June 27, 2013,Volume 13 Issue No 6
Amit Ranade, Chair
Barry Sehlin, Vice Chair
Grant Degginger, Member
Kathy Turner, Member
Commissioner Amit Ranade was elected to chair the Commission for the next 12 months. Commissioner Grant Degginger was elected vice-chair.?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /
The Commission accepted stipulated facts, violations and penalty from North Central Affordable Housing Council and the PDC staff. Violations set out in the stipulation include late reporting of contributions and expenditures related to the 2008 and 2010 elections. The stipulated penalty was $8,000 with $4,000 suspended with terms.
Interpretation No. 00-02, Guidelines for Internet Contributions, was revised to address current and future technology capabilities. The revision also consolidated Interpretation Nos. 00-02 and 95-05, Fundraising through 900 Telephone Numbers.
Interpretation No. 07-04, Campaign Activities on the Internet, was updated to incorporate the online advertising rules adopted by the Commission in May 2013.
The Commission granted new Personal Financial Statement (F-1) reporting modifications for:
Amit Ranade, Public Disclosure Commission member, from disclosing business customers that paid $10,000 or more to Hillis Clark Martini & Peterson, a law firm in which Mr. Ranade is a partner. Commissioner Ranade has disclosed the identity of the clients he had done work for in 2012 and other clients named on the firm’s website and promotional materials as well as the firm’s governmental clients.
Heather Shadko, candidate, Puyallup City Council, from disclosing her personal residential address for the previous 12 months for safety reasons. The exemption was granted based on the filer’s assertion that they have safety concerns borne from her spouse’s employment with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
Benton Wong, candidate, Mercer Island City Council, from disclosing business customers that paid $10,000 or more to Keller Rohrback, a law firm in which Mr. Ranade is a partner. Commissioner Ranade has disclosed the identity of the clients he had done work for in the 12 months prior to his request and other clients named on the firm’s website and in Martindale-Hubbell.
A reporting modification for the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) was renewed for Norman Gutzwiler, PUD Commissioner, Chelan County.
The Commission meeting materials can be found at www.pdc.wa.gov under Commission Meetings. For additional information concerning these issues contact Lori Anderson, Communications & Training Officer, at (360) 664-2737, toll free 1-877-601-2828 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next regular meeting of the Public Disclosure Commission is tentatively scheduled for July 25, 2013.