Case #72310
Respondent name: Sarah Blossom
Complainant name: Lisa Neal

On June 16, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission received a complaint alleging that Sarah Blossom violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to timely and accurately report contributions and expenditures, and RCW 42.17A.555 for using public facilities to assist an election campaign in the 2019 election year. 

Staff reviewed the allegation listed in the complaint to determine whether a formal investigation or enforcement action is warranted. Staff reviewed all attachments submitted with the complaint, the statutes, rules, and PDC Interpretation 04-02 "Guidelines for Local Government Agencies in Election Campaigns," and the July 6, 2020, response from Ms. Blossom. 

Staff found Ms. Blossom failed to report a $250 contribution she received prior to amending her C-1 report. Ms. Blosson did not formally file an amended C-1 report until June 25, 2020. Staff reminded Ms. Blossom about the importance of timely amending the Candidate Registration (C-1) report in the future so that the public has access to the most current C-1 report on file with the PDC. 

Based on the above findings, PDC staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1). 

Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 08/06/2020)
Date opened: 06/22/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.555

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