The complaint alleged the Snohomish County Republican Central Committee, a county central committee registered with the Public Disclosure Commission, violated RCW 42.17A.405 by contributing to Ron Muzzall, who was appointed to Washington State Senate from the 10th District in October 2019 and is a candidate for the same position in 2020. The complaint alleged the contribution, when combined with contributions from another county central committee and legislative district committee, exceeded the contribution limits for a 2020 legislative candidate allowed in RCW 42.17A.405(4)(b).
Staff has determined in this instance, exceeding the contribution limits for a 2020 legislative candidate allowed in RCW 42.17A.405(4)(b) does not amount a violation warranting further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding the Snohomish County Republican Central Committee about the importance of compliance with RCW 42.17A.405 and PDC staff expects the Snohomish County Republican Central Committee will adhere to the contribution limits for the remainder of the 2020 election cycle and not contribute in excess of contribution limits in the future, as required by law.
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 10/27/2020)