A resident of LaPine is currently petitioning for the recall of Mike McLane, state representative for the District 55, citing a violation of the Separation of Powers doctrine of the state constitution.
In the recall cover sheet filed by Kenneth W. Medenbach, McLane is cited as an Oregon State Bar attorney serving in the state legislature, which Medenbach claims is a violation of Oregon Constitution Article 3, Section 1, with regard to separation of powers.
“Under Oregon Revised Statutes, an attorney is an officer of the court, courts perform judicial functions, a person can not be an attorney and practice law unless they are an active member of the Oregon State Bar,” the petition cover sheet reads. “Mike McLane, an Oregon State Bar attorney, is also serving as a State Representative, exercising the functions of the Legislative Department. This is a violation of Oregon Constitution Article 3, Section 1, Separation of Powers.”