Krauter, RonDel: Alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.555 by using public office or agency facilities (city resources) to assist an election campaign. (EY '23; Jun '23)




RonDel Krauter


Tracey S. De Garmo


This case alleged a violation of RCW 42.17A.555 by using public office or agency facilities/resources (city email and phone number) to assist an election campaign, specifically, that RonDel Krauter’s use of a city email address on his Declaration of Candidacy form constituted an improper use of city facilities. 

PDC staff reviewed the allegations and evidence submitted; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by RonDel Krauter (the “Respondent”); and other relevant information to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.

Based on the attached findings, staff has determined that, in this instance, no evidence supports a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.

Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).


Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations

Date Opened

June 07, 2023

Areas of Law

RCW 42.17A.555

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