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Wed Dec 31, 2014, 06:56 PM Dec 2014

Oregon's First Lady Used Staff for Personal Use

Gov. John Kitzhaber's office Monday released select email records showing his fiancé, Cylvia Hayes, tasked his staff with mundane personal responsibilities ranging from helping sneak cats into a hotel room to complaining over a delayed flight.

The 500 pages of records capture communications between Hayes on her personal email accounts and a scheduler in Kitzhaber's office. They were released as the governor's office continues to whittle away at a months-long backlog of public records requests.

The emails, spanning 2013 and part of 2014, are largely routine. In many of the emails, Hayes signs as first lady but also included her company name and contact information.

Earlier records have shown Hayes blurred the line between her public and private roles, such as claiming reimbursement for expenses that appear related to her private business. The records have also suggested that Kitzhaber's office has relaxed its ethical guidelines to allow Hayes more freedom to pursue her work in ways that the governor's attorney, Liani Reeves, considered questionable, such as the use of state-owned Mahonia Hall for Hayes' personal business meetings.


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Oregon's First Lady Used Staff for Personal Use (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2014 OP
"Cylvia"? You have got to be kidding. CurtEastPoint Dec 2014 #1
Are you kidding me? tammywammy Dec 2014 #2


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2. Are you kidding me?
Wed Dec 31, 2014, 08:35 PM
Dec 2014
In a July 18, 2013 email, she complained a late flight returning from New York might mean she would miss a connecting flight in San Francisco. She asked Jan Murdock, personal assistant to the governor, to see if the airline would delay the next flight.

Wanted United to inconvenience others for her? Fuck that.
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