The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Philip Johnson filed on November 5, 2019. The complaint alleged that Rhiannon Parks (Respondent), a candidate for Battle Ground City Council Member may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .210 and .215 for failure to file Candidate Registration report, disclosing treasurer and depository information, within two weeks of becoming a candidate; and RCW 42.17A.700 for failure to file Personal Financial Affairs Statement within two weeks of becoming a candidate.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements, and the Respondent’s filing history 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 the Candidate Registration and Personal Financial Affairs Statement reports does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
However, Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), Rhiannon Parks will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely file Candidate Registration and Personal Financial Affairs Statement reports. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Rhiannon Parks timely files all future required reports of registration and personal financial affairs. 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 01/03/2020)