Case #36975
Respondent name: Don Pape
Complainant name: Nansen Malin

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaints filed by Nansen Malin, Karen Harrell, and Debra Oakes in June, 2018. The complaints alleged that Don Pape may have violated RCW 42.17A.335 for falsely representing himself in campaign signs as an incumbent.

PDC staff is reminding Don Pape about the importance of clear communication in political advertising and informing Don Pape to use clarifying terms such as "elect" in order to avoid further confusion and incumbency misrepresentation during future political campaigns. The PDC has closed the matter, and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.


Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 08/06/2018)
Date opened: 06/19/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.320, RCW 42.17A.335

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