Case #71862
Respondent name: Daniel P. Evans
Complainant name: Austin Taylor

The complaint alleged Daniel P. Evans, a 2020 candidate for Island County Commissioner, position 2, may have violated RCW 42.17A.320 by failing to identify a party preference on political advertising, specifically political signs. 

Based on its findings, and the fact Evans is a first-time candidate, the political signs were purchased by the Campaign with no apparent intent to conceal party preference, and the expenditures for signs were reported timely and accurately on publicly-available PDC reports, staff has determined that, in this instance, the failure to include party identification does not amount a violation warranting further investigation.

PDC staff is reminding Daniel P. Evans about the importance of identifying the party preference on all political advertising in accordance with PDC laws and rules. 

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 07/16/2020)
Date opened: 06/12/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.320

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