The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Glen Morgan filed on September 19, 2019. The complaint alleged that Nancy Manos (Respondent), a 2019 candidate for Tukwila City Council, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to report the value of the candidate’s filing fee as an expenditure or in-kind contribution to the Campaign on Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports).
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; the applicable PDC reports filed by 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 report contributions and expenditures does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
While the alleged non-compliance appears to constitute violations of PDC laws and rules made by Nancy Manos, the violations are remedial in nature, and do not warrant further investigation or enforcement action. The expenditures totaled no more than $1000, occurred more than 30 days before the election, were inadvertent and minor in nature, did not materially affect the public interest.
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: Resolved as Remedial (Resolved 10/02/2019)