The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Chester Dow on June 28, 2018. The complaint alleged that Dean Berkeley may have violated RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to timely register as a candidate, RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely report contributions and expenditures.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to timely register as a candidate by filing a C-1 report within two weeks of declaring candidacy, does not amount to an actual material violation warranting further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), Dean Berkeley will receive a formal written warning concerning the failure to timely register as a candidate by filing a C-1 report within two weeks of declaring candidacy. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Dean Berkeley file timely and complete C-1 and F-1 reports in future years in accordance with PDC laws and rules. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules.
The PDC has closed the matter,and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 08/01/2018)