The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Glen Morgan filed on November 18, 2019. The complaint alleged that Ann Parks, a Candidate for Pullman City Council Member may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .210, .215 for failure to timely and accurately file Campaign Registration reports (C-1 reports), disclosing the treasurer and depositories.
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.
Technical problems with the electronic registration filing system were identified by the PDC from May 13, 2019 to June 27, 2019, which prevented or delayed filers’ ability to timely file registrations during this period. Due to such circumstances, the filing requirements for the filer were suspended during this period, pursuant to RCW 42.17A.055.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely file the C-1 report does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
However, PDC staff is reminding the Respondent about the importance of timely filing the Candidate Registration report (C-1 report), including PDC staff’s expectations that the Respondent timely will file all reports of registration in accordance with PDC laws and rules going forward.
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 Reminder (Resolved 12/17/2019)