The complaint alleged Watts 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).
Christy Watts (1) was a first-time candidate; and (2) was defeated in the Nov. 7, 2017 general election and (3) acknowledged a violation when she requested a change from mini to full reporting. 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.
Pursuant to WAC to WAC 390-37-060(1), Christy Watts will receive a formal written warning concerning the failure to comply with the reporting requirements and to timely and accurately file C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing contributions and expenditures activities in accordance with RCW 42.17A.235 and .240. PDC staff has the expectation that Watts will timely file complete and accurate reports in any future years as a candidate in accordance with PDC laws and rules.