Keith Effler is a first-time candidate seeking the office of Yakima County Commissioner in 2016. Mr. Effler failed to file a a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) and was sent a Brief Enforcement Hearing Notice on July 21, 2016.
Mr. Effler stated that he attempted to file the F-1 electronically on-line and thought he had filed the report but found out when he received the hearing notice that he had only saved the F-1 report. He went back into the F-1 filing application and successfully filed the F-1 report on July 26, 2016.
At the August 5, 2016 hearing, the Presiding Officer found Mr. Effler violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to timely file the F-1 report, and assessed a $50 civil penalty payable within 10 days of receiving the Order.