This data set contains candidate and political committee loan information for the last 10 years.
Data includes loans received, loan repayments, interest payments, and loans forgiven.
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 and or referenced documents 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||PDC internal identifier that corresponds to a loan record.|
|report_number||text||PDC identifier used for tracking the loan records. The report number is unique to the report it represents. When a report is amended, a new report number is assigned that supersedes the original version of the amended report and the original report records are not included in this dataset.|
|origin||text||The form, schedule or section where the record was reported. L.1 represents a loan received. L.2P represents a loan re-payment amount. L.2I represents an interest payment on the loan. L.3 represents a loan forgiven amount. Please see https://www.pdc.wa.gov/learn/forms for a list of forms and instructions. Schedule L to the C3 or C4 is the loan form.|
|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.|
|type||text||Indicates if this record is for a candidate or a political committee. In the case of a political committee, it may be either a continuing political committee, party committee or single election year committee.|
|filer_name||text||The candidate or committee name as reported on the form C1 candidate or C1PC political committee registration form. The name will be consistent across all records for the same filer id and election year but may differ across years due to candidates or committees changing their name.|
|first_name||text||This field represents the first name, as reported by the filer. This field may appear blank if the name is not reported or if a filing entity has a single name, such as a PAC or other political committee. Note that this data appears as represented by the filer and may not be consistent from one reporting period to another.|
|middle_initial||text||This field represents the middle initial, as reported by the filer. The field may appear blank if the filer has not filed with a middle initial, or in cases where the filing entity has only one name, such as a PAC or other political committee. Note that this data appears as represented by the filer and may not be consistent from one reporting period to another.|
|last_name||text||This field represents the last name, as reported by the filer. The field may also contain the full name of a filing entity that is registered under one name, such as a PAC or other filing committee. Note that this data appears as represented by the filer and may not be consistent from one reporting period to another.|
|office||text||The office sought by the candidate. Does not apply to political committees.|
|legislative_district||text||The Washington State legislative district. This field only applies to candidates where the office is "state senator" or "state representative."|
|position||text||The position associated with an office. This field typically applies to judicial and local office that have multiple positions or seats. This field does not apply to political committees.|
|party||text||The political party as declared by the candidate or committee on their form C1 registration. Contains only "Major parties" as recognized by Washington State law.|
|jurisdiction||text||The political jurisdiction associated with the office of a candidate or a local ballot initiative..|
|jurisdiction_county||text||The county associated with the jurisdiction of a candidate or local ballot initiative. Multi-county jurisdictions are reported as the primary county. This field will be empty for political committees and when a candidate jurisdiction is statewide.|
|jurisdiction_type||text||The type of jurisdiction this office is: Statewide, Local, etc.|
|election_year||number||The election year in the case of candidates and single election committees. The reporting year in the case of continuing political committees.|
|cash_or_in_kind||text||The type of loan this is. A loan can be given in cash where re-payment in cash is expected. A loan can be in-kind where something of value is given to the campaign and cash re-payment is expected.|
|receipt_date||calendar_date||The date the loan was received.|
|repayment_schedule||text||The agreement between the lender and the committee as to when the loan will be repaid.|
|loan_due_date||calendar_date||The date specified in the loan agreement when loan re-payment is expected if any.|
|lender_or_endorser||text||A loan always has a lender; a loan can also be endorsed by another entity. This column specifies either "Lender" or "Endorser".|
|transaction_type||text||An explanation of this row. The row could represent a loan "Received", a loan "Payment", loan "Interest, or loan "Forgiven".|
|amount||number||The amount of the reported transaction.|
|endorser_liable_amount||number||If the loan is endorsed by another entity, the amount the endorser is responsible for is listed here. Loan endorsements are rare occurrences. This column is reported as "0" if there is no endorser.|
|primary_general||text||Candidates subject to contribution limits must specify whether a loan is designated for the primary or the general election. Contributions to candidates not subject to limits, political committees and continuing political committees apply to the full election cycle.|
|lenders_name||text||The name of the individual or organization making or endorsing the loan as reported.|
|lenders_address||text||The lender's or endorser's address.|
|lenders_city||text||The lender's or endorser's city.|
|lenders_state||text||The lender's or endorser's state.|
|lenders_zip||number||The lender's or endorser's zip code.|
|lenders_occupation||text||The occupation of the lender. A loan is a contribution until it is repaid. This field only applies to contributions by individuals and only when an individual gives a campaign or committee more than $100 in the aggregate for the election cycle (calendar year for continuing political committees).|
|lenders_employer||text||The name of the lenders/endorsers employer. The names appearing here have not been normalized and the same entity may be represented by different names in the dataset. Refer to the contributor occupation field to see when this field applies.|
|employers_city||text||City of the lender/endorsers employer. Refer to the occupation field to see when this field applies.|
|employers_state||text||State of the lender/endorser's employer. Refer to the occupation field to see when this field applies.|
|url||url||A link to a PDF version of the original report as it was filed to the PDC.|