Case #79694
Respondent name: Bill Bruch
Complainant name: Alex Bond

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

Based on the fact Bruch refunded the contribution promptly when notified of the requirement and the funds were not used by the Campaign, staff has determined in this instance the Campaign’s acceptance of over-limit contribution does not amount a violation warranting further investigation. PDC staff is reminding Bill Bruch about the importance of compliance with RCW 42.17A.405 and expects Bruch will not accept any contributions exceeding 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)
Date opened: 11/06/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.405

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