The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Glen Morgan filed on September 26, 2019. The complaint alleged that Seth Fleetwood, a Candidate for Mayor for City of Bellingham may have violated 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 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 Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports) does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Seth Fleetwood about the importance of the timely and accurate disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities, including the filing fee, and the timely 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 10/28/2019)