Complaint filed over Port Townsend campaign button
Friday, February 17, 2012
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) -- A Port Townsend School Board member has been accused of violating campaign law by wearing a button supporting a levy during a Jan. 23 school board meeting.
Jefferson County resident Tom Thiersch complained to the Public Disclosure Commission that Holley Carlson violated rules against electioneering on school property.
PDC spokeswoman Lori Anderson says the complaint will be examined for a possible fine or no action. She says campaign buttons are generally allowed as personal expression.
The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://is.gd/Geutz4 ) the complaint was filed Tuesday, the day of the election in which voters approved the four-year tax levy. It will raise nearly $5 million to pay for renovations and technology upgrades at Port Townsend schools.
Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com