Case #40599
Respondent name: Mainstream Republicans of WA State PAC
Complainant name: Washington Senate Democratic Campaign

A complaint was filed against the Mainstream Republicans of Washington, a continuing political committee that has been registered and reporting with the PDC dating back to 1996, alleging violations of RCW 42.17A.260 by failing to timely file Independent Expenditures report (C-6 report) disclosing independent expenditure advertising in support of 2018 candidates; and RCW 42.17A.320 for failing to include the party preferences of Patty Kuderer, a Democratic incumbent State Senator in the 48th Legislative District and a candidate seeking re-election to that office in 2018, and Bill Hirt, Independent, on independent expenditure advertisements sponsored by the Committee.  

Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), the Mainstream Republicans of Washington were formally warned concerning their failure to include the party preference for Patty Kuderer on independent expenditure advertising undertaken in support of Rodney Tom in 2018.  
The PDC received a completed Statement of Understanding (SOU) that was signed by Lila Mowatt, on behalf of Mainstream Republicans of Washington, along with a $925 civil penalty that was assessed in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule).  The $925 penalty resolves the allegations listed in the complaint for failing to timely file C-6 reports, and by completing the SOU, the Mainstream Republicans of Washington acknowledged violations of RCW 42.17A.260 for failing to timely file C-6 reports disclosing 2018 primary and general election independent expenditure activities.

Disposition: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 12/17/2018)
Date opened: 09/14/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.255, RCW 42.17A.260, RCW 42.17A.305, RCW 42.17A.320

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