The complaint alleged Helen Price Johnson, a 2020 candidate for Washington State Senate from the 10th District, may have violatedRCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely and accurately report expenditures and expenditure detail on Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure (C-4) reports.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the applicable PDC reports, and the response from Margaret Andersen, Treasurer for the Committee to Elect Helen Price Johnson (Campaign) to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on these findings, and the fact the advertising was sponsored by the Candidate pictured in the advertising, with no intent to conceal sponsorship, and the expenditure was reported before the election, staff has determined, in this instance, the failure to timely and accurately report the expenditure and additional detail does not amount a violation warranting further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Helen Price Johnson about the importance of filing timely, accurate and complete reports in accordance with PDC laws 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: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 11/12/2020)