This case alleges a violation of RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to timely register as a candidate with two weeks of declaring candidacy.
After conducting a preliminary review and assessment of a staff-generated complaint, dated 12/19/19 concerning Chad Searls, PDC staff opened a formal investigation and held a case status review, referred to an initial hearing, on 2/20/20, pursuant to RCW 42.17.755 and WACs 390-37-060 and 390-37-071.
On May 19, 2020, the staff issued a warning letter after our investigation found that Mr. Searls failed to timely file a C-1 report for the 2019 election. Mr. Searls filed a C-1 report for 2019 on May 8, 2020. \
Based on this information, the PDC staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 05/19/2020)