Ticket Number: 
42178
Complainant: 
Sandra Giachino
Respondent: 
Timothy Sheldon
Created Date: 
October 24, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations
Description: 

The complaint alleged that the 2018 Tim Sheldon Campaign may have violated RCW 42.17A.335(1)(a) by sponsoring a political advertisement in the form of a telephone call that made false statements of material fact about a candidate for public office.  Specifically, that on August 22, 2018, a telephone call from an entity identified as Crossings Research, made false statements about Irene Bowling, a candidate for State Senator in the 35th Legislative District, and Senator Sheldon’s opponent.

No evidence was found that the 2018 Committee to Elect Tim Sheldon sponsored political advertisements in the form of telephone calls, either for polling or in opposition to Irene Bowling using Crossings Research, and the PDC will not conduct a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursue further enforcement action in this case.

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