Type Complaint Opinion 
Date 1/13/2007 
Number 06-07 
Topic Campaign Use of Leg. Press Releases and Leg. Newsletters 
Respondent Dave Schmidt 
Question/Complaint
Does the posting of leg. press releases and leg. newsletters by a legislator on his campaign web site violate RCW 42.52.180?
Summary
Yes.  The posting constitutes a use of the "facilities of an agency" (public resources) to assist a campaign, as does the posting of these materials on a legislator's non-campaign web site after June 30 in an election year.  Respondent stipulated to the violation and was penalized by a Letter of Instruction.  See also: Advisory Opinion 2004 - No. 1 and Complaint Opinion 2006-No. 5.
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