The complaint alleged Nino Vaccaro, a 2021 candidate for Mayor of Steilacoom, violated RCW 42.17A.205, .235 and .240 by failing to timely register with the PDC and timely and accurately report contributions and expenditures on Monetary Contributions (C-3) reports and Full Summary Contributions and Expenditures (C-4) reports.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the applicable PDC reports, the evidence provided in the complaint and a response from Nino Vaccaro, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on PDC staff findings, and the fact that Vaccaro is a first-time candidate and timely filed his F-1 report, there is no apparent intent to conceal candidacy, there is no primary election, and the candidate promptly took action to comply, PDC staff has determined that, in this instance, the failure to timely register with the PDC and timely and accurately report contributions and expenditures does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Nino Vaccaro about the importance of timely registering with the PDC and filing required 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 07/16/2021)