Complaint filed against Jackson County officials

JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERSSalem, Ore. — A non-profit files a complaint with the Secretary of State’s office claiming two Jackson County officials violated Oregon Election Laws, this, just weeks before the May 17th primary.

The complaint filed Friday by Citizens for Constitutional Fairness alleges that Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan and County Auditor Eric Spivak have violated Oregon Election Law in an effort to de-rail Commissioner Doug Breidenthal’s bid for re-election.

The complaint reads in part, “certain Jackson County employees have engaged in election related activities which oppose the re-election of the incumbent and which were conducted in county offices during work hours.”

NBC5 News reached out to Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan and County Auditor Eric Spivak for comment. In a statement, Spivak says “I believe that the principles of transparency and accountability require that the county carry on its day to day operations regardless of whether an elected official is campaigning for re-election. I do not consider any of my actions to be politically motivated and I have not made any comments promoting or opposing the nomination or election of a candidate. ”

County Administrator Danny Jordan says if an investigation is launched he is confident the elections division will find that he acted appropriately in his capacity as County Administrator.

 

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