The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed on June 19, 2020. The complaint alleged that John Lovick, incumbent State Representative in Legislative District 44 and candidate for re-election in the 2020 primary election, may have violated PDC statute RCW 42.17A.555 or legislative ethics statute RCW 42.52.180 by collaborating with Everett Public Schools in sharing a virtual event originating on Representative Lovick’s 2020 Campaign Facebook page.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes and rules; the response provided by Rep. Lovick; and the response provided by Everett Public Schools in related PDC Case 72467, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, as concerns the Lovick 2020
Campaign, no 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 08/04/2020)