Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt Names Gary Lavine to New State Ethics Commission

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“He stands for ethics and integrity, 100%,” said Leader Ortt

ALBANY, NY - New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt today named Gary Lavine as his appointment to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government, which was created through passage of the 2022 state budget.

“Gary Lavine is a brilliant mind and a true fighter for ethical accountability in state government. Gary has an impeccable reputation and experience going after government misconduct. When most other JCOPE members were silent, Commissioner Lavine spoke out against Albany corruption and scandal, relentlessly pursuing accountability and justice. I am proud to appoint him to the new ethics commission so he can continue his faithful service to our state. He stands for ethics and integrity, 100%, and I look forward to the important work he will continue to do on the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government,” said Leader Ortt.

Mr. Lavine is a Syracuse Attorney and previously served on the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE).