The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Andrew Saturn on July 27, 2019. The complaint alleged that People for Seattle (Respondent), a continuing political committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to disclose the value of expenditures or in-kind contributions for mailing lists on Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports); and RCW 42.17A.260 for failure to disclose independent expenditures for political advertising appearing within 21 days of an election on Independent Expenditure and Electioneering Communications reports (C-6 reports).
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; the applicable PDC 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.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, no evidence supports a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.
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 09/12/2019)