Ticket Number: 
1462
Complainant: 
Nic Van Putten
Respondent: 
Recall Mark Lindquist
Created Date: 
November 16, 2015
Status of Investigations: 
Resolved with Written Warning
Description: 

The complaint alleged that the Committee to Recall Mark Lindquist may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by: (1) reporting an in-kind contribution in the amount of $1,049.00 from Mark Lindquist on August 30, 2015, for the value of a Recall Mark Lindquist campaign sign that was allegedly signed by Mark Lindquist and later sold as an auction item at a Committee to Recall Mark Lindquist fundraiser; (2) filing C-4 reports late; and (3) misreporting campaign debt as “carry forward debt” rather than listing a description of the purpose of the debt. 

Disposition: PDC staff determined that based on its initial findings, neither the Committee to Recall Mark Lindquist’s initial attribution of an in-kind contribution to Mark Lindquist, nor its failure to file all of its C-4 reports in a timely manner, nor its descriptions of outstanding debt to the firm of Oldfield & Helsdon for legal services amount to a material violation warranting further action.  However, in accordance with PDC practice, the Committee to Recall Mark Lindquist was sent a warning letter, reminding it of the need to timely file reports of contributions and expenditures (C-4 reports) or other reports required under RCW 42.17A in future election campaigns. Based on these circumstances, the PDC has closed the matter, and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.