CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - State Rep. Rob Kauffman has written to House Speaker Dennis O'Brien, asking that former state representative Jeff Coy not be reappointed to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
"Mr. Coy was appointed two years ago amid much political scheming that ultimately left the residents of the 89th Legislative District without representation for a portion of Coy's term in office," Kauffman, R-Franklin-Cumberland, said in a statement released Friday. "This is not the type of person who will help move Pennsylvania forward and restore public trust in government."
Coy, a Democrat, served 11 terms representing the 89th District in the state House of Representatives before resigning his seat in September 2004 to accept a seat on the board. Kauffman, a Republican, was elected to the seat in November 2004.
Kauffman's letter to O'Brien raised objections to Coy's initial appointment to a two-year term on the gaming board, saying it violated the state constitution. Kauffman wrote that legislators cannot be appointed to civil offices "during the term in which they were elected even if they resign during the course of that term."