Some lawmakers are crying foul over the telephone tactics a colleague used to appoint his person last month to the Charleston County Avaition Authority.

They say state Rep. Chip Limehouse, R-Charleston, ignored the states public meeting laws and an earlier vote of the House delegation to get Mallory Factor on the board, without other lawmakers having a chance to consider 18 others who also had applied for the seat.

Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, D-Charleston, said the appointment stemmed from a conference call and violated the states Freedom of Information Act.

Ive got 38,000 people I represent, and Im not going to let their voices be Xed out because somebody wants to elect somebody by a phone call and Im not a part of that phone call, Stavrinakis said. The public has a right to expect way, way better than that.

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