The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Glen Morgan on April 11, 2018, against Alishia Topper a candidate for State Representative in 2016 and Vancouver City Council in 2017. The complaint alleged violations of 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).
PDC staff reviewed the allegations listed in the complaints 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), C-3 and C-4 reports filed by Elect Alishia Topper (Campaign) and the response from Taki V. Flevaris of Pacifica Law Group, Counsel for the Topper Campaigns.
Based on our findings, (1) Alishia Topper has filed close to 420 commission reports since 2013 with the majority filed timely and (2) the 2017 21-Day Pre-General Election C-4 reports was 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 Alishia Topper 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.
In addition, the PDC has also dismissed the allegations listed in the complaints that were based “on information and belief” in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1), since you failed to provide any evidence to support or substantiate those allegations.Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 11/13/2018)