Q May an insurance agency that employs a candidate for alderman serve as agent of record for a municipality if the candidate is elected?

A No. Section 109, Miss. Const. of 1890, and its statutory parallel, Section 25-4-105(2), prohibit a member of a public board from having any direct or indirect interest in a contract funded or otherwise authorized by that board during his or her term or for one year thereafter. (Mississippi Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion No. 12-116-E, January 4, 2013)