Ethics panel officially admonishes Grand Junction legislator

The House Ethics Committee formally submitted its letter addressing a complaint of double-dipping travel expenses lodged against Rep. Steve King.

The letter admonishes the Grand Junction Republican for how he claimed travel expenses from his campaign account and the state during the 2009 legislative session, but said the committee said King violated no ethics rules.

The panel of three Democrats and two Republicans reviewed the matter Feb. 12 but hadn’t submitted a formal ruling until late last week.

As it did during that February hearing, the committee said it was concerned about “King’s use of his campaign fund as a source for short-term loans, and reimbursing himself for gas and maintenance expenses for the same travel.”

The letter was signed by Reps. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora; Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen; Jim Riesberg, D-Greeley; Claire Levy, D-Boulder; and Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs.

“The mileage reimbursement that members receive from the state is intended to cover all expenses associated with the use of a vehicle for the mileage claimed,” the legislators wrote. “To avoid even the perception of impropriety, the ethics committee strongly urges members ... to distinguish what activities constitute the proper or improper use of one’s campaign fund and to clarify what travel-related expenses are actually permissible prior to claiming them.”


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