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Ethics complaint against Adam McDaniel dismissed

A complaint against Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart’s executive assistant has been dismissed by the Spokane Ethics Commission.

The assistant, Adam McDaniel, was accused of violating the city’s ethics code due to his political consulting business and work for local Democratic campaigns. Michael Cannon, who filed the complaint, is a real estate investor and local Republican who unsuccessfully ran for City Council in 2013.

The ethics commission unanimously decided against further investigation because of a lack of facts presented in the complaint, according to commission member, Dennis Cronin.

In June, McDaniel will take administrative leave from his duties with Stuckart through mid-November. He will be consulting with the Yes for Buses campaign, which is supporting Spokane Transit Authority’s upcoming ballot measure seeking a tax increase to expand STA’s system.

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