This complaint was filed with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) on December 22, 2017. The complaint alleged that Katherine Burke, a first-time candidate for Council Member for the City of Spokane in 2016, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 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 Katherine Burke's Campaign.
Staff found no evidence of a material violation that would require conducting a more formal investigation or pursuing an enforcement action.
Case dismissed with a reminder letter.