Category Archives: Government Ethics Commission

Ethics commission asked to weigh in on special session

Republican state senator questions whether governor called the session to bolster her campaign. A Republican state senator is asking the state ethics commission to weigh in on whether Oregon Gov. Kate Brown acted appropriately in calling for Monday’s special session as her campaign for reelection heats up. Source: Ethics commission asked to weigh in on […]
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Ex-Logos director tagged with 22 ethics violations

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has found that the former director of Logos Charter School violated state ethics laws 22 times over a lucrative consulting contract with the school. Joseph VonDoloski was found in violation of using or attempting to use his position as Logos executive director for personal financial gain 11 times and of […]
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Insufficient evidence found in ethics complaint against Ex-Logos director

The Oregon Ethics Government Commission has come back with a decision regarding Logos Public Charter School’s former Executive Director  Joe VonDoloski. It found there is insufficient evidence that he violated state law when he won a $1. 5 million  consulting contract with the school a month after he resigned. Source: Insufficient evidence found in ethics complaint […]
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Millersburg official violated conflict of interest procedures

A state board on Friday made three preliminary findings that former Millersburg city administrator and recorder Barbara Castillo violated Oregon ethics laws regarding conflicts of interest. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission did not, however, find that Castillo used her position as a public official for her own financial gain. Source: Millersburg official violated conflict of […]
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State investigating ethics complaint against Prairie City officials

Investigator recommends education letter, not fine. State investigators are looking into a possible ethics violation by Prairie City officials. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted 7-1 to investigate a possible violation of Oregon’s executive session law by Mayor Jim Hamsher and Councilors Carole Garrison, Georgia Patterson, Les Church, Frank Primozic and Joe Phippen Jan. 5. […]
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Kitzhaber settles ethics violations for $20,000

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission gave former Gov. John Kitzhaber a break Friday, agreeing to a $20,000 fine to settle his ethics violations – less than half what he could have faced. Source: Kitzhaber settles ethics violations for $20,000 | OregonLive.com

Oregon Ethics Commission accepts Kitzhaber settlement, $20,000 fine

The Oregon Ethics Commission accepted on Friday a settlement reached with former Gov. John Kitzhaber, closing this chapter of a years-long scandal that forced the governor to resign. Kitzhaber will pay a civil penalty of $20,000. The maximum fine that could have been levied was $50,000 — $5,000 per offense. Source: Oregon Ethics Commission accepts Kitzhaber settlement, $20,000 fine

Commission approves Kitzhaber ethics settlement

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber will have to pay a $20,000 civil penalty for 10 violations of state ethics laws and conflicts of interest related to his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes’ private consulting work. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted unanimously Friday to accept a settlement that fines former Gov. John Kitzhaber $20,000 for misusing his office […]
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Portland official weighs in on affordable housing proposal across the street from her home

A member of Portland’s Historic Landmarks Commission did not recuse herself from a discussion about an affordable housing development proposed across the street from her Northwest Portland home.   Source: Portland official weighs in on affordable housing proposal across the street from her home | OregonLive.com

John Kitzhaber agrees to pay $20,000 for ethics law violations

Oregon’s former Gov. John Kitzhaber could get a break on heavy fines for violating ethics laws, under a settlement the state’s ethics commission will consider on Friday. Source: John Kitzhaber agrees to pay $20,000 for ethics law violations