The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Dmitri Iglitzin on February 8, 2018. The complaint alleged that Senator Steven O’Ban, an incumbent State Senator and a candidate seeking re-election to that office in 2016, violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file the Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports).
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) notified PDC staff that their office would not be taking action against Senator Steven O’Ban concerning the Citizen Action Notice filed with their office.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations listed in the complaint, the statutes, rules and reporting requirements, the C-3 reports filed by the Steven O’Ban Campaign (Campaign), and the August 31, 2018 response letter from Senator Steven O’Ban.
The 2016 Steven O’Ban Campaign disclosed receiving approximately $554,914 in monetary and in-kind contributions, and made expenditures totaling more than $548,646. The Campaign failed to timely file two C-3 reports that disclosed monetary contributions received by the Campaign, and staff noted that one of the C-3 reports was filed one day late.
Based on our findings, PDC staff found no evidence of a material violation that would require conducting a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursuing enforcement action in this instance.
Therefore, PDC is returning the complaint filed against Senator Steven O’Ban without taking any formal action, however, staff has reminded Senator O’Ban of the importance of filing timely and accurate reports disclosing campaign contribution for all future campaigns.Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 09/17/2018)