On October 25, 2019, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that SeaTac Progress, may have violated RCW 42.17A.240 by failing to accurately disclose contributor address and RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to accurately disclose the Top 5 Contributors on political advertising.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules and reporting requirement; the applicable PDC reports filed by SeaTac Progress (Committee); and reviewed their data in the PDC database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Staff determined that on October 11, 2019, the same day that the Top Five Contributors' donations/contributions were received, the Committee also received over $1000 in contributions each from two separate contributors that were not included in the Top Five Contributors on the mailer.
Staff reminded the Committee about the importance of making sure that mailers depict the accurate Top Five Contributors in future years in accordance with the PDC laws and rules.
Based on this information, the PDC staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 01/16/2020)