The complaint alleged Kittitas County Human Resources Director and Risk Manager Lisa Young may have violated RCW 42.17A.555 by using county facilities to support the campaign of Cory Wright for Kittitas County Commissioner. PDC staff reviewed the allegations, the applicable statutes and rules, the e-mails you provided, and the response provided by Lisa Young, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
PDC Staff has determined, in this instance, the alleged use of public facilities to support the campaign of Cory Wright for Kittitas County Commissioner does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation. PDC staff is reminding Lisa Young to refrain from distributing materials posted on a campaign website as these are inherently campaign-related and, in the future, public officials should access campaign-related materials without using public resources.
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 Reminder (Resolved 12/04/2019)