Ethics commission fines lawmaker

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State ethics officials fined a Junction City lawmaker for using official state stationery for political purposes.

The Ethics Commission levied a $100 fine against Republican state Rep. Lonnie Clark for using official state letterhead on a fundraising email last Oct. 2.

He could have been fined up to $5,000 for a first offense.

State ethics officials said the violation was minimal but explained that state law was intended to prohibit from someone for using material paid for by the state for political purposes.

Clark readily acknowledged the violation and apologized.

"I never at any time knowingly used any resources . . .

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