Pursuant to the brief enforcement hearing (brief adjudicative proceeding) notice sent to
HECTOR GARZA on August 16, 2018, A brief adjudicative proceeding was held on
September 24, 2018, in Room 206, Evergreen Plaza Building, 711 Capitol Way,
Olympia, Washington, to consider whether the Respondent violated RCW 42.17A.700 by
failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) as an incumbent official,
which was due to be filed not later than April 16, 2018, disclosing financial activities for
calendar year 2017.
The hearing was held in accordance with Chapters 34.05 RCW and 42.17 A RCW and
Chapter 390-37 WAC. Commission Chair Anne Levinson was the Presiding Officer.
The Commission staff was represented by Fox Blackhom-Delph, Compliance
Coordinator. At that hearing, HECTOR GARZA was found in violation of RCW
42.17A.700 and assessed a penalty of $250, which Commission staff requested be
reconsidered by the Commission Chair, due to new information not available at the time
of the original hearing. The Respondent did not participate in the hearing or submit any written materials.
Having considered the evidence, the Presiding Officer finds as follows:
1. This matter was duly and properly convened and all jurisdictional, substantive, and
procedural requirements have been satisfied.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Initial Order entered October 4, 2018 is