Case #89166
Respondent name: Janice Deccio
Complainant name: Kenton Gartrell

The PDC received a complaint alleging that Janice Deccio (the “Respondent”) may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 & .240 by failing to timely report contributions & expenditures to the PDC. PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; and the Respondent’s reporting history to determine whether they support a finding of one or more violations. 

Staff’s review found the following:

Pursuant to RCW 42.17A.235 & .240, candidates are required to report contributions deposited and expenditures made during the months of January through April on monthly C-3 and C-4 reports that are due the 10th day of each following month. If the 10th falls on a weekend, the report is due the next business day. The requirement to file the monthly reports is triggered when the candidate’s committee 1) receives a contribution or makes an expenditure in the preceding calendar month; and 2) either its total contributions or total expenditures made since the last report exceed $200. 

The Respondent timely filed a C-3 report on April 17, 2021, disclosing receipt of two $125 contributions on April 16, 2021. In her response to the complaint, the Respondent indicated her campaign had no activity to report prior to April 16, 2021. Her website/domain, which was launched on April 7, 2021, was obtained by the campaign for free on a four-week trial basis.

Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further actions is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1) and WAC 390-37-060(1)(a).

Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 04/21/2021)
Date opened: 04/19/2021
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240

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