This data set is an index of all PDC Candidate and Committee Registrations starting with 2006. Each record contains a link to view the actual document or a link on how to request the document.
The primary purpose of this dataset is for data consumers to examine the registrations of campaigns and committees. Refer to other dataset to get actual dollar values for any of the reports referenced herewith.
For Continuing committees and Surplus committees the committee id is the same year after year.
All other committees are single year committees and will have a new committee_id representing a new registration for a different election year.
This dataset is a best-effort by the PDC to provide a complete set of records as described herewith and may contain incomplete or incorrect information. The PDC provides access to the original reports for the purpose of record verification.
Descriptions attached to this dataset do not constitute legal definitions; please consult RCW 42.17A and WAC Title 390 for legal definitions and additional information regarding political finance disclosure requirements.
CONDITION OF RELEASE: This publication constitutes a list of individuals prepared by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission and may not be used for commercial purposes. This list is provided on the condition and with the understanding that the persons receiving it agree to this statutorily imposed limitation on its use. See RCW 42.56.070(9) and AGO 1975 No. 15.
The following table lists all the fields of this dataset, the field type and a brief description.
|id||text||This is the unique identifier that represents this registration.|
|committee_id||number||This is the unique identifier assigned to the committee.|
|candidate_id||number||This is a unique identifier assigned to the candidate.|
|filer_id||text||The unique id assigned to a candidate or political committee. The filer id is consistent across election years with the exception that an individual running for a second office in the same election year will receive a second filer id. There is no correlation between the two. For a candidate and single-election-year committee such as a ballot committee, the combination of filer_id and election_year uniquely identifies a campaign.|
|filer_type||text||This column designates if this is a candidate committee (CA) or a political committee (CO).|
|receipt_date||text||The postmark date of the relevant registration.|
|election_year||text||The year of the election for a candidate or single-year committee participating in a particular election. The calendar year for a continuing political committee.|
|filer_name||text||The candidate name as reported on the form C1 candidate registration or the political committee name as reported on the C1pc registration at the time they submitted the registration.|
|committee_acronym||text||This field value of the most recent registration for the committee. If a political committee is known by an abbreviation it is placed in this column. This acronym is optional. An example would be the WA Education Association, whose acronym is WEA.|
|committee_address||text||This field value of the most recent registration for the committee. The street address of the committee. For candidates, this is the address provided for the candidate committee, not necessarily the address of the candidate.|
|committee_city||text||This field value of the most recent registration for the committee. The city of the committee. For candidates, this is the address provided for the candidate committee, not necessarily the address of the candidate.|
|committee_county||text||This field value of the most recent registration for the committee. The county of the committee. For candidates, this is the address provided for the candidate committee, not necessarily the address of the candidate.|
|committee_state||text||This field value of the most recent registration for the committee. The state of the committee. For candidates, this is the address provided for the candidate committee, not necessarily the address of the candidate.|
|committee_zip||text||This field value of the most recent registration for the committee. The zip code of the committee. For candidates, this is the address provided for the candidate committee, not necessarily the address of the candidate.|
|committee_email||text||This field value of the most recent registration for the committee. The email address of the committee. For candidates, this is the email address provided for the candidate committee, not necessarily the email address of the candidate.|
|candidate_email||text||The candidate’s personal e-mail. This email may be the same as the candidate’s committee email.|
|candidate_committee_phone||text||The committee phone number. In the case of a candidate, this is the phone number of the candidate, not the candidate's committee.|
|office||text||The office sought by the candidate.|
|office_code||text||The numeric code that defines the office. For example the office code 31 defines the office of Mayor. Combined with the jurisdiction_code it defines a particular office such as Mayor of Olympia.|
|jurisdiction||text||The political jurisdiction associated with the office of a candidate.|
|jurisdiction_code||text||This is a unique code representing a jurisdiction with a reporting requirement.|
|jurisdiction_county||text||The county associated with the jurisdiction of a candidate. Multi-county jurisdictions are reported as the primary county. This field will be empty when a candidate jurisdiction is statewide.|
|jurisdiction_type||text||The type of jurisdiction this office represents: Statewide, Local, Judicial, etc.|
|committee_category||text||This column contains a category for a political committee (PAC) for example: Continuing Political Committee, Party Committee, committees Affiliated with a party, Single election year committee, School levy committee, Local ballot initiative, Caucus political committee, Statewide Initiative committee.|
|political_committee_type||text||This column designates the persuasion of the PAC; for example, Business, union, PAC, etc.|
|bonafide_committee||text||An X in this column means this is a bona fide party committee|
|bonafide_type||text||The type of bonafide party committee, for example State Party, County Party, Leg Dist Party, party Associated committee.|
|position||text||The position associated with an office. This field typically applies to jurisdictions that have multiple positions or seats. This field does not apply to political committees.|
|party_code||text||Unique code that represents a candidates party. i.e. R represents Republican.|
|party||text||The political party as declared by the candidate on their C1 registration form. Contains only parties recognized by Washington State law.|
|election_date||calendar_date||This is the calendar month/day/year of the election where a candidate is elected to office or the date of the election for a ballot initiative committee.|
|exempt_nonexempt||text||This column designate whether a party committee is exempt from contribution limits or is non-exempt which means it is subject to limits when giving contributions.|
|ballot_committee||text||An X in this column designates the committee as a ballot committee.|
|ballot_number||text||The ballot number assigned to a Statewide ballot Initiative. Local ballot initiative will probably not have a ballot number because each county labels their initiatives starting at 1. So it is potentially possible for there to be 39 proposition 1's.|
|for_or_against||text||Designates whether the committee supports or opposes the initiative.|
|other_pac||text||An X in this column designates the committee as a Continuing Political Committee.|
|treasurer_address||text||The address of the treasurer as reported on the C1pc registration.|
|treasurer_city||text||The city of the treasurer as reported on the C1pc registration.|
|treasurer_state||text||The state of the treasurer as reported on the C1pc registration.|
|treasurer_zip||text||The zip code of the treasurer as reported on the C1pc registration.|
|treasurer_phone||text||The phone number of the treasurer as reported on the C1pc registration.|
|url||url||A link to a registration version of the registration report as it was filed to the PDC.|