Seems Judge Applewick has a few more skeletons rolling out his closet door.
- He and Pennington have been “Dear Friends” since the early 90’s and in 1999 Judge Marlin Appelwick administered the Oath of Office to Speaker Pro Tempore John Pennington.
Representative Pennington: “Thank you, Representative Alexander for your kind remarks. I would like to introduce my wife and best friend, Valerie and my Mother-in-Law, Ruth Fox. Judge Appelwick Over the past two years in this position, I have had three wonderful teachers. One is my friend Speaker Clyde Ballard. Another, the gentleman I will soon nominate for the office of Chief Clerk, Mr. Tim Martin, and the third is my former colleague and friend, Judge Marlin Appelwick. What an honor to be sworn in by him.
2. Judge Applewick and John Pennington (along with Hans Dunshee -Pay atttention, that name will be very important in time) have been working together for 17 years to destroy the Public Records Act and to assure that Govt agencies are not held accountable for their malfeasance and to remove some of the powers of the Public Disclosure Commission
Oh but wait… there’s more destroying culpability for violating the public records act and campaign laws is hard work
HB2435 by Representatives Pennington, Appelwick, Constantine, Ogden, Cooper, Kessler, Gardner, Wolfe, Butler, Costa, Linville, D. Schmidt, Murray, Morris, Anderson and Gombosky; by request of Public Disclosure Commission AN ACT Relating to reporting of independent campaign expenditures; and adding a new section to chapter 42.17 RCW. Referred to Committee on Government Administration.
HB 2474 by Representatives Pennington, Appelwick, O’Brien, Dunshee and Kessler; by request of Legislative Ethics Board AN ACT Relating to gifts under ethics in public service laws; and amending RCW 42.52.010 and 42.52.150. Referred to Committee on Government Administration.
HB 2495 by Representatives Pennington, Appelwick, O’Brien, Poulsen, Dickerson, Constantine, Ogden, Cooper, Kessler, Gardner, Butler, Linville, Murray, Conway, Anderson and Gombosky; by request of Public Disclosure Commission AN ACT Relating to penalties for violations of public disclosure laws; amending RCW 42.17.390, 42.17.395, and 42.17.400; and prescribing penalties. Referred to Committee on Government Administration.
Crystal Pennington and Laura Kelly are clearly both thieves, yet Applewick acted as if they could tell no lies. Applewick knew there was a clear conflict as soon as he seen the name Pennington and he should’ve immediately recused himself.
This is a violation, a crystal clear violation of Judicial Conduct but since the head of the Commission of Judicial Conduct is a former minion of Anderson Hunter I doubt anything will be done. I have forwarded this info to a certain citizen and I can only pray that she nails this corrupt slug to a wall.
I will also be filing a complaint myself. There is far more to this story and I promise we will bring it to you as soon as we get the rest of our documentation.