“The state’s top campaign ethics officer has resigned. Helena attorney Dave Gallik stepped down from his position as the Commissioner of Political Practices effective immediately,” Missoula’s KPAX Channel 8 reports.
“Staff in his office issued a statement Wednesday saying they have concerns over what appears to be unethical conduct violations by Gallik.”
It’s the latest in a long string of ethics and legal failures by the Office of Political Practices, which has been condemned by federal courts for the “petty bureaucratic harassment” of citizens opposed to the policies and practices of Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Attorney General Steve Bullock. ATP has long called for a reform of the corrupt agency.