(A) No elected official shall use, or attempt to use, any official or apparent authority of their office or duties which places, or could reasonably be perceived as placing their private economic gain or that of any special business interests with which they are associated, before those of the Tribal membership, whose paramount interests their office or employment is intended to serve.
(B) It is the intent of this section that elected officials of the Karuk Tribe avoid any action, whether or not specifically prohibited by the Code of Conduct set out herein, which could result in, or create the appearance of:
(1) Using public office for private gain;
(2) Giving preferential treatment to any special interest organization or person;
(3) Interfering with governmental or managerial efficiency or economy;
(4) Losing or compromising complete independence or impartiality of actions;
(5) Making a government or management decision outside official channels;
(6) Adversely affecting the confidence of the Tribal members in the integrity of the government and administration of the Karuk Tribe.
(C) No elected official shall participate in the selection, or in the award or administration of a contract supported by federal funds and/or Tribal funds, if a conflict of interest, real or apparent, would be involved.
(D) A conflict of interest shall be deemed to arise for purposes of this section when the elected official or any member of their immediate family has a financial or other interest in the firm or person selected for the contract or grant award.