Timeline:

March 16, 2020 defiance post – has 63 employees

April 7, receives first round PPP (has 84 employees?)

April 9 appears on Dr. phil – states he has 63 employees, says it’s absolutely the right thing to do (the shut down)

April 16 – mentions some employees on unemployment

November 9, 2020 – Open supposedly following covid protocols

Nov 18, 2020: Say letting half of employees go

December 9, 2020 – leavenworth location shut down from covid

Jan 2, 2021: Whines to barstool sports – no masks or gloves on some staff

JAN 24, 2021: let some of his employees go stating – To-go’s and fake “cross ventilation” gig isn’t paying the bills! We have covered payroll and food costs, but little else, so letting the employees collect the extra $300–$400/week from stimulus it’s the best scenario for now.”

Feb 5th, 2021 2nd round of PPP approved/received

August 23, 2021 1st round PPP partially forgiven

August 25, 2021 1st round PPP partially forgiven

November 18, 2021 – no masks on staff and customers

December 16, 2021 2nd round PPP fully forgiven

December 22, 2021 – No masks on staff

Mask mandated for indoors does not end until March 2022

Sources:

Shon Smith Campaign Info:

Email: shon4commissioner@nwi.net

Website: smith4commissioner.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shon4Commissioner

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/elections/shon-smith-to-run-for-chelan-county-commission/article_c82b525a-aedb-11ec-9a4f-d379407b89c6.html

PPP LOANs:

https://projects.propublica.org/coronavirus/bailouts/search?q=Wok+About+Grill

Dr. Phil:

https://www.ncwlife.com/when-dr-phil-met-the-wok-about-grill-guy/

Social Media Post:

https://www.krem.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/wok-about-grill-closes-inslee-ban/293-bc3c6aa0-3788-47e1-b866-bca98b6e02f3

Says staff is masked:

https://www.ifiberone.com/columbia_basin/wok-about-grill-worker-in-leavenworth-tests-positive-for-covid-19/article_64342892-3bed-11eb-b62e-1baf714511fb.html

Tax Debt issues:

https://www.ncwlife.com/commissioner-candidate-shon-smith-dealing-with-revelations-of-tax-debt-and-liens/

PDC filing:

https://www.pdc.wa.gov/browse/campaign-explorer/candidate?filer_id=SMITS%20%20815&election_year=2022

Maps:

https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/elections/pages/precincts-maps

https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/files/elections/archives/election/Area%20Maps/2021%20County%20Commissioners%20Intersection%20Map.pdf

https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/files/elections/archives/election/Area%20Maps/2021%20County%20Commissioners%20Map.pdf

County Commissioner ruling RCWs:

https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=36.32&full=true

About the position and how to apply:

https://www.runforoffice.org/elected_offices/56301-chelan-county-commissioner-district-2

https://www.runforoffice.org/elected_offices/56301-chelan-county-commissioner-district-2/interest_form

Cost of business:

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/coronavirus/update-wok-about-grill-to-comply-with-shutdown-order/article_756e425e-67a5-11ea-b21d-2b0834c4e060.html

Videos:

https://youtu.be/op7TAjTQYgQ

63 employees at the beginning, mentions some were let go because they hadn’t received unemployment benefits yet:

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/coronavirus/local-restaurant-owner-shares-quarantine-views-on-dr-phil-show/article_27404f28-802d-11ea-b9ff-43c85bd295c5.html

Leavenworth Wok for Sale:

https://www.kpq.com/leavenworth-wok-about-grill-up-for-sale/

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/coronavirus/leavenworth-wok-about-grill-for-sale-amid-covid-19-shutdown/article_22c43af8-a9e6-11ea-ba9e-6bd41d26e7cf.html

Mask mandate ends March 12, 2022:

https://doh.wa.gov/emergencies/covid-19/masks-and-face-coverings

Candidate announcement:

https://www.ncwlife.com/shon-smith-will-again-run-for-chelan-county-commissioner-seat/?fbclid=IwAR3mOBCqhxoJG3hgl47F1lZYWHxu0yQiuNSIKpz5RGlNdQKPLooAEafLAxw

Shon Smith begs Barstool Sports:

https://www.facebook.com/wokaboutgrill/videos/218099153201729

Covidiots: Shon Smith self-identifies himself on Dr. Phil Segment: https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/coronavirus/local-restaurant-owner-shares-quarantine-views-on-dr-phil-show/article_27404f28-802d-11ea-b9ff-43c85bd295c5.html

https://www.ncwlife.com/when-dr-phil-met-the-wok-about-grill-guy/?fbclid=IwAR0BpmEjD_G8eXVXhgqeaiwpcYg3UIZrU9TLHKvOlPBLfpwQYDh4bWth470

Tax liens: https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/local/county-commission-candidate-owes-irs/article_b27a2a42-568b-50c8-95ed-bcf009f2e01b.html

Shon Smith promised fiscal responsibility and said he purposely ignored employment taxes:

https://www.ifiberone.com/columbia_basin/chelan-county-commissioner-candidate-campaigns-with-heavy-tax-debt/article_d4e9ed32-d246-11e8-9a44-73ed202a5d0e.html

Lawsuit against Jay Inslee:

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/coronavirus/coalition-sues-inslee-to-end-state-of-emergency/article_b2fd404e-9c74-11ea-b04c-17c0e206f157.html

Shon Smith sued the County:

https://swartzlaw.com/health-director-covid-19-lawsuit-interfered-with-agencys-response/

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