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Commission Members
As of July 2016, HB 2019 increases the number of Commission members from seven to nine volunteer members. Eight members to be appointed by the Governor upon recommendation, two each by the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Oregon House and Senate. The Governor selects one member directly. All members must be confirmed by the Senate. No more than three of the members may be from the same political party. The law allows members to serve only one four-year term.
 
 
 
 
Appointed by
 
 
Term expires
CHARLES TAUMAN (CHAIR)
Portland, OR
  
 
House Democrats
 
       12-12-2016
MARY KREMER
Portland, OR
 
 
Senate Republicans
3-12-2017
MARILYN COVER
Portland, OR
 
 
Governor
4-30-2017
KENNY MONTOYA
Salem, OR
 
 
Governor
6-30-2017
DAN GOLDEN 
Klamath Falls, OR
 
 
House Republicans
5-31-2018
JAN HOOPER (VICE CHAIR)
North Bend, OR
 
 
Governor
6-25-2018

ALISON KEAN

Portland, OR

 

​House Democrats

​2-16-2020

CHUCK LEE
Keizer, OR
 
Senate Majority

​    9-22-2020

  
RICHARD BURKE
Tigard, OR

Senate Minority

 

​                       9-22-2020

 
 
 
                                     
 
Commission Staff
 
The OGEC is administered by an executive director selected by the commissioners. The commission also employs a compliance & education coordinator, two investigators, two trainers, a program analyst, and two office support staff who are appointed by the executive director.
 
OGEC staffers are available for informal questions and discussions about statutes, administrative rules and the commission’s process. Public officials are encouraged to meet with OGEC staff at any time.
 
The OGEC members and staff consider that they are doing their job most successfully if they can help public officials avoid conduct that violates the government ethics statutes. They encourage people to inquire into any point of the statutes prior to taking any action that may violate ORS 244.
 
Executive Director
Ronald A. Bersin
503-378-5105
 
Program Manager
Virginia Lutz
503-378-5105
 
Compliance & Education Coordinator 
Marie Scheffers
503-378-2011
 
Investigator
Michael Thornicroft
503-378-6808
 
Investigator
Diane Gould
503-378-5105
 
Trainer
Tammy Hedrick
503-378-6802
 
Trainer
Hayley Weedn
503-378-8066
 
Administrative Specialist
Vacant
503-378-5105
e-mail:  TBD
 
Office Specialist
Kathy Daniel
503-378-5105