Case #72431
Respondent name: Donna Lands
Complainant name: Norman Smith

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Norm Smith filed on June 11, 2020. The complaint alleged that Donna Lands, a Candidate for County Commissioner for Pend Oreille County may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely, completely and accurately file Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing expenditures undertaken by the Campaign.

PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the applicable PDC reports filed by the Respondent; and queried the Respondent’s data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database 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, completely and accurately disclose Expenditures on their C-4 report does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.

PDC staff is reminding Donna Lands about the importance of the timely, complete and accurate disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities and the timely, complete and accurate filing 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: Closed Administratively (Resolved 06/25/2020)
Date opened: 06/24/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235

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