Wingard Drops Re-election Bid


State Rep. Matt Wingard (R-Wilsonville) has dropped his bid for re-election, following WW's report last week that a former female aide had accused of him of sexual misconduct.The aide, now 23, had said Wingard pressured her into a sexual relationship while she worked for him, and kept her on the public payroll after she ended the relationship with him and stopped reporting for work. The former ...   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 WW Staff

A Violation of Trust?

A former legislative aide accuses a lawmaker of sexual misconduct.

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A former aide to Deputy House Republican Leader Matt Wingard (R-Wilsonville) has accused him of giving her alcohol when she was underage, pressuring her to have sex, and...   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wingard Steps Down As Deputy GOP House Leader (Updated)


Today WW reported that a former legislative aide complained to two law enforcement agencies about alleged sexual misconduct on the part of her one-time boss, State Rep. Matt Wingard (R-Wilsonville). This afternoon, House Republican Leader Kevin Cameron (R-Salem) announced Wingard will give up his leadership position in his caucus. Here is Cameron's statement:“Leaders of the House Republican caucus ...   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen Returns to Politics, Sort Of


One of the strangest stories of the 2010 election cycle involved Chael Sonnen, a world-class ultimate fighter from West Linn who filed to run for an open Oregon House seat in district 37 (West Linn and parts of Clackamas County).Sonnen who was simultaneously training for a world championship fight and running for office, an unusual combination in Oregon politics, earned unwanted publicity and Rogue ...   More
Friday, June 1, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Salem's Education Leaders On Teacher Layoffs

Oregon State Capitol.

When Gov. John Kitzhaber unveiled his budget last month, it included about $5.6 billion for K-12 education in Oregon. That's a lot of money but is also about $1 billion less than lawmakers and school districts thought they were going to get as recently as last June. Tax receipts simply have not kept pace with rising personnel costs, however, so the expected total of about $6.6 billion for K-12 education ...   More
Saturday, March 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


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