Case #2309
Respondent name: Kevin Hulten
Complainant name: PDC Staff generated complaint (former PDC Executive Director Andrea McNamara-Doyle

PDC staff alleges that Kevin Hulten, an Executive Analyst in the Snohomish County Executive’s Office in 2011 and a portion of calendar year 2012,

violated RCW 42.17A.130[1] by using his Snohomish County laptop and desktop computers, telephone, telephone number, email address and work 

time: (1) for the purpose of assisting Aaron Reardon’s 2011 re-election campaign by compiling information and conducting opposition research of Mike  

Hope for Snohomish County Executive in 2011; and (2) for the purpose of assisting John “Jack” Connelly’s 2012 election campaign for State Senator 

in the 27th Legislative District by compiling information and conducting opposition research of Jeannie Darneille for State Senator in May of 2012. 


[1] Effective January 1, 2012, RCW 42.17.130 was re-codified as RCW 42.17A.555. Alleged use of facilities of a public office or agency on or after January 1, 2012 are therefore governed under RCW 42.17A.


An enforcement hearing before the Full Commission was held on June 23, 2016, in which the Commission unanimously voted 4-0 in finding that Kevin Hulten violated: (1) RCW 42.17A.130 by using his Snohomish County laptop and desktop computers, telephone, telephone number, email address and work time for the purpose of assisting Aaron Reardon’s 2011 re-election campaign; and (2) RCW 42.17A.555 busing his Snohomish County laptop and desktop computers, telephone, telephone number, email address and work time for the purpose of assisting John “Jack” Connelly’s 2012 election campaign for State Senator in the 27th Legislative District.


The Commission assessed a $2,500 civil penalty against Kevin Hulten. 

Disposition: Violation (Resolved 06/24/2016)
Date opened: 01/21/2016
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.555

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