Ticket Number: 
38324
Complainant: 
Erin Schultz
Respondent: 
Haihua Yun
Created Date: 
July 27, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Assessment of Facts
Description: 

The complaint alleged that Haihua (Eric) Yun, an individual, may have violated RCW 42.17A.320 by sponsoring political advertising in the form of a website in opposition to a 2018 candidate for office that failed to identify or contain the required sponsor identification.

Haihua (Eric) Yun stated he had spent less than $50, and that he added his name and address to the homepage of the website once he had spent more than $50.

Based on these findings, PDC staff has determined that in this instance, no evidence supports a finding of a material violation warranting further investigation. PDC staff is reminding Haihua (Eric) Yun about the importance of including the sponsor identification on all future political advertisements sponsored by him, including websites and blog sites. PDC staff is reminding Mr. Yun about the filing requirements as a political committee if he receives contributions or make expenditures in support of, or opposition to, any candidate or any ballot proposition, or to file an Independent Expenditure report (C-6 report) should he spend more than $100 of his personal funds to support or oppose any candidate or ballot proposition in 2018. 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.