No director or any other officer named in this chapter shall in any manner be interested,
directly or indirectly, in any contract awarded or to be awarded by the board, or
in the profits to be derived therefrom; and for any violation of this provision, such
officer shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and such conviction shall work a
forfeiture of his office, and he shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred
dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by both
fine and imprisonment: PROVIDED, That nothing in this section contained shall be construed
to prevent any district officer from being employed by the district as foreman or
as a day laborer: PROVIDED FURTHER, That this section shall have no application to
any person who is a state employee as defined in RCW 42.52.010.
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