The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Bruce Thomson filed on November 1, 2019. The complaint alleged that Citizens for Liberty and Labor (Respondent), a political committee may have violated RCW 42.17A.405 and WAC 390-05-210 for making over-limit coordinated expenditures in support of Candidate Stuckart, RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to timely and accurately report coordinated expenditures in support of Candidate Stuckart on Summary Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), and RCW 42.17A.255, .260, and .305 for certifying independent expenditures or electioneering communications as independent, when they may have been coordinated.
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, no evidence supports a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.
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 No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 12/16/2019)