The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Glen Morgan filed on September 19, 2019. The complaint alleged that Cynthia Johnson (Respondent), a candidate for City Council Member for City of Tukwila may have violated RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to timely and accurately file Campaign Registration reports (C-1 reports); RCW 42.17A.235, .240 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaign.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the responses provided by the Respondent; the applicable PDC reports filed by the Respondent; and queried the Respondent’s data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database, 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 and accurately file register as a candidate, update candidate registration information and report contributions and expenditures does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Cynthia Johnson about the importance of the timely, accurate and complete disclosure of all registration, contribution and expenditure activities, and the timely, accurate and complete filings of all future PDC reports in accordance with the statutes 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 11/07/2019)