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PDC News
March 28, 2013Volume 13 Issue No 3

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



James Fossos, South King Fire & Rescue commissioner, stipulated to violations that he failed to timely disclose contributions and expenditures during his 2011 campaign.  Mr. Fossos agreed to a $750 penalty; $250 suspended with terms.  The Commission accepted the stipulation and dismissed allegations that Mr. Fossos accepted over-limit anonymous contributions and did not make his campaign books available for public inspection as required immediately before the election.


Rule Making


Draft language for proposed amendments to WAC 390-17-100 was approved.  The proposed amendments will accommodate electronic authorizations by individuals who authorize payroll deductions for the purpose of making campaign contributions.  A public hearing will likely be scheduled during the Commission’s May 22, 2013 meeting.


Potential rule making regarding online political advertising was discussed.  The Commission asked staff to draft language to be considered at an April meeting.


Electronic Filing Waivers – Campaign Reporting


The 2012 Mark Miloscia for State Representative campaign requested an exception from electronically filing its final Summary, Full Report Receipts & Expenditures (PDC Form C-4) due to computer failure.  The exception was granted.


Reporting Modifications


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

·         William Ayer, Regent, University of Washington

·         Kristianne Blake, Regent, University of Washington

·         William Chapman, Member, Recreation & Conservation Funding Board,

·         Karen Donohue, Judge, Seattle Municipal Court,

·         Deborah Ehrlichman, School Director, Shoreline School Board

·         Drew Hansen, State Representative, 23rd Legislative District,

·         Lida Lee, Judge, Pierce Co Superior Court

·         Leila Mills, Judge, Kitsap County District Court,

·         Kathleen O’Sullivan, Member, Commission on Judicial Conduct,

·         Barre Seibert, Councilmember, City of Clyde Hill, and

·         Steven Hill, Trustee, Seattle Community Colleges.


The Commission also renewed an F-1 reporting modification for Michael Finkle, Judge, King County Superior Court, and also approved an additional request to redact his home address from an F-1 he filed in 2000 as a candidate.

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 April 11, 2013.