On September 19, 2019, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that Katherine Kruller, an incumbent council member for the Tukwila City Council and a candidate seeking re-election to that office in 2019, may have violated RCW 42.17A.240 and WAC 390-16-037 by failing to report an expenditure and for failure to properly describe an expenditure on the Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure report (C-4 report).
Staff reviewed the allegations/complaint and determined that Ms. Kruller Campaign failed to include proper description for one expenditure as required by the statute. Staff also determined that Ms. Kruller failed to timely report an in-kind contribution. However, the Campaign amended its report timely and properly disclosed the in-kind contribution and included additional description as required by the statute.
Based on these findings, staff reminded Ms. Kruller about the importance of filing timely and accurate C-4 reports disclosing contribution and expenditures activities undertaken by her Campaign, including properly describing the expenditures, as required by statute and rule.
Based on this information, the PDC dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 10/24/2019)