Member of Gov. Hickenlooper's cabinet disciplined for "romantic" relationship

By: Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post
October 17, 2013 Updated: October 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm
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The director of the state Department of Local Affairs engaged in a months-long "inappropriate, romantic" relationship with his executive assistant that resulted in disciplinary action.

Director Reeves Brown's salary of $148,920 was cut by 2 percent, and he was ordered to attend an employment-practices workshop, according to a Sept. 17 letter obtained by The Denver Post.

"The potential negative perception and liability you placed on your department and the state is extremely distressing," Roxane White, chief of staff to Gov. John Hickenlooper, wrote to the cabinet director.

Read the rest of the Post's report here.

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