Ticket Number: 
28832
Complainant: 
Glen Morgan
Respondent: 
Joe Hyer
Created Date: 
January 2, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with Written Warning
Description: 

The complaint alleged that Olympians for Community Safety, a single year political committee registered with the PDC in 2017, may have violated RCW 42.17A by failing to timely file Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports) disclosing contribution and expenditure activities, including debt, and other allegations.PDC staff dismissed the allegations listed in your complaint that were based “on information and belief” in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1), since you failed to provide any evidence to support or substantiate those allegations. PDC staff found no evidence of a material violation that would require conducting a more formal investigation into your complaints or pursuing enforcement action in this instance.   Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), PDC sent a formal written warning letter to the Olympians for Community Safety concerning the importance of including the proper sponsor identification, including the complete and current committee name and mailing address, for any future political advertisements undertaken by the Committee. The PDC will not be conducting a more formal investigation into the allegations listed in the complaint, but the PDC will consider this formal written warning if there are future PDC law or rule violations.  Based on this information, PDC staff is dismissing this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).