The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Bruce Fein on November 3, 2018. The complaint alleged that Michelle Caldier, an incumbent candidate for the office of State Representative for the 26th Legislative, may have violated RCW 42.17A.555 for using public facility staff, resources, or hours to support a political campaign.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations, the statutes and rules, the C-4 reports filed by the Campaign, and the response from Michelle Caldier.
Based on our findings and the following facts, the purchasing and delivering of donuts to a public school does not amount to a material violation warranting further investigation since: (1) Activities relating to RCW 42.17A.555 does not apply to any person who is a state officer or state employee as defined in RCW 42.52.010. (2) There is no supporting evidence to demonstrate how Michelle Caldier may have violated a specific section of RCW 42.17A.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1), and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.