Senator Newberry Applauds Ethics Commission Dismissal

For Immediate Release
October 20, 2014

Oklahoma City, OK–Senator Dan Newberry (R-Tulsa) today commended a recent decision by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission regarding his campaign expenditures.

In September, the Oklahoma Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission, accusing Senator Newberry of improperly documenting expenditures from his campaign. Earlier this month the Ethics Commission dismissed the case, clearing Senator Newberry of any wrongdoing.

“Our campaign was diligent in documenting our work,” said Newberry. “It has always been our policy to follow standard accounting procedures and we have remained confident that our consistent adherence to strong oversight principles would expose the truth. We believe in accountability. It’s unfortunate that some chose to attack my character for partisan purposes, but I am glad these baseless accusations can now be put to rest. It is now time we focus on policy rather than politics and continue our work for the hardworking people of Oklahoma.”

Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) supported his colleague, citing Senator Newberry’s integrity and work ethic.

“Senator Newberry is a committed public servant who works diligently for the state of Oklahoma,” said Bingman. “He is a man of integrity who governs out of conviction. Senator Newberry has persevered under pressure, and I stand beside him as he moves forward in representing the constituents of District 37.”