Case #73564
Respondent name: Jon Lind
Complainant name: Carol Ham

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

Lind responded to the PDC on July 21, 2020, stating “I appreciate the notification of the failure to disclose my party preference on the yard signs. I have updated all yards signs to include my party preference using the abbreviation “Ind”. I’m also including a picture of the sign that Carol Ham identified as reference. Please be assured that I have included that same “Ind” party preference on all signs.”

Based on these findings, and the fact Lind is a first-time candidate and updated the signs as soon as notified of the requirement, 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 Lind 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 07/22/2020)
Date opened: 07/16/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.320

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