On September 19, 2019, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that the Skagit County Republicans, a Continuing Bona fide County Political Party Committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 by failing to timely file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports) during the 2019 election cycle.
PDC staff reviewed the allegation, including the applicable statutes, rules and the reporting requirements and found that the Committee failed to timely file 21-Day Pre-Primary Election C-4. This report was required to be filed on July 16, 2019. On September 2019, the Committee filed the June C-4 report and the July C-4 report on October 2, 2019.
Based on this finding staff decided to resolve this matter by having the Committee sign a Statement of Understanding and paying a penalty. On December 10, 2019, the PDC received an executed Statement of Understanding (SOU) signed by the Committee, along with a $150 civil penalty payment. By signing the SOU, the Committee acknowledged violating RCW 42.17A.235 by failing to timely file the 21-Day Pre-Primary Election C-4 report.
Based on this information , staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 12/16/2019)