The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) completed its review of the complaint Philip Johnson filed on July 22, 2019. The complaint alleged that Shauna Walters may have violated RCW 42.17A.220, WAC 390-16-105 & .125 by exceeding $300 in anonymous contributions, accepting a contribution greater than $500, and failure to change reporting options from mini to full.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by Shauna Walters (the “Respondent”); and the applicable PDC reports filed by Respondent to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on the findings, staff determined that, in this instance, the receipt of two over-limit contributions, which were refunded to the donors, does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.
PDC staff reminded Shauna Walters about the importance of not accepting over-limit contributions, including in-kind contributions. Ms. Walters is further reminded to refund any over-limit contributions immediately.
Based on this information, the PDC found that no further action is warranted and dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 09/09/2019)