Case #56286
Respondent name: Michael Christophersen, Candidate for Seattle School District #1
Complainant name: Robert Parker

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Robert Parker filed on April 4, 2018. The complaint alleged that Michael Christophersen (Respondent), a candidate, in the 2019 Seattle School District 001 election for School Director, may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .210 and .215 for failure to timely, completely and accurately file both the Campaign Registration report (C-1 report) and Personal Financial Affairs Statement report (F-1 report). 

PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; and the applicable PDC report 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, accurately and completely file the C-1 and F-1 reports does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.

Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), Michael Christophersen will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely file C-1 and F-1 reports. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Michael Christophersen timely files all future required reports such as the registration and personal financial affairs statement. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules.

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 Written Warning (Resolved 09/26/2019)
Date opened: 08/16/2019
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.205, RCW 42.17A.210, RCW 42.17A.215

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