Ex-Des Moines mayor fined $2,500

PDC bars Wasson from seeking office over plot to pack council By STEVEN FRIEDERICH, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER OLYMPIA — Former Des Moines Mayor Don Wasson has been ordered to pay $2,500 in fines by the state Public Disclosure Commission and instructed never to run for public office again or face even more damages. “He developed

Wasson quits Des Moines council, admits wrongdoing

DES MOINES — Embattled City Councilman Don Wasson resigned last night, acknowledging wrongdoing in a Public Disclosure Commission case involving charges that he and a local businessman concealed $49,000 in campaign contributions. Wasson, the subject of a recall campaign, had previously stepped down as mayor but said he intended to remain a member of the

Embattled Des Moines mayor abruptly quits

Campaign inquiry was a ‘distraction,’ Wasson says By JEFFREY M. BARKER AND CANDACE HECKMAN, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTERS DES MOINES — Mayor Don Wasson, under siege in this suburban city over an investigation into campaign-finance irregularities, resigned last night. Wasson’s surprise resignation as mayor took effect after last night’s City Council meeting. He intends to remain