LETTER: Regarding De’Sean Quinn campaign mailer: ‘Unethical, or Illegal?’
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Unethical, or Illegal?
Saturday I received a flier that had a headline “Tukwila Mayor De’Sean Quinn has a proven track record…..’!
The only problem with this is —
Tukwila’s Mayor is Jim Haggerton.
It is illegal, per RCW 42.17A.335.(1), to “falsely represent that a candidate is the incumbent for the office sought when in fact the candidate is not the incumbent”.
At worst, this appears to be a falsehood aimed at uninformed voters who often vote for the incumbent. At best, it is the sign of a defensive, inept campaign.
– Jacqueline Carroll
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