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 state’s 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 state’s Freedom of Information Act.
“I’ve got 38,000 people I represent, and I’m not going to let their voices be X’ed out because somebody wants to elect somebody by a phone call and I’m 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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