Avista Issues Statement Regarding Contribution to Rep. Matt Shea
SPOKANE, Wash. – Nov. 2, 2018: After review and consideration of the current circumstances surrounding Rep. Matt Shea, Avista issues the following statement.
“Avista does not formally endorse candidates for public office, nor should our contributions imply support for all of a candidate’s views on issues. But, we expect recipients of our contributions to honor values like ours. Rep. Matt Shea’s personal actions and beliefs are ones which we cannot – and do not – condone, and we cannot be associated with them,” said Dennis Vermillion, president of Avista. “We join others in asking Rep. Shea to return the contributions we’ve made to him this election cycle.”
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