In response to my public records request, Oregon House of Representatives member Judy Stiegler disclosed that she was a PERS members and that her PERS employee contribution was being paid for her by the people of Oregon.
On August 23, 2010, I requested PERS to tell me the date that Representative Stiegler joined PERS. As a legislator, she was required to notify PERS that she was joining within 30 days of January 12, 2009, the date that she assumed office.
On September 7, 2010, PERS denied my request, claiming that the PERS starting date is exempt from disclosure under Oregon law. I have filed an appeal with the Oregon Attorney General asking that PERS be ordered to provide that information.
I will keep you updated regarding the progress of this matter.