The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Glen Morgan filed on November 21, 2019. The complaint alleged that Siri Bliesner, a Candidate for School Director in Lake Washington School District 414 may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .210, .215 for failure to timely and accurately file Candidate Registration reports (C-1 reports), disclosing treasurer and depository information; RCW 42.17A.235, .240 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; and RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to disclosure sponsor identification on political advertising.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; the applicable PDC reports filed by the Respondent; and queried the Respondent’s data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database, 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 include accurate detail in the description of expenditures on C-4 reports and providing full sponsor identification on political advertising does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Siri Bliesner about the importance including accurate and complete expenditure information on C-4 reports and disclosing full sponsor identification on political advertising. PDC staff expects in the future that Siri Bliesner will provide accurate and complete details on C-4 reports and disclose full sponsor identification on political advertising in accordance with the statutes and 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 Reminder (Resolved 12/20/2019)