The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Dmitri Iglitzin on behalf of the Washington State Democratic Party on November 17, 2017. The complaint alleged that Ann Rivers, incumbent State Senator in Legislative District 17 and candidate for re-election in 2016, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and 42.17A.240 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 Campaign during the 2016 primary and general elections.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by Dan Brady on behalf of his client, Senator Ann Rivers; PDC Case #15-094; and the applicable PDC reports filed by Respondent, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Staff’s review of the Stipulation language from PDC Case #15-094 and Mr. Brady’s response to the allegations in the complaint, found evidence to suggest that Senator Rivers understands her statutory filing obligations and that her campaign did not intentionally file inaccurate reports or attempt to deprive the public of information related to her 2016 campaign.
Based on these findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely file a total of six additional C-3 and C-4 reports prior to the November 8, 2016 general election that were not considered in the Stipulation to Facts, Violations and Penalty accepted by the Commission on December 8, 2016, does not warrant further investigation or enforcement action.
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).