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Rep. Brad Witt removed from chair position following harassment complaint

A campaign sign for Rep. Brad Witt in Manning on October 28, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland), officially removed Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie) from his role as chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Monday, in the latest development after Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) filed a formal harassment complaint about text messages Witt sent in April.

Witt voluntarily stepped down from the position on a temporary basis while the complaint was being investigated on April 16, after Breese-Iverson said Witt sent her sexually harassing text messages on April 13 in a report filed the next day. Breese-Iverson is the co-chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. 

Witt and Breese-Iverson also work together on two other committees and Breese-Iverson wanted him removed from all . . .

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