Case #25012
Respondent name: David Olson
Complainant name: Katie Platt

A complaint was filed against David Olson, an incumbent School Director for the Peninsula School District (PSD) and a candidate for re-election to that office in 2017, alleging violations of RCW 42.17A.555 by using school district facilities to support his candidacy for office by taking photographs on school grounds during the first day of school, and during school hours, and posting them on his campaign Facebook page.

Based on the facts that Mr. Olson took corrective action and removed the photographs from his Campaign Facebook page when notified by the school district of the concerns listed in the complaint, and has no prior PDC violations, PDC staff has determined in this instance, the facts do not warrant further investigation.  

However, PDC staff reminded David Olson concerning the prohibitions of using Peninsula School District facilities and resources to assist any candidate for public office, including his candidacy, or to support or oppose any ballot proposition in accordance with PDC laws, rules and PDC Interpretation #01-03.  

Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed the complaint in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).  


Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 04/25/2019)
Date opened: 09/14/2017
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.555

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