Suspicious payments and dirty tricks: Will husband’s controversies impact Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long’s bid for governor?
This article originally appeared in WHYY on December 21, 2024 and was written by Cris Barrish.
Below is Claire Snyder-Hall’s comment on gubernatorial candidate Bethany Hall-Long’s long string of controversies related to her spouse.
But Claire Snyder-Hall, executive director of the government watchdog group Common Cause Delaware, said the lieutenant governor should not need a special reminder from the commission to know she should disclose her husband’s Section 8 rental business.
“It is clearly required by the Delaware code and we need public officers to follow the Delaware code because it’s very important for voters to be able to trust their elected officials,” Snyder-Hall said.
“Part of that is being able to see when there’s a potential conflict of interest, which is what that section of the code gets at — that you could be making decisions as a public officer that directly benefits yourself, or yourself indirectly by benefiting your spouse.”
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