Case #34581
Respondent name: Sarah J Morken
Complainant name: Glen Morgan

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint 
filed by Glen Morgan on April 11, 2018. The complaint alleged that Sarah Morken, a candidate seeking 
election to the office of Tacoma City Council in 2017, violated RCW 42.17A or WAC 

PDC staff reviewed the allegations listed in the complaint in light of PDC laws and rules 
in order to determine whether a formal investigation or enforcement action is warranted. 
Staff reviewed the Candidate Registration (C-1 report), Monetary Contributions reports 
(C-3 reports), and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 
reports), filed by the Sarah Moken Campaign, and the June 5, 2018 response letter from 
Walter Smith, an attorney with Smith & Dietrich Law Offices, on behalf of his client 
Sarah Morken.

Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060, Sarah Morken will receive a formal written warning 
concerning her failure to timely file reports of contribution and expenditure activities 
electronically using the PDC ORCA filing software or using a third-party vendor kit. 
The formal written warning will include staffs expectation that Ms. Morken timely file 
complete and accurate reports of contributions and expenditures in future years in 
accordance with PDC laws and rules, including electronically. The Commission will 
consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are 
future violations of PDC laws or rules. 

PDC staff found no evidence of an actual material violation that would require 
conducting a more formal investigation into your complaints or pursuing enforcement 
action in this instance. Therefore, PDC is returning your complaints filed against Sarah 
Morken without taking any action.

Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 08/01/2018)
Date opened: 04/23/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.220, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.255, RCW 42.17A.265, RCW 42.17A.320, RCW 42.17A.425, RCW 52.17A.205

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