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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Issues Formal Opinion Concluding That County Supervisor May Not Serve as County Administrative Coordinator


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today issued a formal opinion to Pierce County Corporation Counsel Bradley D. Lawrence concluding that a sitting member of the county board of supervisors must first resign before being appointed to the permanent position of county administrative coordinator.


The opinion reasons that the two positions are legally incompatible with each other and cannot, therefore, be held by a single individual at the same time, absent a specific statutory exception.


A copy of the Attorney General's opinion is available here.


A copy of the opinion request is available here.


Formal and informal opinions issued by Attorney General Van Hollen are available here.