Two complaints were filed against Larry Seaquist, a candidate seeking election to the office of State Representative in 2016 (this case and PDC Case 27044), alleging violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contribution and expenditure activities, including the reporting of debts and obligations, and providing the required sub-vendor breakdown for a $40,000 Campaign expenditure for a media buy.
Larry Seaquist completed a Statement of Understanding (SOU) and paid a $300 civil penalty in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule), acknowledging violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and RCW 42.17A.240 for failing to timely file the 7-Day Pre-General Election C-4 report, and three C-3 reports as listed above.
The $300 penalty assessed in this matter resolves the allegations listed in your complaint concerning the late filed reports, and based on these findings, and the fact that Mr. Seaquist has no prior PDC violations, staff has determined the remaining allegations for failure to timely and accurately file C-3 and C-4 reports does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation.
However, PDC staff reminded Larry Seaquist that in the future should he again become a candidate, the importance of timely and accurately filing C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing contribution and expenditure activities, including the reporting of debts and obligations, loans and loan repayments, and providing the sub-vendor breakdown as required by PDC laws and rules.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed the two complaints for PDC Cases 9510 and 27004, in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).