Case #78848
Respondent name: Jim Nelson
Complainant name: Mary Loquvam

The complaint alleged James W. Nelson, a 2020 candidate for Whatcom Superior Court Judge Position 4, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely report contributions and expenditures on a Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure (C-4) report.

On February 10, 2021, the PDC received a completed Statement of Understanding (SOU) from James W. Nelson, acknowledging a violation of RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely report contributions and expenditures on a Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure (C-4) report.

James W. Nelson paid a $150 civil penalty in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule), which resolves the issue. PDC staff found no evidence of material violations requiring additional enforcement action in this matter. 

Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed the case against James W. Nelson, in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1) and WAC 390-37-070. 

Disposition: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 02/16/2021)
Date opened: 10/23/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235

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