The complaint alleged Mukilteo For All may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .335, .255, and .320 by: (1) failing to timely file a Political Committee Registration report (C-1pc); (2) making false and defaming statements about a candidate; (3) failing to timely file Electioneering Communications (C-6) independent expenditures reports; and (4) failing to include sponsor identification on a Facebook page.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by Andy Lo, treasurer; the applicable PDC reports filed by Mukilteo for All; and data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Staff has determined that, in this instance, not including sponsorship in the “About” section of its Facebook page does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Mukilteo for All of the importance of clearly identifying sponsorship information on all social media platforms, and not just providing links to a main web page. PDC staff expects Mukilteo for All to include clear sponsorship information in future years in accordance with PDC laws 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).