The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Walter Smith filed on September 1, 2017. The complaint alleged that Mary Dye, a 2016 Candidate for State Representative may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaign; RCW 42.17A.430, .445 and WAC 390-16-236 by transferring funds to a surplus account that was not properly registered with the PDC.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; the applicable PDC reports filed by the Respondent; and queried the Respondent’s data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance no evidence supports a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.
However,PDC staff is reminding Mary Dye about the importance of the timely and accurate disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities and the timely filings of all future PDC reports in accordance with the statutes and rules.
Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 12/31/2019)