The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Norm Smith filed on June 1, 2020. The complaint alleged that Luke Smith (Respondent), a Candidate for Public Utility Commissioner for Pend Oreille Pud may have violated RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to timely and accurately file Campaign Registration (C-1); RCW 42.17A.700 for failure to timely and accurately file Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1).
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 timely file the C-1 and F-1 does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Luke Smith about the importance of the timely filing of required registration and financial statements and the timely filings of all future PDC reports in accordance with the statutes and rules.
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 06/24/2020)