Sunday, September 24, 3:00 pm
Schluter (R), former New Jersey state senator and vice chair of the State Ethics Commission, provides a fascinating account of the often invisible decisions that lead to ethical misconduct. He describes his experiences and strategies in combating misconduct over a 40-year political career. Schluter examines examples of corruption involving campaign money, lobbying, conflicts of interest, patronage abuse, and electoral manipulation, all of which contribute to dysfunction in both national and state government. He recommends a specific and comprehensive plan for reform that engages citizens and can be applied in all states. Books will be available for purchase and signing.