Double-Dipping? Maybe. Ethical? Hardly.

When Courtney Neron upset incumbent Republican Richard Vial for the seat in Oregon House District 26 last year, most folks figured that Vial, who lives in western Washington County, would just go back to his law practice full time.

But Vial had other ideas.  Yes, he’s back to his law practice. But in addition he has a very lucrative, public-funded job in the Secretary of State’s office.  He claims he’s working “24-7,” but his appointment calendars, obtained by The Oregonian via a public records request, come up empty for two days per work week. (See The Oregonian‘s report.)

If Vial’s moonlighting is not quite double dipping, it’s certainly not appropriate. 

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