Ticket Number: 
9817
Complainant: 
Tony Yuchasz
Respondent: 
Joseph Backholm
Created Date: 
November 18, 2016
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with Written Warning
Description: 

The complaint alleges that Family Policy Institute of Washington Action (FPIWA) produced and distributed a direct mail piece of political advertising in support of Vicki Kraft and Lynda Wilson, two candidates seeking the office of State Representative  and State Senator in the 17th Legislative District, and opposing Sam Kim and Tim Probst, that failed to include party preference in violation of RCW 42.17A.320.

The PDC will not be
conducting a more formal investigation into these allegations or taking
enforcement action in this matter.  Staff
noted that in accordance with WAC 390-37-060(1)(b),a
Formal Written Warning letter was sent to  FPIWA
and the Family Policy Institute of Washington that their failure to include the party
preference on any political advertisements, independent expenditures, or
electioneering communications, or the failure to timely file Independent
Expenditure/Electioneering Communications reports or political committee
reports undertaken during future elections, could result in enforcement action
before the Commission.