Legislative Code of Ethics
Adopted by the 100th Legislature
Any public office holder is charged with responsible conduct commensurate with the trust placed in him/her by the electorate.
In a free government the official is entrusted with the security, safety, health, prosperity, and general well-being of those whom he/she serves.
With such a trust high moral and ethical standards producing the public’s confidence, with the reduction to a minimum of any conflict between private interests and official duties, should be observed.
No state legislator will accept any employment which can possibly impair his/her independence and integrity of judgement or will he/she exercise his/her position of trust to secure unwarranted privileges for themselves or for others.
The Maine legislator will be ever mindful of the ordinary citizen who might otherwise be unrepresented, and will endeavor conscientiously to pursue the highest standards of legislative conduct.