The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Nicolas Duchastel de Montrouge filed on November 25, 2019. The complaint alleged that 45th Leg Dist. Republicans (Respondent), a bona fide party committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235, .255, .260 and .305 for failure to timely and accurately file Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaign, and failure to timely and accurately file Independent Expenditure and Electioneering Communication reports (C-6 reports).
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 accurately file the C-6 report detailing independent or electioneering expenditures does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding 45th Leg Dist. Republicans about the importance of the timely and accurate disclosure of all expenditure activities, including independent expenditures and electioneering communications reports, and the timely and accurate filings of all future PDC reports 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 01/02/2020)