Case #38564
Respondent name: David Chan
Complainant name: Michael Fertakis

The complaint alleged that David Chan (VoteforChan) 2018 Campaign for Snohomish Public Utility District No. 1 Commissioner, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely disclose monetary contribution and expenditure activities on C-3 and C-4 reports.


On August 13, 2018, the VoteforChan 2018 Campaign filed two C-3 reports, one of which was filed 21 days late and after the 2018 primary election being held disclosing $9,000 in monetary contributions received on July 18 and August 11, 2018. The late-filed C-3 report disclosed a $6,000 loan from the candidate, David Chan and was resubmitted the same day as an amendment with no changes. The C-3 report was filed timely on August 13 disclosed $3,000 in monetary contributions from three individual donors.


On August 13, 2018, the VoteforChan 2018 Campaign filed both the 21-day and 7-day Pre-Primary C-4 reports and filed the Post Primary C-4 report on September 25, 2018, disclosing $9,000 in total monetary contributions/loans received and $9,719 in total expenditures made.


Mr. Chan’s completed Statement of Understanding (SOU) and $300 civil penalty payment was received by the Department of Enterprise Services, a Washington State Agency that handles and processes penalty collections for small state agencies.  The SOU from David Chan (VoteforChan) 2018 Campaign acknowledged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failing to timely file C-3 and C-4 reports.

Disposition: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 10/23/2018)
Date opened: 08/02/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235

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