'Women deserved to come to work in this Capitol and be safe.'

FILE - In this March 3, 2016, file photo, Oregon state Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, listens to a live stream as members of the House of Representatives finish business before adjourning the 2016 legislative session at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore. Democratic Sen. Gelser, who accused Republican Sen. Jeff Kruse of inappropriate touching, said Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, she heard accounts from other women in the Oregon State Capitol of such behavior by men. (Anna Reed/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)

Oregon Senator Jeff Kruse offered his resignation on Thursday, making the announcement after several women stepped forward and accused him of sexual harassment at the Capitol.

On Friday, we heard from some of those women involved.

State Senator, Sara Gelser, from Corvallis was one of two lawmakers who field a complaint against Senator Kruse in November. This opened the door for many other female staffers and lobbyists to come forward.

Gelser says it took too long, and too many other women to come forward, to see change. She wants to see improvements in the reporting process at the Capitol in the future.

"We also need to create a process that is more timely, that moves more rapidly, that is important for those that have made reports and the issues need to be resolved quickly rather than be hanging on for months and months," said Gelser.

Gelser says she also feels an obligation to do everything in her power to keep women safe, both at the State Capitol and in the workplace.

"Women deserve to come to work in this Capitol and to be safe, to be respected and to be able to launch their careers without having to sacrifice their dignity to do it," said Gelser.

Gelser says she is concerned that Kruse has not apologized or taken responsibility for his actions.

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