The Compass Ethics Video

The Compass: Navigating Ethics for Legislative Staff





"The Compass" features legislative staff discussing the ethical values that they embody. Listen as staff from eight states reveal the ethical tension points they encounter and the tools they rely on to wade through their most difficult ethical dilemmas.


  • Raul Burciaga, New Mexico Legislature
  • Lisa Davis, Mississippi Legislature
  • Scott Kaiser, Illinois General Assembly
  • Sabrina Lewellen, Arkansas General Assembly
  • Jay Pearson, Virginia General Assembly
  • Anne Sappenfield, Wisconsin Legislature
  • Angela Wilhelms, Oregon Legislature
  • Jan Yamane, Hawaii Legislature

Additional Resources

NCSL Contact

  • Peggy Kerns, director, Center for Ethics in Government
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