The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Roger Lenk on September 21, 2018. The Complaint alleged that Steve Young may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .220, and .235 by failing to timely register as a candidate seeking re-election to the Kennewick City Council in 2019, and by failing to timely and accurately report contributions and expenditures for his 2019 re-election campaign.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations, the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements, and the response provided by Mr. Young to determine whether your allegations support a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, Steve Young’s failure to file a candidate registration within two weeks of making a public declaration of candidacy does not appear to be an actual violation warranting further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Mr. Young about the importance of timely filing a candidate registration in future elections even when making a public declaration that is conditioned on a future occurrence.
Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).