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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1965 NO. 20 > May 26 1965

(1) A board of county commissioners may not appoint one of its members to fill a vacancy in the office of county auditor. (2) Same: If a county commissioner were to resign his office for the sole purpose of accepting an appointment as the county auditor under a prior agreement to that effect with the board of which he was a member, the member would still be ineligible for the appointment notwithstanding his resignation.

AGLO 1973 NO. 101 > Oct 24 1973

(1) A board of county commissioners may not appoint one of its members to fill a vacancy in the state House of Representatives.
 
(2) If a county commissioner were to resign for the sole purpose of accepting an appointment to the House of Representatives under a prior agreement to that effect with the board of which he was a member, the member would still be ineligible for the appointment notwithstanding his resignation.