The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Kevin Mendez filed on August 22, 2019. The complaint alleged that James Alberson (Respondent), a candidate for City Council Member for City of Renton may have violated RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to provide complete and accurate sponsor identification on political advertising.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent and the applicable PDC reports filed by the 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 provide complete and accurate sponsor identification and detailed descriptions of expenditures, as well as the number of items, does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding James Alberson about the importance of complete and accurate sponsor identification on political advertising and the complete and accurate disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities for all future PDC reports. PDC staff expects in the future that James Alberson will make all required disclosures in accordance with PDC laws and 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 Reminder (Resolved 10/16/2019)