Comic Book Collection Not an Ethics Violation
Comic books have been accused of corrupting the youth, but corrupting an elected official? The Associated Press reports that Tennessee House Republican Leader Jason Mumpower did nothing wrong by not disclosing his 17,000 comic books as a valuable asset. The ethics disclosure are used to bring up any conflicts of interests that may occur as an elected official. A comic book collection doesn’t rise to that concern.
State law requires disclosure of investments of over $10,000. Depending on the books those 17,000 comics might not even reach that amount.
Mumpower represents the Bristol area, has collected comic books since he was 12 and his favorite book is Spider-man.