Case #74691
Respondent name: Steven Parker
Complainant name: Michael Bell

On August 2, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that Steven Parker, a 2020 candidate for County Commissioner in Stevens County, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to timely and accurately report Monetary Contributions (C-3) and Summary Campaign Contribution and Expenditure (C-4) reports. 

Staff reviewed the applicable statute, rules, and the reporting requirements, including the 2020 C-4 reports filed by the Steven L. Parker Campaign and the September 10, 2020 response to the complaint provided by Steven Parker. 

Staff found the Campaign's reporting deficient, however, Mr. Parker qualified for Mini Reporting although he did not request to switch from Full to Mini reporting. Staff also found that Mr. Parker did not receive any monetary contributions from the public and placed third in the primary election and therefore did not qualify for the general election.

Based on these findings, the staff issued a formal written warning to Mr. Parker's campaign for failure to timely report C-4 reports and dismissed the matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1). 

Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 10/15/2020)
Date opened: 08/07/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240

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