- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has been removed from his post in light of alleged ethics violations.

The Mail-Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/3tudVM ) that the board voted unanimously Tuesday to remove Commissioner Doug Breidenthal. Commissioner Rick Dyer has been elected to fill his place.

Breidenthal’s removal stems from an Oct. 22 ethics complaint filed by Jackson County about his travel expenses and contributions he has received.

Breidenthal says he was forced by county staff in an October meeting to report himself to the state Ethics Commission, which will decide in January whether to take up the case. Breidenthal has asked the Oregon Department of Justice to investigate the alleged coercion.

He maintains that the ethics allegations are untrue.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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