Case #26735
Respondent name: Sheila Johnson-Teeter
Complainant name: Glen Morgan

The complaint alleged the Lewis County Democratic Central Committee (LCDCC) may have violated: (1) RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely file an amended Committee Registration (C-1pc report) updating committee information; and (2) RCW 42.17A.235 and 42.17A.240 by failing to timely file complete and accurate Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Receipts & Expenditures reports (C-4 reports).

The Committee likely qualified for the Mini Reporting Option from 2010 to 2017, staff has determined that in this instance, the failure to file an annual C-1pc between January 1 and January 31 of each year, selecting the Mini Reporting Option, does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation.

However, pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1), the Lewis County Democratic Central Committee will receive a formal written warning concerning its failure to comply with the requirement to report contributions and expenditures under the full reporting option under RCW 42.17A.235 and 42.17A.240 from 2010-2017, even though it likely qualified to report under the Mini Reporting Option. 
The formal written warning will include staff's expectation that the Lewis County Democrat Central Committee file timely and complete reports in future years in accordance with PDC laws and rules. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or 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 Written Warning (Resolved 03/04/2019)
Date opened: 10/27/2017
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.205, RCW 42.17A.235

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