LACDP Requests Investigation into County Supervisor Don Knabe’s Possible Improper Use of County Seal for Political Purposes

Danny Leserman October 20, 2015 0
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) has requested that the Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel investigate possible improper use of the Seal of the County of Los Angeles for political purposes by County Supervisor Don Knabe of the Fourth District and candidate Greg Uttecht of ABC Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 1.

In a request for investigation letter to the Interim County Counsel, LACDP Director of Political Affairs & Communications Clark Lee states that a “letter bearing the Seal of the County of Los Angeles and signed by Supervisor Don Knabe” urges the recipient to “support candidate Greg Uttecht for the ABC Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 1, in the November 3, 2015 local election.”  Lee’s letter also notes that the letter signed by Knabe “appears political in nature.”

“As a longtime elected official, Supervisor Don Knabe should have known better than to use a cheap political ploy to mislead his own constituents.  His letter featuring the official Seal of the County of Los Angeles and his signature is clearly designed to deceive voters into thinking that the letter is an official County communication, when it clearly promotes a candidate he supports.  We urge the County Counsel to take immediate action to investigate this egregious conduct,” said Eric C. Bauman, Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.

Click here to see LACDP’s request for investigation letter.

Click here to see Count Supervisor Don Knabe‘s letter bearing the County Seal containing political message.
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