The complaint alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to: (1) timely file the Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), including the 7-Day Pre-Primary Election C-4 report; (2) disclose outstanding debts and obligations on the C-4 reports filed by the Campaign; and (3) provide the proper reporting breakdown for a number of expenditures made by the campaign.
The Campaign made minor or ministerial errors on several of the C-4 reports filed for the 2016 election, including the disclosure of orders placed, and the sub-vendor breakdown and details of certain expenditures. In addition, the Campaign filed one C-4 report two days late. Upon notification of these errors, the Hansen Campaign timely amended 10 C-4 reports making the necessary technical corrections to the C-4 reports covering the period from December 2015 through June 2016, disclosing orders placed for one expenditure, and providing additional expenditure information.
PDC staff found no evidence of an actual material violation that would require conducting a more formal investigation or pursuing enforcement action in this instance. However, PDC staff is reminding the Drew Hansen Campaign of the importance of timely and accurate disclosure of campaign contribution and expenditure information, including the timely filing of C-4 reports, disclosure of orders placed, and the proper breakdown of expenditures.