Type Complaint Opinion 
Date 3/29/2008 
Number 08-02 
Topic Definition of "agency" - Jurisdiction 
Respondent Jim McIntire 
Alleged that Respondent sent a campaign e-mail from his home to the office e-mail address of a local government official.  Did Respondent use the public resources of an "agency" in violation of RCW 42.52.180?
No. Ethics Act defines "agency" as entities within one of the three branches of state government and institutions of higher education created and supported by state government (RCW 42.52.010).  Complaint was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.
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