Case #24644
Respondent name: David Taylor
Complainant name: Walter Smith

David Taylor, an incumbent State Representative from the 15th Legislative District and a candidate seeking re-election to that office in 2016, allegedly failed to file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) disclosing several contributions received in 2015.

David Taylor completed a Statement of Understanding (SOU) and paid a $150 civil penalty in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule), acknowledging a violation of RCW 42.17A.235 for failing to timely file one C-3 report disclosing $3,850 in monetary contributions received 476 days late, and more than three months after the November 8, 2016 general election had been held.  The $150 penalty assessed in this matter resolves the allegations listed in your two complaints concerning the late filed report.  

Staff's review also found the 2018 Campaign and the David Taylor Surplus Fund account were missing reports that were not identified in either complaint, however, the Campaign worked through several filing and other issues to bring their reports into compliance, and the Campaign has filed “Final” C-4 reports for both the 2018 Campaign and the David Taylor Surplus Funds account.    

Based on staff’s findings and the facts that Representative Taylor had no prior PDC violations, the late filed 2018 Campaign reports were for contribution and expenditure activities undertaken after the 2018 Primary Election had been held, and he is no longer in office, staff has determined in this instance, the late filed reports does not warrant further investigation.

PDC staff has reminded David Taylor should he become a candidate again for public office in the future, that he timely and accurately file C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken by his Campaign as required by PDC statues, rules, and reporting requirements.

The PDC has dismissed the two complaints, PDC Case 14176 and PDC Case 24644 in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).

Disposition: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 09/27/2019)
Date opened: 09/05/2017
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.445

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