The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Dmitri Iglitzin on February 8, 2018. The complaint alleged that Jay Rodne, an incumbent State Representative 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) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports). The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) notified PDC staff that their office would not be taking action against Representative Rodne concerning the Citizen Action Notice filed with their office.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations listed in the complaint in light of PDC laws and rules in order to determine whether a formal investigation or enforcement action is warranted. Staff reviewed the Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports), and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), filed by the Jay Rodne Campaign (Campaign), and the August 31, 2018 response letter from Representative Jay Rodne.
Based on our findings, the 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. While Representative Rodne is not seeking reelection and is not a candidate in 2018, PDC staff will remind him about the importance of filing timely and accurate reports disclosing campaign contribution and expenditure activities, for any future campaigns, should he decide to become a candidate in the future.
Therefore, PDC is returning the complaint filed against Representative Jay Rodne without taking any formal action.Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 07/09/2019)