The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Sean Valley on June 17, 2018. The complaint alleged that George Steele may have violated RCW 42.17A.335 by implying false incumbency in the 2018 election campaign.
Based on these initial findings, staff has determined that in this instance, the implication of false incumbency does not support 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 08/22/2018)