Case #28022
Respondent name: Robert Bennett
Complainant name: Glen Morgan

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Glen Morgan on November 23, 2017. The complaint alleged that the 28th District Democrats, 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 Committee; and RCW 42.17A.240, WAC 390-16-037, and WAC 390-16-205 for failure to provide complete and accurate breakdowns of expenditures undertaken by the Party Committee. 

PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the responses provided by the 28th District Democrats; the applicable PDC reports filed by the Respondent; and queried the Respondent’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, accurately, and completely report contributions and expenditures, does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.

PDC staff is reminding the 28th District Democrats about the importance of the timely, accurate, and complete disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities. PDC staff expects that the 28th District Democrats will timely, accurately, and completely file 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 06/27/2019)
Date opened: 12/03/2017
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, WAC 390-16-037, wac 390-16-205

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