The complaint alleged Mr. Boswell violated: (1) RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Campaign Full Summary Contributions and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports); and (2) RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to file a Candidate Registration (C-1 report) and RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1), both due a within two weeks of becoming a candidate in 2018 or not later than June 1, 2018.
Staff determined that in this instance, failure to timely file reports of contributions and expenditures does not amount to a material violation warranting further investigation. As noted above, Mark Boswell is a first-time candidate for public office in 2018, with Campaign expenditures totaling $1,251, including the candidate filing fee as of August 31, 2018.
Pursuant to WAC to WAC 390-37-060(1) Mark Boswell will receive a formal written warning concerning the failure to comply with the reporting requirements for candidates under the Full Reporting option to timely file reports of contribution and expenditure activities, as provided by RCW 42.17A.235. The formal written warning will include staff's expectation that Mr. Boswell will file timely, accurate and complete C-3 and C-4 reports for the remainder of the 2018 Campaign, and in any future years in which he is a candidate in accordance with PDC laws and rules. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).