Goetz sworn into ethics commission

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Jessamine County resident was sworn in as a new member of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission in Frankfort on Tuesday, May 9. 

KLEC is an independent agency in the legislative branch, which enforces ethics laws in the United States, such as banning lobbyists from making campaign contributions to General Assembly members and candidates, and prohibits legislators from accepting anything of value — even a cup of coffee — from a lobbyist.

Tony Goetz, is a native of Daviess County and a graduate of Brescia University in Owensboro. He completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Kentucky in 1970.

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He has served in various positions on several councils and associations such as the Executive Director of the East Kentucky Health Systems Agency from 1976-1980.

In 1980, Goetz was named Associate Dean of Administration and Finance of the University of Kentucky Medical School and he served in that and other administrative positions at the university through 2003. His last position at UK was director of government relations. In 2004-2005, he served as the governor’s legislative liaison.  He and his wife Nancy live in Jessamine County.