The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is investigating a complaint that Lindsay Berschauer, Yamhill County Commissioner engaged in quid pro quo special favors when she appointed vocal supporter and frequent campaign donor Tom Hammer to the Mid-Willamette Area Committee on Transportation (MWACT).
Oct. 19, 2020- Tom Hammer makes $1000 donation to then candidate Lindsay Berschauer’s campaign.
Aug. 6, 2021- Tom Hammer pens a letter to the editor of the News-Register containing numerous misleading statements and falsehoods in defense of Commissioner Berschauer and against the recall effort directed at her.
Aug. 12, 2021- Commissioner Berschauer appoints Tom Hammer to the Mid-Willamette Area Committee on Transportation. She neither recuses herself nor does she disclose the conflict of interest. Motion passes 2-1.
Aug. 24, 2021- Tom Hammer donates an additional $1000 to Lindsay Berschauer’s campaign PAC.
Our Counties Committee seats should not be for sale to the highest bidder, nor should special interest political support be a pre-requisite for appointment.
Yamhill County deserves better than Lindsay Berschauer’s corrupt politics.
Sign the petition to recall Lindsay Berschauer at www.saveyamhillcounty.com