Ethically-challenged chairman used pseudonym

We have posted before about how common it is for local politicians to comment on articles that mention their public sector work, but wonder how many pols are using fake names. At least one, in the letters to the editors section, in Woodstock, according to Jim Romenesko’s Media News:

Woodstock, NY Ethics Board chairman James Dougherty — he used Jim Charles for his letters — threatened to sue the Woodstock Times if was outed as the writer. “He said that now he’d have to resign from the Ethics Board, and that was my fault,” writes editor Brian Hollander. “So be it.”


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