The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Colleen Wise filed on September 18, 2019. The complaint alleged that Jon Butler (Respondent), Candidate for City Council Member for City of Edgewood may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .210 and .215 for failure to timely file Candidate Registration (C-1 report), and provide the treasurer and depository information for the candidate and committee; and RCW 42.17A.335 for false statement of incumbency on political advertising.
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 report does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), Jon Butler will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely file the C-1 report. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Jon Butler timely files all future required reports of registration. 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 11/12/2019)