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Snyder makes reappointments to State Board of Ethics

Thursday, March 5, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Mary Ann Middaugh, of Paw Paw, and Peter Webster, of Beverly Hills, to the State Board of Ethics.

The seven-member board serves as an advisory and investigatory committee which determines the ethical conduct of classified and unclassified state employees and public officers in the executive branch of Michigan state government. No more than four members of the board shall be members of the same political party.

"These individuals will continue to assist the board in maintaining the highest ethical standing across state government," said Snyder.

Middaugh is vice president of the Lakeview Foundation Board and secretary of the vestry of the Church of the Transfiguration on Bois Blanc Island. She is a member of the Lakeview Hospital Auxiliary, Van Buren County Election Board of Canvassers, and the Paw Paw Service League. She also served on the Van Buren Intermediate School District Board. Middaugh is a former state representative and earned an associate degree from the Muskegon Business College. She continues to represent Republicans.

Webster is a member at Dickinson Wright PLLC in Troy and is a fellow of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He serves on the board of directors for Automation Alley, and is a life member of the Detroit Regional Chamber. He is a former Oakland County commissioner, former mayor pro tem and was a commissioner for the City of Royal Oak, a member of the City of Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority, and the Oakland County Brownfield Development Authority. Webster earned a bachelor’s degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a law degree from Wayne State University. He continues to represent Republicans.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Feb. 7, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.