The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Glen Morgan on March 26, 2018. The complaint alleged that Senator Steve Hobbs may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 by failing to properly break down expenditures for election campaigns.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that, in this instance, incomplete expenditure details that were quickly corrected once they were brought to the Respondent's attention do not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.
Senator Steve Hobbs made minor or ministerial errors on required reports, which did not materially impact the public interest. Upon notification of these errors, Senator Steve Hobbs timely amended their reports, making the necessary technical corrections.
The PDC has dismissed this matter and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 11/08/2018)