State Rep. auctions Iron Bowl tickets for charity, faces scrutin - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

State Rep. auctions Iron Bowl tickets for charity, faces scrutiny

LEEDS, AL (WBRC) - With all of the recent talk of ethics in government, Alabama's lawmakers are drawing more scrutiny.

One of the most visible perks of the job is just a week away. Each of your elected leaders receives free tickets and a parking pass to the Iron Bowl.

Several lawmakers have decided to give up their tickets this year, but State Representative Owen Drake auctioned his tickets for charity at Thursday's Leeds Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Critics say the free tickets open the door for corruption.

Representative Drake's tickets went for $1,700 dollars; that money will go to the Leeds Outreach.

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