The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Glen Morgan on October 21, 2018. The complaint alleged that Derek Young, incumbent and candidate for Pierce County Council Position 7 in the 2018 election, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaign.
PDC staff reviewed your allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by Derek Young; and the applicable PDC reports filed by Respondent, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Although the 2018 Derek Young Campaign submitted C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing campaign contribution and expenditure activities late, the campaign responded promptly and filed the missing reports. Based on these findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely file the postprimary C-4 and six C-3 reports disclosing a small number of contributions mostly from individual donors, does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), Derek Young will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely and accurately disclosure of all contribution and expenditures. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Derek Young timely and accurately files all future required reports of contributions and expenditures, during the accelerated reporting periods prior to and after each election in which his name appears on the ballot. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or 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).