Betsy Kraus Dawson, an Annapolis attorney who served for 20 years as the executive director of the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission, died of cancer Wednesday at her Annapolis home.
She was 65.
"Betsy was a born ethicist who was passionate when it came to the subject of ethics and was devoted to strengthening public ethics. I was always a strong supporter of hers," said former state Sen. Julian L. "Jack" Lapides, who had been a member of the state Ethics Commission for 13 years.
"She was an outstanding member of the commission and really worked hard for positive change in Anne Arundel County politics," Mr. Lapides said. "Betsy was a...