Ticket Number: 
28806
Complainant: 
Glen Morgan
Respondent: 
Washington State Democratic Party
Created Date: 
January 2, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with Written Warning
Description: 

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of four complaints filed by Glen Morgan against the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, that staff had identified as Complaints #1 (24686); #2 (24691); #3 (25594) & #4 (28806).  The complaints alleged that the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC) may have violated: (1) 42.17A.205 for failure to timely and accurately update the Committee  Registration (C-1 report); (2) RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to accurately and timely file Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports); (3) RCW 42.17A.240 for failing to provide the addresses for contributors on C-3 reports, and properly reporting expenditures and debts on C-4 reports; (4) WAC 390-16-037, for failing to provide the Employer and Occupation for individuals contributing more than $100; and (5) RCW 42.17A.405 for spending exempt funds for non-permitted activities.

Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee received a formal written warning for failing to file an amended Committee Registrations disclosing changes to its Committee Officers.  The warning letter stated PDC staff expectation that the Washington State Democratic Central Committee will timely file Committee Registrations updating its Committee Officers, and campaign finance reports disclosing contribution and expenditure activities for the remainder of the 2018 election and in future years in accordance with PDC statutes, and rules.  Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed the allegations in these four complaints in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).