RELEASE: Legislation Submitted to Close “Paul Evans Loophole”

October 6, 2016

SALEM— Oregon State Representative Greg Barreto submitted legislation Sept. 26 to further clarify that the use of state resources by politicians for personal or campaign-related use as a violation of Oregon ethics laws.

The new legislation is believed to be in part due to an ethics complaint filed against Rep. Paul Evans in August, claiming he used his state email address to solicit attendance of his campaign fundraiser.

Though the Oregon Government Ethics Commission dismissed the claim, some maintain that Evans’ actions were a clear violation.

David Huguenel, who filed the ethics complaint told the Statesman Journal, “I trust lawmakers will be making a change next year in light of Rep. Evans’ behavior.”

Laura Morett, candidate for HD20 responded to the news regarding Rep. Barreto’s proposed legislation:

“This type of corrupt politics has got to stop,” Morett said. “Telling a voter they need to attend a fundraiser in order to get access to you is unbelievable. This has got to stop, and he has got to go.”

To read more about the new legislation and how it relates to Paul Evans, click here.

 

Join Me and Get Involved!

First Name

Last Name

Email

Phone

Address







* By clicking the “sign up” button, I authorize this campaign to contact me and send me information regarding their campaign, meetings, upcoming events, or other opportunities to my email address that I entered above. I understand that I can revoke this authorization at any time by contacting the campaign by email or phone.

Mailing address:
Friends of Laura Morett, PAC 17581
PO Box 4687
Salem, Oregon 97302

Office location:
1594 Edgewater St NW, Suite 170
Salem, Oregon 97304

Laura’s campaign phone: 503.967.4329