Case #78962
Respondent name: South Sound Future Enterprise Washington
Complainant name: Kathleen Landel, Alex Bond

The complaints alleged South Sound Future Enterprise Washington violated WAC 390-18-040 by using the term "Re-elect" on political advertising for an appointed incumbent, specifically Ron Muzzall.

PDC staff has determined that in this instance, the Committee using the term "Re-elect" on political advertising for an appointed incumbent does not amount to a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation

However, pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), South Sound Future Enterprise Washington will receive a formal written warning concerning the use of re-elect as noted in this letter. The formal written warning includes staff’s expectation the Committee will, in the future, use political advertising language properly, as set forth in WAC 390-18-040. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on future Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or 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 Written Warning (Resolved 11/12/2020)
Date opened: 10/26/2020
Area of Law: WAC 390-18-040

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