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Commission Structure

Commission Overview

The Commission is comprised of nine (9) Commission members.  Eight (8) members are appointed by the Governor upon recommendation, two (2) each by the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Oregon House and Senate. The Governor selects one (1) member directly. All members must be confirmed by the Senate. No more than three (3) of the members may be from the same political party. The law allows members to serve only one four-year term. The Commission meets approximately every six (6) weeks.  The meetings normally begin at 9:00 a.m. with locations to be announced.  
 

Staff Overview

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) is administered by an Executive Director selected by the Commission. The Commission also employs an Operations & Policy Analyst, a Compliance & Education Coordinator, two Investigators, two Trainers and two Office Support staff, all of whom are appointed by the Executive Director. 

OGEC staff are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 the provisions of Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 244. 

 

OGEC

Commission Members

 
Nathan Sosa 
House Democratic Caucus
Hillsboro, Oregon
Term Expires:  3-14-2021
 
David Fiskum - VICE CHAIR
Governor
Salem, Oregon
Term Expires:  5-2-2021
 
Charles Starr
Senate Republican Caucus
Hillsboro, Oregon
Term Expires:  5-31-2021
 
Daniel Mason -  CHAIR
House Republican Caucus
Hillsboro, Oregon
Term Expires:  6-30-2021
 
Anna Sortun
House Democratic Caucus
Portland, Oregon
Term Expires:  9-24-21
 
Sean O'Day
House Republican Caucus
Salem, Oregon
Term Expires:  5-31-2022
 
Amber Hollister
Senate Democratic Caucus
Portland, Oregon
Term Expires:  6-30-2024

 
Karly Edwards
Senate Democratic Caucus
Portland, Oregon
Term Expires:  9-22-2024

Shawn Lindsay
Senate Republican Caucus
Hillsboro, Oregon
Term Expires:  9-30-2024

OGEC

Staff Members


Executive Director

Ronald A. Bersin
503-378-5105
e-mail: ron.a.bersin@oregon.gov    

Operations & Policy Analyst
Virginia Lutz
503-378-6803
e-mail: virginia.lutz@oregon.gov

Compliance & Education Coordinator
Diane Gould
503-378-6806
e-mail: diane.gould@oregon.gov
 
Investigator
Susan Myers
503-378-6808
e-mail: susan.myers@oregon.gov
  
Investigator
Lisa Christon
503-378-8066
e-mail: lisa.christon@oregon.gov
 
Trainer
Monica J. Walker
503-378-2011
e-mail: monica.walker@oregon.gov 

Trainer
Becky Maison
503-378-6802
e-mail: becky.maison@oregon.gov
 
Administrative Specialist
Kathy Baier
503-378-2170
e-mail:  kathy.baier@oregon.gov
 
Office Specialist
David Hunter
503-378-5105
e-mail: david.hunter@oregon.gov 

Interested in serving on a Commission?

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Follow this link to the Governor's Website for more information on how to apply.

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