The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) completed its review of the complaint filed July 10, 2017 alleging Max Vogt violated RCW 42.17A.555 by using agency facilities to assist his 2017 campaign to Centralia City Council. PDC staff reviewed allegations, applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements, the response provided by Max Vogt and any applicable PDC reports and data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Staff has determined, in this instance, the alleged use of facilities by Max Vogt to support the campaign for Centralia City Council does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation. PDC staff is reminding Max Vogt about the importance of compliance with the requirements regarding the use of public facilities to assist a political campaign and staff expects Vogt to review PDC guidance for local government agencies in election campaigns.
Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).