The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Jim Lazar on September 5, 2018. The Complaint alleged that William Peach, an incumbent Clallam County Commissioner and a candidate seeking re-election to that office in 2018, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports), and Campaign Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports) disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken by his Campaign.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations listed in the complaint, exhibits, the statutes, rules and reporting requirements, and the C-3 and C-4 reports filed by the Committee to Re-elect County Commissioner Bill Peach (Campaign) and the response to the complaint.
On December 10, 2018, William Peach, by way of his campaign treasurer, Sandy Schier, emailed a scanned copy of a signed Statement of Understanding (SOU) acknowledging four violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and agreeing to pay a $600 civil penalty that was assessed in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule). By completing the SOU, Mr. Peach, acknowledged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 by failing to timely file one C-3 report and three C-4 reports.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed the complaint in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).