Case #41659
Respondent name: Nicholas Power
Complainant name: Terrilee Brower

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Terrilee Brower on October 3, 2018. The Complaint alleged that Nicholas Power, a candidate for San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney in 2018, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely and accurately file Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaign. 

PDC staff reviewed the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by Nicholas Power; and the applicable PDC reports filed by Respondent, to determine your allegations support a finding of one or more violations. 

Nicholas Power was a first-time candidate for public office and lost in the November 6, 2018 general election. The majority of the money received and spent for his campaign came from personal funds in the form of monetary and in-kind loans or contributions. Based on these findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely file one C-3 report one day late and four C-4 reports between one and seven days late does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation. 

PDC staff is reminding Nicholas Power about the importance of the timely disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities, specifically those occurring during the accelerated reporting schedule prior to and after each election in which his name appears on the ballot. PDC staff expects that Mr. Power will file all C-3 and C-4 reports timely in future years in accordance with PDC laws and rules. 

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).

Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 12/19/2018)
Date opened: 10/15/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235

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