Case #95982
Respondent name: Ethelda Burke
Complainant name: Bradley Loetzke

The complaint alleged Ethelda Burke, a University Place School Director since 2015 and current candidate for Position 1, violated RCW 42.17A.555 by using public facilities to promote a candidate, specifically allegations Burke posted photos taken on school district property to promote re-election. 

PDC staff has determined that, in this instance, the does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.

PDC staff is reminding Ethelda Burke about the importance of statues and rules regarding theuse of public facilities to promote a candidate and expects Burke to review RCW 42.17A.555 and PDC Interpretation 01-03 Guidelines for School Districts in Election Campaigns and ensure any future campaign-related activities fully comply with PDC statutes 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 08/09/2021)
Date opened: 07/21/2021
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.555

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