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Mission Statement
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission will impartially and effectively administer and enforce Oregon’s government ethics laws for the benefit of Oregon’s citizens.  The Commission will emphasize education in achieving its mission.
The regulatory jurisdiction of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission covers provisions of ORS Chapter 244, Oregon Government Ethics law; ORS 171.725 to 171.785 and 171.992, Lobby Regulation law; and executive session provisions of Oregon Public Meetings law, ORS 192.660.
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC), established by vote of the people in 1974, is a nine-member citizen commission charged with enforcing government ethics laws. Oregon Government Ethics laws prohibit public officials from using office for financial gain, and require public disclosure of economic conflict of interest. The OGEC also enforces state laws which require lobbyists and the entities they represent to register and periodically report their expenditures. The third area of OGEC jurisdiction is the executive session provisions of public meetings law.