On November 1, 2019, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that the People for Thurston County Jobs and Jason Bennett, may have violated RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to disclose a committee officer on the Committee Registration, as defined under RCW 42.17A.205 and WAC 390-05-245.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the applicable PDC reports filed by the People for Thurston County Jobs and Jason Bennett (Committee); and reviewed their data in the PDC database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Staff determined that the Committee identified/listed Dean Nielsen and Jason Bennett as Committee officers on the initial Committee Registration that was filed on October 11, 2019, and on the two subsequent Committee Registrations that were amended to reflect the inclusion and removal of "Weyerhaeuser Company" as sponsor of the Committee on October 21, 2019 and October 25, 2019, respectively. All three Committee registrations were filed with the PDC prior to this complaint being filed.
Based on these findings, staff determined that no evidence supports a finding of a violation warranting further investigation.
Based on this information, the PDC staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 01/27/2020)