The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Sean Bates and Eleanor Brodahl filed on November 22, 2019. The complaint alleged that Othello School District Officials, public employees, may have violated RCW 42.17A.555 for authorizing the misuse of public facilities to support the election campaign of Tony Ashton.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; and the responses provided by the Respondent, 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 01/21/2020)