Monday, February 11, 2013

Milwaukee County Ethics Board Found Supervisor West Violated Several Ethic Codes

Supervisor Peggy Romo West in Milwaukee County vehicle during Labor Day parade in 2011. West is wearing a Re-elect Peggy Romo West t-shirt and name tag.

The Milwaukee County Board finds that Supervisor Romo West used her position to gain unlawful advantage during an election and using a County vehicle while campaigning.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 11, 2013

Milwaukee,  WI - On Monday, Sylvia Ortiz, a former candidate for supervisor in the 12th Milwaukee County District confirmed, that she was notified by Veronica Robinson, the executive director of the Milwaukee County Ethics Board that 12th District Supervisor Peggy Romo West was found in violation of two ethic codes. West used her position to gain unlawful benefits, advantage and privileges during an election; using a County vehicle while campaigning and using her Facebook account, including emailing account to advertise a fundraiser while at a committee meeting at the courthouse where the Milwaukee County Board has its offices.
The Ethics Board will meet in close session on Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. to determine what information to release about their findings concerning West's violations. Ortiz who filed a complaint against West for alleged Ethics violations with Ethics Board said, that she hopes "the Board would release all their findings and hoped that West would agree to allow full transparency."

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