Ron Beaty

Ronald R. Beaty Jr.

Ronald R. Beaty Jr., a candidate for Barnstable County commissioner from West Barnstable, said in a statement this week that he donated to the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers in 2014 but denied any further involvement with the group.

Jake Hyman, associate director of communications for the Anti-Defamation League, said earlier this month that Mr. Beaty’s name was found in a database of emails connected to official Oath Keeper accounts by DDoSecrets, a nonprofit whistleblower group.

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