The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Andrew Saturn on April 4, 2018. The complaint alleged that Affordable Housing Council of Olympia Master Builders (Respondent), a political committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.255, .260 and .305 for failure to disclose independent expenditures and electioneering communications; and RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to disclose sponsor identification on political advertising.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; and the applicable PDC report filed by Respondent, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to identify top contributors in sponsor identification, does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Affordable Housing Council of Olympia Master Builders about the importance of the timely disclosure of all independent expenditure and electioneering communication activities; as well as the requirement for complete and accurate sponsor identification on political advertising and electioneering communications, and the timely filings of all future PDC reports in accordance with the statutes and rules.
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).