The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Jim Young filed on October 23, 2019. The complaint alleged that Mike Wallin (Respondent), a 2019 candidate for City Council Member for the City of Longview, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 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; and RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to accurately disclose 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 the 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 file the 21-day pre-general C-4 report does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Mike Wallin about the importance of the timely disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities. PDC staff expects 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 10/31/2019)