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Ethics complaint in House race won't be heard before Nov. 3

Sep 15, 2020

Credit Representative Rebecca Dow - (R)

  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for New Mexico House says her Republican opponent broke the law by failing to disclose conflicts of interest in contracts between an educational nonprofit she founded and child welfare agencies. Karen Whitlock has filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission against Rep. Rebecca Dow. Dow says she has been transparent about working at a nonprofit that contracts with the two state agencies and that she doesn't have an ownership stake in the company. The allegations come less than two months before the November election, and ethics commission won’t rule on the complaint until voting is over.