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Candidate for Massachusetts governor Dan Wolf speaks at the state Democratic Convention in Lowell, Mass., Saturday, July 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Candidate for Massachusetts governor Dan Wolf speaks at the state Democratic Convention in Lowell, Mass., Saturday, July 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Two and a half decades ago, Dan Wolf started Cape Air with one pilot, one plane, and one route — Provincetown to Boston.

Today, its one of the largest independent regional airlines in the country. Wolf is a State Senator now and wants to be the next governor of Massachusetts.

Problem is, he still owns 20 percent of Cape Air and the State Ethics Commission his month, said that it presents a conflict of interest. Wolf is appealing that decision.

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Dan Wolf, State Senator, candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Founder & CEO of Cape Air.

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Boston Globe "The decision stems from state ethics rules, which are designed to prevent individuals with conflicts of interest from serving in elected office. The goals of the law are sensible: An executive at a construction company that relies on state contracts, for instance, clearly shouldn’t hold an elected office that could influence the terms of those contracts. But Cape Air flies passengers; it doesn’t bid for state contracts. Instead, the ethics commission disqualified Wolf because the airline uses Massport-owned Logan Airport. The airline pays to land planes and use terminal gates, which the commission ruled constituted a contract with the state."

This segment aired on August 13, 2013.

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