On July 17, 2019, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that Ben Stuckart (respondent), a candidate for mayor for the City of Spokane in 2019, may have violated RCW 42.17A.220(4) for accepting over the limit anonymous contributions.
The complaint alleged that in calendar year 2019, the respondent accepted anonymous contributions in the amount of $521, which was $221 more than the allowable limit of $300. PDC staff reviewed the complaint and determined that the respondent could accept the greater amount of up to 1% of the total accumulated contributions.
Based on these findings, staff determined that no evidence supported a finding of a violation warranting further investigation.
Accordingly, staff dismissed the complaint in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 08/28/2019)