Spokane Council Members Facing Multiple Campaign Violations

Spokane City Council members Betsy Wilkerson (D) Spokane Dist 2, and Zack Zappone (D) Spokane Dist. 3 are both facing a series of campaign violations by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Wilkerson is facing five counts related to campaign filing and disclosure issues. READ THE WILKERSON COMPLAINTS HERE These complaints come on the heels of recent news accounts that Wilkerson hasn’t paid her property taxes in nearly two years. READ THE SPOKESMAN STORY HERE

Wilkerson is currently running for Spokane City Council President.

As for Council member Zach Zappone, the Washington Public Disclosure Commission is taking the extraordinary step of bringing his public hearing to Spokane. The charges stem from his use of campaign finance dollars he raised in his race for state legislature, that he shifted to his City Council campaign. Zappone recently faced a court battle over the redistricting map he submitted and was accepted by the Spokane City Council. The judge, while ruling in his favor, did admonish both his actions and the council’s actions in this case to have been inappropriate.


The hearing is open to the public.

WHEN: June 22nd beginning at noon

WHERE: Spokane Convention Center – 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd