By David Whitney -- Bee Washington Bureau
Published 2:15 am PDT Thursday, April 20, 2006
Story appeared on Page A1 of The Bee
WASHINGTON - Rep. John Doolittle's practice of paying a 15 percent fundraising commission to a company owned by his wife violates the ethical standards of the industry, a national group of fundraising professionals told the congressman this week.
The 27,000-member Association of Fundraising Professionals said in a letter to Doolittle that its long-standing ethics code 'explicitly prohibits percentage-based compensation' and urged his campaign to cease doing so with Julie Doolittle's company, Sierra Dominion Financial Solutions."