The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Peg Leland filed on November 16, 2019. The complaint alleged that Awna Underwood (Respondent), a write-in candidate for Mayor for the City of Camas may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .210, .215 for failure to timely file Candidate Registration, disclosing treasurer and depository information for the campaign; and RCW 42.17A.700 for failure to timely file your Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report).
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 timely file the C-1 and F-1 reports does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), however, Awna Underwood will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely file a Candidate Registration and Personal Financial Affairs Statement. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Awna Underwood timely files all future required reports of registration and financial disclosure. 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 12/19/2019)