Ticket Number: 
24627
Complainant: 
Walter Smith
Respondent: 
Bruce Chandler
Created Date: 
September 5, 2017
Status of Investigations: 
Violation Found by Commission
Description: 
  • Allegation One: Violation of RCW 42.17A.445 for using campaign, not surplus funds, to make contribution to House Republican Organizational Committee.
  • Allegation Two: Violation of RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.430, and WAC 390-16-236 for failure to register and report activity of surplus funds account.
  • Allegation Three: Violation of RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to accurately and timely report contributions and expenditures.
Penalty Amount: 
$25,000.00
Penalty Amt. Suspended: 
$10,000.00
Penalty Description / Notes(s): 
$10,000 of the $25,000 penalty is suspended, provided: (a) The Respondent is not found to have committed further violations of RCW 42.17A for four years from the date of the Order; (b) The Respondent not serve as his own treasurer for future campaigns or his surplus funds account; and (c) The $15,000 non-suspended portion of the penalty is paid within 30 days from the date of the order.
Penalty Payment(s): 
Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2018
Amount: 
$15000.00