Democratic Party Ethics and Corruption Scandals

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David Thornburgh
Director, Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania


• Head of Penn’s Fels Institute of Government, which trains current and future leaders for public service in government
• Former director of the Pennsylvania Economy League, one of the nation’s top regional “think and do tanks”

Quote: "Political scandals not only have a great corrosive effect on citizen attitudes towards elected officials but they can also set in motion a chain of legislated 'safeguards' and 'reforms' that have the unintended effect of slowing down the everyday workings of government."