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Holding Two Public Offices: The Doctrine of Incompatible Offices

Holding Two Public Offices: The Doctrine of Incompatible Offices

April 4, 2019 by Paul Sullivan
Category: Incompatible Offices

This blog post looks at the doctrine of incompatible offices, which prohibits an individual from simultaneously holding two offices that are considered “incompatible” with one another.  

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Holding Two Public Offices – The Doctrine of Incompatible Offices

Holding Two Public Offices – The Doctrine of Incompatible Offices

April 1, 2015 by Paul Sullivan
Category: Incompatible Offices

We get a lot of questions like this. Is it permissible for a city councilmember to also serve as a police officer for the same city? Can the county clerk be a member of the county’s planning commission? May a hospital district commissioner run for a position on the fire district board?

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