The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Glen Morgan on November 22, 2017. The complaint alleged that the 48th District Democrats (Party), a bona fide political party, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Party; RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to accurately and completely disclose debts and obligations; and RCW 42.17A.240, WAC 390-16-037, and WAC 390-16-205 for failure to accurately and completely provide detailed break downs of expenditures under taken by the Party.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the responses provided by the Party; the applicable PDC reports filed by the Party; and queried the Party’s data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely file a small number of reports, and to completely and accurately report debts and expenditure details, do not amount to violations warranting further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding the 48th District Democrats about the importance of the timely disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities, including debts, expenditure details, and sub-vendors utilized for expenditures undertaken by the Party. In the future, PDC staff expects timely, complete, and accurate filings of all future PDC reports in accordance with the statutes 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).Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 07/05/2019)