Case #9343
Respondent name: The Reagan Fund
Complainant name: Jessica LaVigne

The complaint alleged that the Reagan Fund improperly reported campaign expenditures in violation of RCW 42.17A.225, .235, and .240.

An enforcement hearing was held on December 7, 2017, before the Full Commission, to address PDC staff allegations that The Reagan Fund, a political committee registered with the PDC and related to the House Republican Organizational Committee, violated RCW 42.17A.235 and 42.17A.240 by failing to timely disclose $84,640 in expenditures for contributions to political party organizations and political committees and expenditures for political advertising, surveys and research, and get-out-the-vote telephone calls on the 2016 Post-Primary election C-4 report.

At the December 7, 2017 enforcement hearing, the Commission voted 5-0 to accept the Stipulation as to Facts, Violations, and Penalty between The Reagan Fund and PDC staff, in which The Reagan Fund acknowledged violating RCW 42.17A.235.  

The Reagan Fund was assessed a total civil penalty of $4,000, of which $2,000 was suspended on the conditions that: (1) the $2,000 non-suspended portion of the penalty is paid within 30 days of the entry of the Final Order; (2) The Reagan Fund commits no violations of RCW 42.17A or WAC 390 for four years from the date of the Order; and (3) The Reagan Fund is required to amend its 2017 C-4 reports to accurately reflect the assets and expenditures of the political committee. 

Disposition: Violation Found by Commission (Resolved 12/20/2017)
Date opened: 10/31/2016
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.225, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW.42.17A.240

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