Ethics Commission clears Newberry

Senator Dan Newberry

Senator Dan Newberry

Senator Dan Newberry (R-Tulsa) has been cleared in a recent decision by the Ethics Commission regarding his campaign expenditures.

In September, the Oklahoma Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission, accusing Newberry of improperly documenting expenditures from his campaign.  Earlier this month the Ethics Commission dismissed the case, clearing Senator Newberry of any wrongdoing.

“Our campaign was diligent in documenting our work,” said Newberry.  “It has always been our policy to follow standard accounting procedures and we have remained confident that our consistent adherence to strong oversight principles would expose the truth.  We believe in accountability.

“It’s unfortunate that some chose to attack my character for partisan purposes, but I am glad these baseless accusations can now be put to rest.  It is now time we focus on policy rather than politics and continue our work for the hardworking people of Oklahoma,” Newberry added.

Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) supported his colleague, citing Newberry’s integrity and work ethic.

OKcapitolLg“Senator Newberry is a committed public servant who works diligently for the state of Oklahoma,” said Bingman. “He is a man of integrity who governs out of conviction. Senator Newberry has persevered under pressure, and I stand beside him as he moves forward in representing the constituents of District 37.”