Case #44063
Respondent name: Southwest WA Electricians PAC 48 of WA
Complainant name: Cheryl Aichele

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed on December 12, 2018. Your complaint alleged that Southwest WA Electricians PAC 48 of WA (PAC 48), a registered political committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.405 for making over-limit contributions to two candidate campaigns and RCW 42.17.460 for failure to report contributions earmarked for the same two candidates.

PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by IBEW 48 Business Manager & Financial Secretary on behalf of PAC 48; the applicable C-3 and C-4 reports filed by Respondent; and queried the Respondent’s data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.

No evidence was found that PAC 48 made over-limit contributions to either of the 2018 candidate campaigns referenced above or to indicate that that funds received by CCDCC were earmarked as defined in RCW 42.17A.460 by PAC 48 or were otherwise specifically intended to benefit any of the same candidates.

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 No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 03/11/2019)
Date opened: 12/17/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.405, RCW 42.17A.460

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