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Friday, February 09, 2007

U.S. House Ethics Counsel Hired: Former Cleveland Prosecutor

CLEVELAND (TDB) -- A former assistant prosecutor in Cuyahoga County has been hired as chief counsel for the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, the ethics panel which is chaired by Cleveland Democratic Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Dawn Kelley Mobley is a graduate of North Carolina Central School of Law and is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Ohio.

She was a trial lawyer in the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office and handled rape, homicide and drug cases. She also worked as a supervisor in the felony and juvenile justice sections. Tubbs Jones was the was the county prosecutor in Cleveland before her election to the OH-11 seat.

Mobley has been working for the U.S. Attorney's in Washington. Her new role could make her fairly high-profile if there is any kind of congressional scandal. Democrats has promised an emphasis on ethics. The announcement of Mobley's appointment is not on committee's Web site, nor does it appear to be on Tubbs Jones' House portal. But it is HERE on the pr newswire.

1 comment:

  1. Understanding Cuyahoga politics may be important in this context.

    Released Jan. 27, 2007, in an online article with datasets:

    OHIO 2004: 6.15% Kerry-Bush vote-switch found in probability study

    Defining the vote outcome probabilities of wrong-precinct voting has revealed, in a sample of 166,953 votes (1 of every 34 Ohio votes), the Kerry-Bush margin changes 6.15% when the population is sorted by probable outcomes of wrong-precinct voting.

    The Kerry to Bush 6.15% vote-switch differential is seen when the large sample is sorted by probability a Kerry wrong-precinct vote counts for Bush. When the same large voter sample is sorted by the probability Kerry votes count for third-party candidates, Kerry votes are instead equal in both subsets.

    Read the revised article with graphs of new findings:

    The 2004 Ohio Presidential Election: Cuyahoga County Analysis
    How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes