Las Vegas, NV – The Nevada State Democratic Party today filed an ethics complaint against Congressman Heck with the Office of Congressional Ethics for abusing taxpayer resources.
On September 28, 2015, Ken Minster, an Outreach Manager in the District Office of Congressman Heck, sent an email from his official House email address to Congressman Heck’s mailing list inviting recipients to a “very special event” being held on October 4, 2015 by Main Street Advocacy in Congressman Heck’s district. Mr. Minster describes Main Street Advocacy’s event as a “free, non-partisan event” being held for “women of all ages and backgrounds to have a conversation with two Congresswomen to discuss issues affecting our nation.” He said the event will be “spectacular” and asked recipients to RSVP as soon as possible to mainstreetadvocacy.com/women2women. Main Street Advocacy is a 501(c)(4) organization that works to push conservative values. Main Street Advocacy is not a House entity.
“This is exactly the type of Washington dysfunction and abuse of tax dollars on the part of Congressman Heck that Nevadans are fed up with,” said Roberta Lange, Chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party. “Taxpayer resources were abused to promote an organization that has nothing to do with Congressman Heck’s congressional duties or helping the constituents of District 3. We’re asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate this clear abuse of taxpayer resources by Congressman Heck and his office.”