The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its initial review of the complaint filed by Kenneth (K.C.) Shankland on May 3, 2018. The complaint alleged that Chad Magendanz sponsored political advertising that falsely represented he is the incumbent for the office of State Representative in the 5th Legislative District that he is seeking, when he is not the incumbent, an alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.335(1)(b). The complaint also alleged that Mr. Magendanz sponsored political advertising that made a false claim stating or implying the support or endorsement of elected officials, and the Municipal League of King County, alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.335(1)(c).
Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, no evidence supports a finding of a material violation warranting further investigation.
The PDC has closed the matter, and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 06/08/2018)