The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Amy Hughes filed on October 28, 2019. The complaint alleged that Rebeca Muñiz, a 2019 candidate for School Director for the Seattle School District, 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 Muñiz campaign.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response 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 reports of contributions and expenditures does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), Rebeca Muñiz will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely file reports of contributions and expenditures. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Rebeca Muñiz timely files all future required reports of contributions and expenditures. 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 11/22/2019)