Ticket Number: 
34455
Complainant: 
Glen Morgan
Respondent: 
Ruth Perez
Created Date: 
April 17, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with Reminder
Description: 

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.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.