Case #43200
Respondent name: John E. (Juan) Orozco
Complainant name: Roger Lenk

The complaint alleged John E. (Juan) Orozco may have violated RCW 42.17A.555 for use of public facilities to support a political campaign, specifically you alleged Mr. Orozco used the Wapato City Council chamber to support his campaign for Wapato School Board and used his city-provided e-mail address on his Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1).

As a result of staff’s initial review, it was  found:

  • Listing his name as John E. Orozco, he filed a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) with the PDC on May 22, 2017 and Aug. 22, 2018.
  • As a candidate, Mr. Orozco listed email address “jorozco1125@gmail.com” in his F-1 filed May 22, 2017 (#100761474).
  • Once elected Mr. Orozco listed email address “jorozco@wapato-city.org” on his F-1 filed Aug. 22, 2018. (#1001298997).
  • In addition to the above, Mr. Orozco stated “the comment was made in jest….I am not running for any office.”
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.


Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 12/07/2018)
Date opened: 11/21/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A 555

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