Ticket Number: 
2309
Complainant: 
PDC Staff generated complaint (former PDC Executive Director Andrea McNamara-Doyle
Respondent: 
Kevin Hulten
Created Date: 
January 21, 2016
Status of Investigations: 
Violation
Description: 

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 by using 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. 

Penalty Amount: 
$2,500.00
Penalty Description / Notes(s): 
SENT TO ALLIANCE ONE FOR COLLECTIONS 02/28/17 PENALTY IS OUTSTANDING Penalty was payable within 30 days of the final order - due 9/5/2016
Penalty Payment(s): 
Amount: 
$0.00