Case #34588
Respondent name: Gayle Brandon-Behrend
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 Citizens for Judicial Excellence (CJEPAC) may have violated RCW 42.17A.235, .265, .205, .220, .320, .255 for failure to timely and accurately disclose contributions, expenditures, books of account, committee registration, and sponsor ID.

Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to timely file a small number of C-3 reports covering activity during one election cycle, does not amount to an actual material violation warranting further investigation. PDC staff is reminding Citizens for Judicial Excellence about the importance of the timely disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities, specifically those occurring during the accelerated reporting schedule prior to and after any election in which CJEPAC participates by making monetary or in-kind contributions to candidates.

Based on this information, 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.

Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 11/16/2018)
Date opened: 04/23/2018
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

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