The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by David Sandretto on July 31, 2019. The complaint alleged that Michelle McLeod (Respondent), a 2019 candidate for City Council in Benton City, may have violated RCW 42.17A.335 and WAC 390-18-040 for making false statements of incumbency in political advertising.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; and the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, insufficient evidence supports a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.
Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 09/24/2019)