Jindal Appoints 2 To Board Of Ethics
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has replaced two members of the Louisiana Board of Ethics, including its vice chairman, and reappointed a third. On Thursday, Jindal named Terry Backhaus, a financial planner from Sulphur, to the seat held by board Vice Chairman James Boyer, of Lake Charles, a retired lawyer. Julie Blewer, a Shreveport lawyer, takes over the seat held by Robert Bareikis, a college administrator from Shreveport. Meanwhile, Mandeville lawyer Scott Schneider got Jindal's nod for a second term on the 11-member board. Jindal made the announcement in a news release issued by his office. The Ethics Board polices state conflict of interest and nepotism laws as well as those dealing with, campaign finance, lobbyist and personal financial disclosure. Boyer, Bareikis and Schneider had all sought reappointment.