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Former Orleans lawmaker chosen for ethics board


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has chosen a former New Orleans lawmaker who spent more than three decades in the Legislature to fill an open seat on the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

In a special meeting Thursday, senators voted 32-0 to appoint former Rep. Emile "Peppi" Bruneau for the position on the 11-member board.

Bruneau was chosen from seven candidates recommended by the presidents of the state's private colleges, who are assigned the task by law.

Bruneau, a Republican attorney, was a member of the state House from 1976 to 2007, serving in the chamber's number two job for eight years. He also spent years on the House committee that oversees state ethics laws.

Senators talked of Bruneau's knowledge of the ethics code and of the Legislature as they backed his appointment.

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