Oregon GOP Urges Ethics Commission Vote on Kate Brown’s Misuse of State Funds Investigation
Wilsonville, OR – Today, the Oregon Republican Party issued a statement urging the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) to vote on the complaint they filed 22 days ago against Governor Brown for misusing state funds, including video corroboration of taxpayer resources being used to direct her campaign.
The Oregon GOP filed the ethics complaint on October 10th and it is currently undergoing preliminary review. By law, the preliminary review is required to be finished within 30 days - or prior to November 9th. The next OGEC meeting is in December, meaning the preliminary review has to be decided at this meeting.
“The commission has had 22 days to review the complaint and the evidence provided. There is no reason to postpone the vote on the preliminary case further. More importantly, voters deserve to know the truth before they cast their vote on November 6th. Governor Brown has a history of trying to hide bad news until after the election; hopefully, the commission won’t allow her to hide her ethical violations until it’s too late for voters to hold her accountable,” stated Oregon Republican Chairman Bill Currier.
“We’ve seen this movie before, when Governor Kitzhaber’s ethics problems were delayed until after an election,” added Chair Currier. “It ended badly with voters being duped and betrayed.”
“Oregonians deserve transparency and accountability now.”
The commission meets tomorrow morning at 9 AM in the 2nd floor conference room of the Morrow Crane Building, 3218 Pringle Rd SE, Salem, OR.
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