10:58 am August 18, 2009, by James Salzer
Rick Thompson, executive secretary of the State Ethics Commission, resigned his post today.
The commission handles campaign finance and lobbyist disclosure reports and judges complaints filed against politicians, lobbyists and political groups.
Thompson has been with the commission since January 2004 and took over at a time when state officials said the agency had a backlog of 200 cases, some dating back years.
That backlog has been largely wiped out.
Thompson said he gave the commission’s chairman 60 days notice. He said he will start a public strategy company.
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