Case #26347
Respondent name: Heather Clarke
Complainant name: Kenneth Meiller

A complaint was filed with the PDC against the Committee to Protect Tacoma‚Äôs Future (Committee) a new single-year political committee registered with the PDC, alleging violations of RCW 42.17A.435 by concealing the true source of monetary contributions disclosed on Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports).

The Committee timely filed C-3 reports disclosing three $7,500 monetary contributions received from the Washington Association of Realtors (WAR), Build PAC, and the Master Builders of the Pierce County Affordable Housing Council (MBPCAHC).  All three political committees have been registered and reporting with the PDC for years, and received contributions from its members that were timely disclosed on C-3 reports filed by WAR, Build PAC, and MBAPCAHC.  None of the members contributions were earmarked or otherwise designated to be used to contribute to the Committee, and thus were not required to have been disclosed by the Committee.   

PDC staff has dismissed the allegations listed in the complaint in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).  

Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 04/22/2019)
Date opened: 10/18/2017
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.435

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