The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Andrew Saturn on November 1, 2018. The complaint alleged that Up For Thurston County may have violated Chapter 42.17A RCW for failure to accurately disclose independent expenditures/electioneering communications, committee officers, and controlling entities.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to accurately and completely disclose committee officers does not amount to an actual material violation warranting further investigation.
Up For Thurston County made minor or ministerial errors on required reports, which did not materially impact the public interest. Upon notification of noncompliance, Up For Thurston County timely amended their reports, making the necessary technical corrections.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1), and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.