Watertown attorney David A. Renzi has been named to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, a new watchdog group for the executive and legislative branches.
Mr. Renzi, a Republican, ran for state Senate in 2008, losing to Democrat Darrel J. Aubertine.
He was nominated by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a Republican.
Politicos who pay attention will note that Mr. Renzi was dogged with questions about his own ethics when he ran for state Senate.
"Mr. Renzi, as the Watertown Daily Times first reported Oct. 3, accrued state retirement credits he was not entitled to while serving for four years as legal counsel to the town of Pamelia," according to the WDT archives.
But if you read the story in full, you'll see that a lot of the ethics mudslinging that went on was taken out of proportion.