A Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) staff generated complaint was filed against Darold Brandenberg, a 2019 candidate for Fire Commissioner for Okanogan County Fire Protection District #6, alleging that he exceeded the $5,000 contribution limitations of the Mini Reporting Option.
On September 6, 2019, PDC staff sent a letter informing to Mr. Brandenberg concerning his request to change from the Mini Reporting Option to the Full Reporting option, which was was approved despite the fact that his 2019 Campaign for Fire Commissioner exceeded the $5,000 contribution limitation to qualify for the Mini Reporting Option.
On October 29, 2019, staff sent Mr. Brandenberg a letter informing him that an assessment of facts had been completed, and a staff generated complaint was opened concerning allegations that his 2019 Campaign exceeded the limitations of the Mini Reporting Option.
On January 10, 2020, PDC staff received a signed Statement of Understanding (SOU) from Mr. Brandenberg dated January 7, 2020, along with a $150 penalty payment. The SOU signed by him acknowledged a violation of WAC 390-16-125 by exceeding the contribution limitations of the Mini Reporting Option, and resolved the allegation listed in the staff generated complaint.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 01/15/2020)