The complaint alleged that the 29th Legislative District Democratic Party Organization violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by: (1) failing to timely file Campaign Summary Receipts and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), and several Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports); and (2) failing to report debts and obligations.
Staff has determined that in this instance, failure to timely file reports of contributions and expenditures does not amount to a material violation warranting further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC to WAC 390-37-060(1) the 29th District Democratic Party Organization will receive a formal written warning concerning the failure to comply with the legal requirement of candidates to report contributions and expenditures, as provided by RCW 42.17A.235. The formal written warning will include staff's expectation the 29th District Democratic Party Organization files 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.
The PDC has closed the matter, and will not be conducting a more formal investigation or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.