Richardson addresses Kitzhaber’s fiancee flap in debate


Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson focused on the consulting business of Cylvia Hayes, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancee.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson focused on the consulting business of Cylvia Hayes, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancee.

“He thinks it’s OK that his first lady and senior adviser would triple her income in one year, receiving payments from companies that wanted access to her government connections,” Richardson said Monday in the studios of KOBI television in Medford in the sixth and final debate. “Governor, that’s not OK. That’s corruption.”

Kitzhaber responded that Cylvia Hayes had a successful consulting business before he was elected four years ago, that they created a set of guidelines and protocols for her business and that he has called on the state Ethics Commission to confirm those guidelines and protocols were proper.

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