Fourkiller accepts decision

State Rep. Will Fourkiller denies making any inappropriate comments to a House page, but he has agreed to accept sanctions.

“I take this matter very seriously and want to take steps to avoid even an appearance of impropriety,” Rep. Will Fourkiller, D-Stilwell, wrote in a letter delivered to House Speaker Charles McCall.

A special House committee in January looked into a complaint made against Fourkiller in 2015 by the page, then a high school student. The page said in April 2015 that Fourkiller made comments about her looks that made her feel uncomfortable.

The committee recommended that Fourkiller be banned from any direct involvement in the House page program for a year. The special committee also recommended that he attend one-on-one professional training on proper workplace conduct.