The full citizen complaint can be read here.
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October 23rd, 2017
Auburn Residents File Complaint Against Deputy Mayor Wales
Auburn, WA – Today, two Auburn residents have filed a complaint against Auburn Deputy Mayor Largo Wales with the Washington State Attorney General, the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission and the Auburn City Attorney.
“Largo Wales has gone out of her way to deceive the public, oppress voters and manipulate the outcome of the 2017 election. As an elected official she is held to a higher standard and should be above reproach. Unfortunately, we have seen lies, deceit and intimidation rather than visionary leadership. Ms. Wales has clearly broken both the City of Auburn Ethics Code and Washington State laws during her campaign and should be held accountable,” said Auburn resident Bailey Stober.
“After seeing what happened in Pacific with Cy Sun, it is my intention to pay close attention to every Mayoral race I am able to vote in for the rest of my life. Seeing the damage an unqualified and, frankly, unstable Mayor can do to a city was enough to motivate me to do my due diligence by researching and ensuring that I have enough information to make the best possible decision when casting my vote. Through my extensive research I have come to find that the Largo Wales campaign has no issues playing outside of the boundaries of ethics, morals and most importantly – the law. I personally have implored Ms. Wales to stop her toxic campaigning, sadly the result was to see even more gasoline poured over our city,” said Auburn resident Liz Miller.
The complaint alleges Ms. Wales violated several portions of the Auburn City Code and State law. Specifically it alleges violations of:
· RCW 42.17A.235, .240 for failure to report contributions and expenditures;
· RCW 29A.84.620 for hindering or bribing voters;
· RCW 42.17A.320 for failing to identify sponsorship;
· RCW 42.17A.330 for improper pictures of candidate;
· RCW 42.17A.555 for the unauthorized use of public facilities and resources to support
a political campaign;
· RCW 9A.68.040 for trading in public office;
· RCW 42.17A.430 for the disposal of surplus funds.
“I may only have lived in Auburn for 5 years, but I grew up in Washington D.C., so this type of politicking isn’t new to me. But I don’t planning on leaving Auburn any time soon, so I will do everything legally and ethically within my power to ensure my city flourishes and does not crumble under corruption, lies and dirty politics,” concluded Miller.
“I am just disappointed that Washington DC style politics have made their way to Auburn. The residents deserve better. Elected officials who violate the spirit of the law and the trust of the voters should not be rewarded,” concluded Stober.