Public Disclosure Commission

711 Capital Way, Room 206 | Olympia, Washington 98504

Note: All times shown for consideration of agenda items (other than time of convening) are approximate and may vary, depending on the amount of discussion required for each.

9:30 AM - I. Surface Tablet Overview

Presenter - James Gutholm

9:45 AM - Citizen Comments/Concerns | Commissioner Comments/Concerns| Minutes

Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes June 25, 2015

Approval of Special Commission Meeting Minutes July 14, 2015

Presenter - Chair Asay

9:50 AM - V. Compliance and Enforcement Manual

Item 4.2 of Strategic Plan

Presenters - Jacob Berkey

10:00 AM - VI. Rulemaking

WAC 390-12-200 Public disclosure commission – Executive director

WAC 390-37-030 Enforcement Procedures – Citizen complaints filed with the commission

Presenters - Lori Anderson; Tony Perkins

10:30 AM - VII. Petition for Declaratory Order from Recall Mark Lindquist Committee
11:30 AM - Break
11:35 AM - VIII. Reporting Modification - New

Anthony Wallace – School Director, Bellingham School District 501

Presenter - Jennifer Hansen

11:50 AM - IX. Agency Request Legislation 2016

Agency Request Legislation 2016

Presenter - Lori Anderson

12:05 PM - X. Process Improvement

Presenters - James Gutholm; Lori Anderson; Ladelle Fuquay

12:15 PM - Executive Session/Working Lunch
  • Executive Director
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Customer Service

Presenters - Fred Kiga; James Gutholm; Tony Perkins; Lori Anderson

1:00 PM - XI. Staff Reports
  • Executive Director
  • Chief Information Technology Officer
  • Assistant Director; Communications and Outreach
  • Compliance and Enforcement

Presenters - Fred Kiga; James Gutholm; Tony Perkins; Phil Stutzman

1:30 PM - XII. Enforcement and Report to Commission
  1. Gina Tveit, Case No. 15-045 involving alleged violations of: (1) RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely file a Candidate Registration; (2) RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by: failing to timely report contributions and expenditures; (3) RCW 42.17A.405 by accepting an over-limit in-kind contribution; and (4) RCW 42.17A.245 by failing to file contribution and expenditure reports using the required electronic method, during her 2014 campaign for Stevens County District Court Judge.
  2. Bailey Stober, Case No. 14-017 involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely and accurately file reports of contributions and expenditures during his 2011 and 2013 campaigns for Kent City Council, and by failing to make his campaign books open for public inspection during his 2013 campaign.
  3. Jay Inslee for Washington – 2016 Campaign, Case No. 15-065involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.445 and WAC 390-16-238 by spending campaign funds for a purpose not directly related to Governor Inslee’s 2016 reelection campaign, and RCW 42.17A.640 by failing to register and report a grass roots lobbying campaign on PDC form L-6.

Presenter - Philip Stutzman

2:30 PM - Adjourn

The Commission may deliberate in closed session on any enforcement matter on this agenda, or any matters listed in RCW 42.30.140.

Meeting Summary

July 23, 2015, Volume 15 Issue No 7

Katrina Asay, Chair

Anne Levinson, Vice Chair

Amit Ranade, Member

Grant Degginger, Member

John Bridges, Member



In lieu of holding a hearing, the Commission accepted Bailey Stober's stipulation that he failed to timely and accurately report campaign contributions and expenditures during his 2011 and 2013 campaigns for Kent City Council and failed to make the 2013 campaign books available for public inspection.  Stober agreed to a penalty of $4,000, $2,000 suspended with terms.

Staff summarized for the Commission its investigation of allegations that Jay Inslee for Washington – 2016 Campaign inappropriately spent campaign funds for a purpose not directly related to Governor Inslee’s 2016 reelection campaign and failed to register and report a grass roots lobbying campaign.  The Commission dismissed the allegations and recommends Attorney General Ferguson take no further action on the citizen action that made the allegations.

Advisory Matters

After considering a petition for declaratory order regarding contribution limits in recall limits submitted by the Committee to Recall Mark Lindquist, the Commission agreed to suspend enforcement on RCW 42.17A.405(3) (application of contribution limits to a recall campaign)The suspension is expressly granted to the Recall Mark Lindquist Committee and is based on the injunction issued in Farris v. Seabrook, 677 F.3d 858 (9th Cir. 2012).

Rule Making

The Commission concluded approving draft rule proposals that establish alternatives to adjudication for resolving complaints by approving draft proposed amendments to WAC 390-37-030, Enforcement Procedures – Citizen complaints filed with the commission.  These draft proposals and others approved in May and June will be scheduled for a public hearing during a future Commission meeting.

Reporting Modifications 

A Personal Financial Statement (F-1) reporting modifications was granted to Anthony Wallace, candidate for Bellingham School District 501 Director, relieving him from disclosing financial information for his estranged wife.

The Commission meeting materials can be found at 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

The next regular meeting of the Public Disclosure Commission is tentatively scheduled for August 27, 2015.

Meeting Minutes