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Commission Members
As of July 2016, HB 2019 increased 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
MARILYN COVER
Portland, OR

House Democratic Caucus
4-30-2017
DAN GOLDEN             (CHAIR)
Klamath Falls, OR

House Republican Caucus 
5-31-2018
 
ALISON KEAN            (VICE CHAIR)
Portland, OR
  
 Senate Democratic Caucus
 
2-16-2020 
 
CHUCK LEE
Keizer, OR
Senate Democratic Caucus
9-22-2020
RICHARD BURKE
Tigard, OR 
 
Senate Republican Caucus
9-22-2020
NATHAN SOSA
Hillsboro, OR
​House Democratic Caucus 3-14-2021 
DAVID FISKUM
Salem, OR
Governor
5-2-2021
CHARLES STARR
Hillsboro, OR

 
​​Senate Republican Caucus ​5-31-2021
DANIEL MASON
Hillsboro, OR
 
​House Republican Caucus ​6-30-2021
  
                                      
 
Commission Staff
 
The OGEC is administered by an Executive Director selected by the Commission. The Commission also employs a Compliance & Education Coordinator, two Investigators, two Trainers, a Program Manager, and two office support staff, all of whom are appointed by the Executive Director.
 
OGEC staff are available for informal questions and discussions about statutes, administrative rules and the Commission’s processes. 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
503-378-6803
 
Compliance & Education Coordinator 
Marie Scheffers
503-378-2011
 
Investigator
Michael Thornicroft
503-378-6808
 
Investigator
Diane Gould
503-378-6806
 
Trainer
Tammy Hedrick
503-378-6802
 
Trainer
Hayley Weedn
503-378-8066
  
Administrative Specialist
Kathy Daniel
503-378-2170
 
Office Specialist
David Hunter
503-378-5105
e-mail:  david.hunter@oregon.gov
  
 
 
 
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