elections. And ethics is a constant battle.”

The next election cycle will begin in June next year– an election which Boothe has an outside look on as he has announced that he will not be seeking reelection.

“I don’t have anything to lose or to win,” Boothe said. “I can’t be influenced by outside sources.”

Boothe plans to continue serving in the role until the end of his final term, which will expire on November 18.

Local candidates Wes Allen, probate judge, and Marcus Paramore, president of the Troy City Council, have announced campaigns to fill Boothe’s empty seat.