Tennessee Ethics Commission to meet on Ingram lobbying case

photo The Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville.

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Ethics Commission members voted Monday to hold a hearing to see if legendary political operative Tom Ingram, along with the president of the firm that bears his name and a company they represent, violated state lobbying laws by failing to register.

Ingram and Marcille Durham, president of The Ingram Group, have acknowledged going two years without registering on behalf of one of their clients, Hillsborough Resources Ltd.

The Ingram Group, a lobbying and communications firm, is registered to lobby for a number of interests. Ingram and Durham say failure to register for Hillsborough for two years was an oversight.

Ingram serves as a political consultant to Gov. Bill Haslam and Republican U.S.