Case #96111
Respondent name: Samuel Johnson
Complainant name: Kenton Gartrell

The complaint alleged Samuel Johnson, a 2021 candidate for Yakima City Council, Position 6, violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely and accurately report contributions and expenditures on Full Summary Contributions and Expenditures (C-4) reports. After reviewing Johnson’s PDC reports, PDC staff added an allegation of RCW 42.17A.710 for failing to timely disclose personal financial information on the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1).

Based on PDC staff findings, and the fact that Johnson is a first-time candidate and took prompt action to comply, PDC staff has determined that, in this instance, the failure to timely file the F-1 and timely and accurately report expenditures does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.

PDC staff is reminding Samuel Johnson about the importance of timely filing the F-1 and timely and accurately filing the required PDC reports, including the required expenditure detail, 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 07/27/2021)
Date opened: 07/23/2021
Area of Law: RCW 24.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.710

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