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​​Staff Attorney Position:  ​The Ethics Commission is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney.  Applicants must send a resume, including named references and at least one recent writing sample to: or to M. Elle​n Briggs, West Virginia Ethics Commission, 210 Brooks Street, Suite 300, Charleston, WV 25301.  Applications must be received by the close of business on June 21, 2024.  For the job description and salary range, click here​.  

Public Comment Period: Comments from the public regarding proposed changes to the Ethics Commission’s Legislative R​ules 1) Title 158, Series 12, Lobbying and 2) Title 158, Series 20, Forms, may be submitted to the Ethics Commission through July 15, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. Comments may be submitted to the Ethics Commission, Theresa M. Kirk, General Counsel, 210 Brooks Street, Suite 300, Charleston, WV 25301, The proposed rules and notices of p​ublic comment period may ​be viewed on the Secretary of State’s website at​​​

--Advisory Opinion and Contract Exemptions:  The Ethics Commission issued the following Advisory Opinion and Contract Exemptions on June 6, 2024:

To view Advisory Opinion 2024-03, click here.

To view Contract Exemption 2024-01, click here.

To view Contract Exemption 2024-02, click here.​  

--2024-01, Lobbyist Spending Composite Report: The summary of lobbyist spending for the January 1, 2024, to April 30, 202​​4, due ​on May 15, 2024, reporting period is here​​​​​.​​​

--​Lobbyist Activity Reports for the period of January 1, 2024, to April 30, 2024 are due no later than Wednesday, May 1​5, 2024.  To file y​our report online, click here​.  Even if your expenditures were "0," you must file.  ​ ​​​

--Training:  Our next virtual training on the Ethics and Open Meetings Acts will be on August 9 ​​at noon. The training is open to all.  Email for an invite. The training has be​en approved for 1 hour of CLE and CPE credits.​
--Financial Disclosure Statements:  For infor​mation about filing your Financial Disclosure Statement with the Ethics Commission for the report/calendar year 2023, click here.​

--Election​ Booklet:  ​Are you thinking about running for public office?  To assist you in understanding the rules, the Ethics Commission has published an Election​​Booklet containing guidance on Ethics Act rules and other laws within the Commission’s jurisdiction governing campaigns and successful candidates once they are sworn into office.  Helpful information about elections may also be found in our October 2019 Newsletter.​
--Ethics Newsletter:  To view Volu​me 21​ of the Newsletter, click h​ere.
--Seminar:  You may view the slide presentation from the November 16, 2023, seminar, So You Wanna Be a Judge - Running for Judicial​ Office, by clicking here.  More information from the seminar is also available at the Judicial Investigation Commission’s website.​   

--Lobbyist Directory:  To view the latest version of the Lobbyist Directory, click ​

--Annual Report:  To view​ the 2023 Annual Report of the Commission, click here​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​