Delaware State Treasurer Defends Himself in Controversey Over Alaska Trip

Oct 29, 2013

Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers
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Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers says he stayed on a few days after an Alaskan conference last year to meet with bankers.

But The Wilmington News Journal reports that he posted a picture on his Facebook page showing him at the time to be visiting a state park more than 100 miles away from Anchorage where his staff says he was doing research after spending the previous two days holding business meetings.

The revelation comes after the News Journal reported yesterday that Flowers and his deputy Erika Benner charged state taxpayers for some of the cost to stay several days after a four-day National Association of State Treasurers meeting.

Kelly Callahan, a spokeswoman for Flowers told the paper, that he had meetings on Thursday, Friday and Monday with bankers and others after the conference ended on Wednesday September 12th.

She said last week that he did research on the upcoming initiative on Saturday September 15th in Anchorage.