The complaint alleged the Committee violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by: (1) failing to timely file Campaign Summary Receipts and Expenditure reports (C-4), and several Monetary Contribution reports (C-3); (2) failing to provide the proper reporting breakdown for a number of expenditures made by the campaign; and (3) failing to report debts and obligations.
We found the 28 C-3 and C-4 reports listed in the complaint as filed late, 13 were amended reports and the two items alleged as debt were properly reported expenditures, not debt.
Based on these findings, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to timely file reports of contributions and expenditures does not amount to a material violation warranting further investigation. The PDC is reminding Pierce County Committee on Political Education about the importance of timely filing C-3 and C-4 in accordance with PDC laws, rules and reporting requirements. The PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1) and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.