May 28, 2015, Volume 15 Issue No 5
Grant Degginger, Chair
Katrina Asay, Vice Chair
Amit Ranade, Member
John Bridges, Member
Anne Levinson, Member
Staff summarized charges alleging that Preserve Marriage Washington failed to timely report $328,737 in expenditures, debts, and orders placed during its 2012 campaign opposing Ref 74. The Commission accepted Preserve Marriage Washington’s stipulation, in lieu of conducting a hearing, and ordered that the $5,000 penalty be paid within 60 days of when the final order is entered.
Charges alleging Kitsap County Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Guild made an over-limit in-kind contribution to the 2014 Russell Hauge re-election campaign were dismissed.
The Commission continued its discussion regarding establishing alternatives to adjudication for resolving complaints. Draft rule language was considered and staff was directed to make revisions for consideration at the June meeting.
A public hearing was held and the Commission adopted:
WAC 390-18-050 Commercial advertisers – public inspection of records;
WAC 390-37-020 Enforcement procedures – Initiation of a complaint; and
WAC 390-37-040 Enforcement procedures – Procedures for filing complaints with the commission.
Personal Financial Statement (F-1) reporting modifications were granted to:
Laverne Doris Biel, candidate for Spokane City Council, from disclosing the business customers that paid $12,000 or more during the previous 12 months to Access Telcom, Inc., a provider of technology hardware, software and technical assistance;
John Eminger, Chewelah School Dist #36 Director, from disclosing the business customers that paid $12,000 or more during the previous 12 months to 49° North Mountain Resort which is comprised of Chewelah Basin Ski Corporation, East Basin Investments, Alpine Developments Group and 49° North Winter Sports Foundation, all of whom are part of the ski resort owned by him and share the same customers;
Jill Geary, candidate for Seattle School Dist Director, from disclosing business and governmental customers that paid $12,000 or more during the previous 12 months to Alvarez and Marsal Valuation services, LLE, a business valuation consulting company of which her spouse is managing director;
Harold Jambor, Port of Willapa commissioner, from disclosing business customers that paid $12,000 or more during the previous 12 months to Ekone Oyster Co, of which he is president and co-owner with his spouse.
Personal Financial Statement (F-1) reporting modifications were renewed for:
Brett Buckley, Thurston County District Court Judge,
Karen Donohue, City of Seattle Municipal Court Judge,
Deborah Ehrlichman, Shoreline School District Director,
Drew Hansen, State Representative, 23rd Legislative District,
John Hein, Cle Elum-Roslyn School Dist #404 Director,
Judith Hightower, City of Seattle Municipal Court Judge,
Steven Hill, Seattle Community College Trustee,
Laura Inveen, King County Superior Court Judge,
Lisa Janicki, Skagit County Commissioner,
David B. Johnston, Snohomish School District Director,
Linda C. J. Lee, Appeals Court, Div II Judge,
Elizabeth Pike Martin, Pierce County Superior Court Judge,
Steven T. O’Ban, State Senator, 28th Legislative District;
Kathleen M. O’Sullivan, Commission on Judicial Conduct member,
Jamie Pedersen, State Senator, 43rd Legislative District,
Glenn Phillips, City of Kent Municipal Court Judge,
Kevin Ranker, State Senator, 40th Legislative District
John R. Ruhl, King County Superior Court Judge,
Christine Schaller, Thurston County Superior Court Judge,
Mark Thompson, Thurston County Fire Dist. 5 Commissioner,
William Alan White, Grant County Hospital Dist. 1 Commissioner, and
Benson D. Wong, City of Mercer Island Council Member.
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 email@example.com.
The next regular meeting of the Public Disclosure Commission is tentatively scheduled for June 25, 2015.