This matter was heard by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission
(Commission) on August 23, 2018, at the Public Disclosure Commission Office, 711 Capitol
Way, Room 206, Olympia, Washington 98504. The hearing was held pursuant to Chapter 34.05
RCW, Chapter 42.17A RCW, and Chapter 390-37 WAC.
Commissioners present were Anne Levinson, Commission Chair (presiding); David
Ammons, Commission Vice-Chair; and Commissioners Jack Johnson and William Downing.
Also present were Assistant Attorney General John S. Meader representing the Commission;
Philip Stutzman, Senior Compliance Officer on behalf of PDC Staff; and Assistant Attorney
General Chad Standifer representing PDC Staff. Respondent Senator John McCoy and
campaign treasurer Richard Dean Ledford were present on behalf of Re-elect John McCoy. The
proceeding was open to the public and recorded.
The hearing concerned allegations that Respondent John McCoy (Re-elect John McCoy) violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely report contributions totaling $38,926
and expenditures totaling $5,089 from 2015-2018 and violated RCW 42.17A.220 by failing to
deposit contributions within five business days of receipt totaling $17,700 from 2015-2017.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
1. The Commission has jurisdiction over this proceeding pursuant to Chapter 42.17A
RCW, the State campaign finance and disclosure law; Chapter 34.05 RCW, the Administrative
Procedure Act; and Title 390 WAC.
2. Respondent violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to report monetary
contributions totaling $38,926 from 80 to 842 days late during the period of 2015-2018, and by
failing to report expenditures on C-4 reports from 58 to 1,062 days late during the same period.
3. Respondent violated RCW 42.17A.220 by failing to deposit $17,700 received in
monetary contributions within five business days of receipt between 1 to 66 days late during the
period of 2015-2017.
Based upon the stipulated Findings and Conclusions, the Commission accepts the
Stipulation of the parties and orders that:
1. Respondent John McCoy (Re-Elect John McCoy) is assessed a total civil penalty
of $5,000 for violations of RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, and RCW
42.17A.220, of which $2,500 is suspended upon the following conditions:
a. The remaining $2,500 civil penalty is paid by the Respondent within thirty
days from the date of this final order.
b. The Respondent remains in compliance with all PDC reporting
c. The Respondent is not found to have committed any further violations of
Chapter 42.17 RCW or Title 390 WAC within four years of the date of
the final order in this matter.
2. If the Respondent fails to comply with any of the conditions of this Order, the
suspended portion of the penalty shall immediately become due without further
action by the Commission.