Case #78620
Respondent name: Ron Muzzall
Complainant name: Alex Bond

The complaint alleged Ron Muzzall violated RCW 42.17A.405 by accepting contributions from a county central committee that, when combined with 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).

PDC staff has determined that in this instance, the Campaign accepting contributions from a county central committee that, when combined with other county central committees and a legislative district committee, exceeded the contribution limits for a 2020 legislative candidate allowed in RCW 42.17A.405(4)(b), does not amount to a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation

However, pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), Ron Muzzall will receive a formal written warning concerning the acceptance of an over-limit contribution as noted in this letter. The formal written warning includes staff’s expectation the Campaign will adhere to the contribution limits for the remainder of the 2020 election cycle and not accept any contributions exceeding the contribution limits in the future, as required by law. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on future Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or 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 Written Warning (Resolved 10/27/2020)
Date opened: 10/20/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.405

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