Type Complaint Opinion 
Date 6/22/2009 
Number 09-02 
Topic Personal or campaign use of public resources 
Respondent Senator Karen Keiser 
Question/Complaint
Complaint alleged Respondent used her legislative blog for private and campaign purposes in violation of RCW 42.52.160 and RCW 42.52.180.
Summary
This use of the blog, a public resource, was an expression of Respondent's opinion on a bill being debated in the Legislature.  Board cites several opinions recognizing legislators' ability to use public resources in these situations, and to express their opinions in a partisan manner.  Dismissed for lack of reasonable cause.
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