The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Raymond Risdon on November 7, 2018. The complaint alleged that Anton Cebe may have violated RCW 42.17A.555 for misuse of public facilities to oppose a ballot proposition.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, misusing a public uniform that was purchased with public funds, in order to oppose a ballot proposition, does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), Anton Cebe will receive a formal written warning concerning misuse of a public uniform, paid for with public funds, in order to oppose a ballot proposition. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Anton Cebe refrain from further appropriation of public facilities to support or oppose future candidates or ballot propositions. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules.
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.