LINCOLN — Frank Daley Jr., who has been executive director of the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Commission since 1999, has announced that he will retire in August.
Daley, a native of Orange, N.J., called his job “fascinating” but said that he will be 69 by August and felt that it was time to “look at something else.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to watch the Legislature, which I admire, in action year after year,” he said Thursday. “They come in once a year, do all the things they need to do, and then go home.”
“It’s pretty impressive, compared to the complete dysfunction in Washington, D.C.,” Daley said.
The Accountability and Disclosure Commission oversees campaign finance disclosure, lobbying, statements of financial interest and conflicts of interest at the state and local levels. It can impose civil penalties for violations of state campaign laws.
Daley, a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law, served as legal counsel for the commission prior to taking the executive director’s job. He is the fifth person to hold that job.
The topic of Daley’s retirement, and the process of choosing a successor, is on the agenda of the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Commission, which meets Friday.
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