Case #9817
Respondent name: Joseph Backholm
Complainant name: Tony Yuchasz

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.  

Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 06/19/2017)
Date opened: 11/18/2016
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.320

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