The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Robert Parker filed on August 8, 2019. The complaint alleged that Justin Johnson, a candidate for City Council Member for City of Lake Forest Park may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .210, .215 for failure to timely and accurately file Campaign Registration reports (C-1 reports), disclosing the Treasurer and Depositories of the Campaign; RCW 42.17A.700, .710 for failure to timely and accurately file Personal Financial Affairs Statement reports (F-1 reports).
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements, the responses provided by 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 our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely file the C-1 and F-1 reports does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
Justin Johnson completed a Statement of Understanding (SOU) and paid a $200 civil penalty in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule), acknowledging violations of RCW 42.17A.205 and RCW 42.17A.700 for: (1) failing to timely file the required Campaign Registration report (C-1 report); and (2) failing to timely file the Personal Financial Affairs Statement report (F-1 report) during the 2019 election. The $200 penalty assessed resolves the allegations listed in your complaint.
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: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 10/27/2019)