Case #61437
Respondent name: Chad Searls
Complainant name: PDC Staff

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)
Date opened: 12/19/2019
Area of Law: RCW 24.17A.205

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