The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Norman Smith filed on March 17, 2020. The complaint alleged that Phyllis Kardos (Respondent), a candidate for County Commissioner for Pend Oreille County may have violated RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to disclose sponsor identification on political advertisement.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent and the applicable PDC reports filed by 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, failure to disclose sponsor information on political advertisement does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Phyllis Kardos about the importance of the proper and full disclosure of sponsor identification on political advertisements in accordance with the statutes and rules in the future.
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 03/25/2020)