Case #73839
Respondent name: Dan Driscoll
Complainant name: Carol Ham

The complaint alleged Dan Driscoll, 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. 

PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the applicable PDC reports, and the response from Linda Engelsiepen, Secretary for Vote for Driscoll (Campaign), to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations. 

Engelsiepen responded to the PDC on July 21, 2020, stating “We did consult the PDC guidelines and “L” is listed as a proper notice of libertarian party affiliation, which is included on the campaign signs for Dan Driscoll’s campaign.”

In the sign you included with the complaint, the L is listed, as noted by Engelsiepen. 

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). If you have questions, you may contact Alice Fiman toll-free at 1-877-601-2828, or by email at pdc@pdc.wa.gov.

Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 07/22/2020)
Date opened: 07/21/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.320

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