The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Carl Schoenleber filed on November 7, 2019. The complaint alleged that Elizabeth Vogeli (Respondent), a Candidate for City of Everett City Council Member may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and 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 and the applicable PDC reports filed by the Respondent 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 disclose the detailed description as demonstrated in WAC 390-16-205 does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
Elizabeth Vogeli made minor or ministerial errors on required reports, which did not materially impact the public interest. Upon notification of these errors, Elizabeth Vogeli 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: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 12/20/2019)