The Public Disclosure Commission was created and empowered by Initiative of the People to provide timely and meaningful public access to accurate information about the financing of political campaigns, lobbyist expenditures, and the financial affairs of public officials and candidates, and to ensure compliance with and equitable enforcement of Washington’s disclosure and campaign finance laws.


We are dedicated to building public confidence in the political process and government.


  • Service to the people of Washington
  • Helpfulness—providing everyone with accurate information when they need it
  • Innovation—using technology to increase transparency and access to information
  • Neutrality—fair and impartial advice and enforcement of the state’s disclosure laws
  • Efficient—using easy to understand information and providing timely assistance with questions, complaints, investigations, and enforcement matters

Strategic Plan Goals

  • The PDC will ensure that the public and regulated community have timely and professional access to information and assistance through excellent customer service, both in person and online
  • The PDC will provide effective and impartial enforcement of disclosure laws and will help the regulated community comply
  • The PDC will use best practices in order to ensure fair and professional regulation, investigations, and enforcement actions
  • The PDC will have the capacity to address emerging trends and issues
  • The PDC will have effective and efficient management systems and public meetings
  • The PDC will build on its reputation as active, relevant, customer friendly, and respected across the state of Washington in order to provide strong support for the regulated community and people of the state