Case #58190
Respondent name: Krystal Marx
Complainant name: Glen Morgan

The complaint alleged that Krystal Marx, a City of Burien council member, may have violated: (1) RCW 42.17A.710 by failing to accurately disclose personal financial information on a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) filed in 2019 for calendar year 2018 activities; and (2) RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failing to timely and accurately file reports of contribution and expenditure activities on Monetary Contributions (C-3) reports and Summary Full Campaign Contributions and Expenditures (C-4) reports concerning the establishment of a GoFundMe account.

Staff has determined in this instance, failure to accurately disclose personal financial information on the F-1 report filed in 2019 covering 2018 activity does not amount to a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.

Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), however, Krystal Marx will receive a formal written warning concerning her failure toaccurately disclose personal financial information on the F-1 report filed for calendar year 2018. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation Marx will disclose her City of Burien stipend earned in calendar year 2019 on the F-1 filed in 2020, and, in the future, she must comply with all applicable PDC statutes, rules and reporting requirements.

The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or 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 Written Warning (Resolved 04/24/2020)
Date opened: 10/04/2019
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.700, RCW 42.17A.710

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