PDC News
May 22, 2013Volume 13 Issue No 5

Amit Ranade, Chair
Barry Sehlin, Vice Chair
Grant Degginger, Secretary
Kathy Turner, Member

Rule Making


A public hearing was held and the Commission adopted:

  • Amended WAC 390-11-100 Contributions withholding authorizations [to accommodate electronic authorizations].


  • Amended WAC 390-18-000 Advertising, political advertising, electioneering communications, and independent expenditures and
  • Amended WAC 390-18-025 Advertising – Identification of “top five contributors” [to include the “top five” disclosure requirement for certain ballot measure advertisements].


  • Amended WAC 390-05-290 Definition – Political Advertising,
  • Amended WAC 390-05-520 Periodical,
  • Amended WAC 390-18-030 Advertising – Exemptions from identification,
  • Amended WAC 390-17-405 Volunteer services and
  • New WAC 390-18-015 Online political advertising [to include sponsor ID requirements for campaign activity on the Internet}.


Reporting Modifications


The Commission granted a Personal Financial Statement (F-1) reporting modification for Carol Nelson, Director, Department of Revenue, from disclosing business and other governmental customers that paid $10,000 or more to non-profit entities on whose boards she sits:  namely, Volunteers of America Western Washington, Seattle University, Washington Bankers Association, and Premera Blue Cross.  The exemption also applies to the business and other governmental customers of Housing Hope Properties, a non-profit entity for whom her husband is a board member.


Reporting modifications exempting individuals from completing certain sections of the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) were renewed for:

·         Andrea Darvas, Judge, King County Superior Court,

·         Theresa Doyle, Judge, King County Superior Court,

·         Elizabeth Martin, Judge, Pierce County Superior Court

·         Dan Kristiansen, State Representative, 39th Legislative District, and

·         Mark Thompson, Commissioner, Thurston County Fire Dist. 5.

The Commission meeting materials can be found at www.pdc.wa.gov under Commission Meetings. For additional information concerning these issues contact Lori Anderson, Communications & Training Officer, at (360) 664-2737, toll free 1-877-601-2828 or e-mail at landerson@pdc.wa.gov.

The next regular meeting of the Public Disclosure Commission is tentatively scheduled for June 27, 2013.