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Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey terminates lobbyist registration


Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey has filed paperwork with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission to terminate his lobbying registration.

As first reported in the online publication NonDoc, Calvey submitted a final report to the commission Saturday showing he spent no money as a lobbyist.

In addition to serving as the county commissioner for District 3, Calvey, a former state representative, was registered as a lobbyist for anti-abortion group Oklahomans For Life Inc., according to the state Ethics Commission.

After learning of Calvey's dual role last week, state Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, said he would work to amend state ethics rules to prevent similar arrangements in the future. Dunnington told The Oklahoman that, while nothing in existing state law prohibited a county official from working as a lobbyist, he found it ethically objectionable.

On Thursday, Calvey posted a tweet claiming he was being attacked for his anti-abortion stance.

"I am being attacked for my pro-life advocacy, and I wear the scorn of the pro-abortion politicians as a badge of honor," Calvey wrote.

Calvey did not return phone calls and a text message seeking comment.

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Silas Allen

Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri. Read more ›