Case #20612
Respondent name: Joseph Backholm
Complainant name: Monisha Harrell

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint against Just Want Privacy (JWP PAC), a political committee registered with the PDC in support of a statewide ballot proposition in 2017, alleging violations of  RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely and accurately file Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports), and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports) disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken by the committee.

PDC staff found no evidence of a material violation that would require conducting a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursuing enforcement action against JWP PAC in this instance.  As noted in the complaint return letter, staff’s review found that JWP PAC timely filed 73 C-3 reports, and 12 C-4 reports in 2017 disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken concerning their efforts to qualify I-1552 for the 2017 ballot.  

PDC staff did remind Just Want Privacy to timely and accurately file C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing contribution and expenditure activities, including in-kind contributions received either as a continuing political or ballot committee in the future.   

Based on this information, PDC staff dismissed the allegations listed in the complaint in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).  


Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 04/17/2019)
Date opened: 06/20/2017
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235

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