Type Complaint Opinion 
Date 6/22/2009 
Number 09-02 
Topic Personal or campaign use of public resources 
Respondent Senator Karen Keiser 
Complaint alleged Respondent used her legislative blog for private and campaign purposes in violation of RCW 42.52.160 and RCW 42.52.180.
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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