Ticket Number: 
Peggy Shepard
Matthew Larson
Created Date: 
February 1, 2019
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Peggy Shepard on January 29, 2019. The complaint alleged that Matthew Larson may have violated RCW 42.17A.575 by appearing in public service announcements (PSAs) during election year 2017.Based on our findings, staff has determined that, in this instance, appearing in informational videos regarding city business does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation. The PDC has dismissed the matter and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.