Case #59408
Respondent name: Fair and Equal Whatcom PAC
Complainant name: Glen Morgan

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Glen Morgan filed on October 26, 2019. The complaint alleged that Fair & Equal Whatcom (Respondent), a single election political committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to provide accurate and complete descriptions and details on Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the 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 accurately and completely report expenditures on reports filed does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.

Fair & Equal Whatcom made minor or ministerial errors on required reports, which did not materially impact the public interest. Upon notification of these errors, Fair & Equal Whatcom timely amended their reports, making the necessary technical corrections as requested by staff.

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: Request for Technical Correction (Resolved 12/03/2019)
Date opened: 10/29/2019
Area of Law: RCW.42.17A.240

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