The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Jill Gregerson filed on October 29, 2019. The complaint alleged that Scott Whelpley, a candidate for City Council Member for City of Mukilteo may have violated RCW 42.17A.235, .240 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports, disclosing 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 and accurately file the contribution and expenditure reports for the 2015 and 2019 elections does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), Scott Whelpley will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely disclosure of all contribution and expenditures. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Scott Whelpley 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 01/27/2020)