Scott Gessler, an attorney, ran for Secretary of State of Colorado last November, and won. Now he says he wants to moonlight with his old law firm because his state salary, at $68,500, is too low to support the lifestyle he wants.
To us, the issue is not primarily whether his second job would entail conflicts of interest. They may well might, since his old law firm deals with election issues, and that is the bailiwick of the Secretary of State.
The primary issue, however, is trust. Gessler has betrayed the trust of the voters, and should resign forthwith.