The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Sean Boutz filed on January 30, 2020. The complaint alleged that James Alexander (Respondent) may have violated RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to disclose sponsor identification on political advertisement; RCW 42.17A.255 & .260 for failure to report independent expenditure for political advertisement.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, reporting requirements and response from the Respondent to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, no evidence supports a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.
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 No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 03/09/2020)