April 11, 2016

Contact: Lori Anderson
(360) 664-2737
Toll free 1-877-601-2828

The Public Disclosure Commission on April 11 launched a new website that supports its mission to provide timely and meaningful public access to accurate information.  Replacing the website is the first phase of on ongoing project to overhaul and modernize the PDC's online presence.

"Users told us what they wanted and we analyzed past website traffic to better understand their needs," stated Evelyn Fielding Lopez, Executive Director.  "The new website incorporates new features such as a prominent display of newly registered candidates on the homepage, and reorganizes existing features to put the most used services front and center.  The website uses the Drupal content management system, which gives us the flexibility to easily change and rearrange content as users' needs change and, most importantly, it works well on mobile devices."

The next project phase will focus on improving the online database search applications.

The Public Disclosure Commission was created by voter approval of Initiative 276 in 1972.  I-276 was a groundbreaking effort to make government more transparent and allow the public to "follow the money" through campaign finance and lobbyist disclosure.