Case #94748
Respondent name: Danny Herrera
Complainant name: Kenton Gartrell

The complaint alleged Danny Herrera, a 2021 candidate for Yakima City Council, Position 2, violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely and accurately report contributions and expenditures on Monetary Contributions (C-3) reports and Full Summary Contributions and Expenditures (C-4) reports. 

Based on PDC staff findings, and the fact that Herrera is a first-time candidate, timely registered and filed his F-1 report, there is no apparent intent to conceal candidacy, and the candidate promptly took action to comply, PDC staff has determined that, in this instance, the failure to timely and accurately report contributions and expenditures does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.

However, pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), Danny Herrera will receive a formal written warning concerning the failure to report contributions and expenditures. The formal written warning includes staff’s expectation Danny Herrera will, in the future, timely and accurately file PDC reports and disclose contributions and expenditures as required by law.

The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on future Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or 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 Written Warning (Resolved 07/27/2021)
Date opened: 07/08/2021
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240

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