The complaint alleged Carol Frazey violated RCW 42.17A.235 by: (1) failing to timely and accurately file Campaign Summary Receipts and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports); (2) failing to maintain campaign books of account and make those records available for public inspection within 10 days of an election.
Carol Frazey is a first-time candidate for public office in 2018, and her campaign was comprised of all volunteers, with no prior PDC violations. The Campaign made a good faith effort to comply with the PDC statutes, rules and reporting requirements, and timely filed the necessary amended reports when requested by PDC staff. In addition, Ms. Frazey facilitated the initial records inspection with the required 48 hours.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1). Ms. Frazey is reminded about the importance of filing accurate campaign finance reports for the remainder of the 2018 election cycle, including providing the proper breakdown and descriptions for expenditures, and complying with the public records inspection requirements.