Government and Politic

Oregon Rep. Resigns
5:50 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Oregon State Rep. Resigns Leadership Post Amid Allegations

State Representative Matt Wingard.
Oregon Legislature Northwest News Network

An Oregon state representative is suddenly stepping down from a leadership post. It follows allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship between Republican Matt Wingard and a subordinate.

Wingard is quitting as Deputy Republican Leader of the Oregon House. He's fending off allegations that he used his position of power to pressure a young woman who worked in his office at the capitol into a sexual relationship. The woman also says Wingard gave her alcohol when she was still 20 years old.

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