Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has announced two new appointments to the state Ethics Commission.
If the Senate approves the appointments, announced Friday, the commission would have enough members to take action on complaints, including one against the governor.
Greitens appointed Republican Bill Birkes and Democrat Wayne Henke. Henke is a former state representative from Troy. Birkes is a retired financial analyst.
The commission normally has six members, but has been operating with just three. At least four members are needed for the ethics commission to fully function.
A complaint against Greitens pending with the commission accuses his campaign of falsely reporting how it gained access to a list of donors in 2015 from a charity Greitens co-founded. The complaint also accuses the campaign of failing to disclose that it received the charity’s email list.
The commission’s next meeting is April 25.
Greitens’ spokesman Parker Briden wrote in an email that in addition to the ethics appointments, the governor continued to work on state business in his office throughout the week.