Critic files official complaint against Sam Adams

Critic files official complaint against Sam Adams

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Mayor Sam Adams is facing an official complaint that accuses him of violating state election laws.

Patrick Mulcahy of Beaverton filed complaints with the Oregon Elections Division and the Oregon Attorney General on Wednesday. 

Mulcahy accuses Adams of getting elected through fraudulent means, namely because of his lies to the public about his relationship with teenage intern Beau Breedlove.  He said his complaint alleges constitutional violations that should force Adams from office.

So far, the mayor's office has not responded to KATU's request for comment. 

A spokesperson at the state's Elections Division said she is not sure yet what statute Mulcahy's complaint would fall under.

The Attorney General's office is already investigating whether Adams committed a crime before Breedlove turned 18 years old.