The complaint alleged the Committee violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file complete and accurate Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contributions and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports).
For the 2015 election cycle, the Committee timely filed the 21-Day Pre-Primary and 7-Day Pre-Primary Election C-4 reports. The 21-Day Pre-General C-4 report was filed one day late, and the 7-Day Pre-General Election C-4 report was filed 18 days late and 10 days after the 2015 General Election.
For the 2017 election cycle, the Committee timely filed the 21-Day Pre-Primary, 7-Day Pre-Primary Election, 21-Day Pre-General, and the 7-Day Pre-General Election C-4 reports.
Ruth Perez-Madrigal hired an experienced treasurer in 2017, and (2) in 2017, the 21-Day and 7-Day Pre-Primary Election plus the 21-Day and 7-Day Pre-General Election C-4 reports were all filed timely, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to timely file reports of contributions and expenditures does not amount to a material violation warranting further investigation.
Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 11/09/2018)
The PDC is reminding Ruth Perez-Madrigal about the importance of timely filing C-3 and C-4 in accordance with PDC laws, rules and reporting requirements. The PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1) and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.
Area of Law:
RCW 42.17A.205, RCW 42.17A.220, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.255, RCW 42.17A.265, RCW 42.17A.320, RCW 42.17A.425