A state lawmaker is being ordered to pay a $300 fine and to undergo ethics training. The Legislative Ethics Board determined that Representative Mark Hargrove used the House Republican caucus room in the state capitol to film a campaign video. Lawmakers are not allowed to use public resources in their campaign efforts. The complaint also said Hargrove used a budget chart prepared by House staff, and used government e-mail addresses as contacts for his campaign.
Hargrove is serving his first term in the State House. He represents the 47th district which includes the Covington and Auburn area.