The following is a July 17, 2013 statement from a Multnomah County spokesman regarding chair Jeff Cogen, who admitted to having an affair with a county employee:
The chair of Multnomah County is ultimately responsible for all employees and their actions, most especially his. He acknowledges that he made a tremendous mistake professionally and personally. He takes full responsibility. He is with his family sorting through this difficult time. The county's work continues while the chair takes vacation time to deal with this very personal matter.
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