The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed on December 30, 2019. The complaint alleged that 34th Legislative District Democrats, a bona fide legislative district party committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .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) during calendar year 2019.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the applicable PDC reports filed by Kelly Skahan on behalf of her client; 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.
On July 16, 2020, the PDC received a completed Statement of Understanding (SOU) that was signed by Benjamin M. Reilly, Committee Treasurer. The SOU was accompanied by a $450 payment for the civil penalty that was assessed in this matter in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule.) The $450 civil penalty resolves the allegations listed in your complaint against the 34th Legislative District Democrats for failing to timely file C-3 and C-4 reports during calendar year 2019.
Based on the resolution of this matter through an SOU, PDC staff is dismissing this matter in accordance with WAC 390-37-070.Disposition: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 07/23/2020)