The complaint alleged the Skagit County Republicans, a Continuing Bona-fide County Political Party Committee, violated RCW 42.17A.405 by contributing to Bill Bruch, who was a 2020 candidate for the Washington State House of Representative from the 10th District. The complaint alleged the contribution, when combined with contributions from other county central committees and a legislative district committee, exceeded 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 Skagit County Republicans about the importance of compliance with RCW 42.17A.405 and PDC staff expects the Skagit County Republicans will 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 11/16/2020)