Secretary of state, treasurer accused of ethical violations

A Republican candidate for attorney general is claiming advertisements for the census featuring Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller appear to be in violation of state law.

Las Vegas attorney Jacob Hafter said the ads featuring Miller and UFC personalities were launched after Miller filed for re-election.

He also pointed out that both Miller and State Treasurer Kate Marshal used their state telephone numbers when they filed for office.

The television appearances are reminiscent of those made by Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki when he was state treasurer.

Hafter said the Nevada Commission on Ethics determined that because the spots were pulled before Krolicki filed, he was not in violation.

The Record-Courier confirmed that the phone numbers both Marshal and Miller placed on their election filing are their official office numbers.

Nevada Republican Party Acting Chairwoman Sherry Dilley pointed out that state Controller Kathy Augustine was fined $15,000 and impeached in 2004 for using her staff to campaign for office.


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