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New Ethics Review commissioner comes on board

Friday, June 15, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

There’s a new face on the dais of the Ethics Review Commission as of its June 13 meeting. Council Member Jimmy Flannigan appointed Tray Gober to the 11-member commission, where he will serve for the next four years. “It’s eerie in the sense that I recognize a lot of voices,” Gober said when he introduced himself. He admitted that he was “probably the only person” to listen to the recordings of the commission and has been absorbing background information from the sidelines. “I’m not as uninformed as I could be,” he said. Gober is a personal injury attorney who does a lot of pro bono work. Commissioner Debra Danburg noted that if he’s used to volunteering his time, he’ll “feel at home here.”

At the same time, Commissioner Meagan Harding tendered her resignation for personal reasons. Her husband, Vincent Harding, the outgoing head of the Travis County Democratic Party, announced this week that he will seek election to Council Member Ora Houston’s seat. He is the fourth candidate for the position, joining Natasha Harper-Madison, Mariana Salazar and Lewis Conway Jr.

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