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‘OPB Politics Now’: The Rise and Fall of Shemia Fagan
‘OPB Politics Now’: The Rise and Fall of Shemia Fagan
Shemia Fagan was supposed to be the next Democratic star in Oregon politics, but now she's about to be out of office due to a spectacularly fast-moving scandal in Salem. Reporters Lauren Dake and Dirk VanderHart talk about Fagan's rise to prominence and sudden resignation as Secretary of State.
·opb.org·
‘OPB Politics Now’: The Rise and Fall of Shemia Fagan
With Shemia Fagan out, speculation on Oregon’s next secretary of state is in full swing
With Shemia Fagan out, speculation on Oregon’s next secretary of state is in full swing
Treasurer Tobias Read believes he could be a good fit, and former Senate President Peter Courtney says he'll fill in if asked. Informal conversations with Democratic politicos Tuesday turned up a wide range of names, including a trio of current or former Multnomah County officials: Jessica Vega Pederson, Deborah Kafoury and Susheela Jayapal.
·opb.org·
With Shemia Fagan out, speculation on Oregon’s next secretary of state is in full swing
Shemia Fagan was rising star in Oregon politics, until a side gig became her downfall
Shemia Fagan was rising star in Oregon politics, until a side gig became her downfall
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan resigned her post as secretary of state just five days after a story in Willamette Week touched off an avalanche of reporting about her work as a consultant for an embattled cannabis company. It was an unlikely end for a politician who was considered a rising star and a potential future governor or U.S. senator.
·oregonlive.com·
Shemia Fagan was rising star in Oregon politics, until a side gig became her downfall
Oregon secretary of state apologizes for accepting $10,000 per month from pot firm while auditing the industry
Oregon secretary of state apologizes for accepting $10,000 per month from pot firm while auditing the industry
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan has apologized for taking a job as a consultant for a marijuana company. The company is part of an industry that her office just audited. The Democrat is the state’s second-highest ranking official. She expressed her remorse in a Zoom conference Monday. She says she exercised poor judgment but has indicated she aims to hold onto her elected position. Republicans have called for her to resign. Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek has requested investigations by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and the Oregon Department of Justice. Fagan says she is terminating her contract with an affiliate of marijuana retail chain La Mota.
·apnews.com·
Oregon secretary of state apologizes for accepting $10,000 per month from pot firm while auditing the industry