This complaint was filed with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) on November 22, 2017. The complaint alleged that the Whitman County Democratic Central Committee (Committee), a Continuing Bona Fide Political Party Committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and 240: by failing to timely and accurately file C-3 and C-4 reports, including the failure to properly report the purpose of expenditures, as required by RCW 42.17A.240, WAC 390-16-037 and WAC 390-16-205, and RCW 42.17A.240 by failing to timely and accurately report debt.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the applicable C-3 and C-4 reports filed by the Committee; and the response provided by the Committee.
Staff found that there were expenditures made by the Committee either to a vendor or consultant for which a more detailed explanation or description should have been provided. However, in some cases there were no subvendors to be listed. Staff also found that some reports were filed late with the PDC, although the impact to the public was minimal due to the dollar amount involved.
Case dismissed with a reminder.