Case #74122
Respondent name: Michelle Caldier
Complainant name: Robert Parker, Rick Offner

On July 13 and July 25, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received two complaints alleging that Ms. Caldier, a 2020 candidate for State Representative in the 26th District (Position 2), may have violated RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to include sponsor identification ("Paid for or Sponsored by" followed by the candidate's name and complete address) on a political advertisement. 

PDC staff reviewed the applicable statute/rule, the two exhibits attached to the complaint(s), and the reporting requirement(s) pertinent to the sponsor identification statute/rule. 

PDC staff found that Ms. Caldier failed to include sponsor identification on her political advertisement for the mailer that was sent to the voters on or about the week of July 20, 2020. Staff reminded Ms. Caldier about the importance of including sponsor identification on political advertisements for all future mailers. 

Based on this information, the PDC staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1). 

Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 09/28/2020)
Date opened: 07/27/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.320

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