Ticket Number: 
38837
Complainant: 
PDC Staff
Respondent: 
Kevin Hickson
Created Date: 
August 8, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Violation Found by Commission
Description: 

This matter was heard by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission(Commission) on October 25, 2018, at the Public Disclosure Commission Office, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, Washington 98504. The hearing was held pursuant to Chapter 34.05 RCW, Chapter 42.17 A RCW, and Chapter 390-37 WAC.Commissioners present were Anne Levinson, Commission Chair (presiding); David Ammons, Commission Vice-Chair; and Commissioner William Downing. Also present were Assistant Attorney General John S. Meader representing the Commission; Tabatha Blacksmith and Fox Blackhorn-Delph, Compliance Coordinators on behalf of PDC Staff; and Assistant Attorney General Chad Standifer representing PDC Staff. Respondent Kevin Hickson did notparticipate. The proceeding was open to the public and recorded.The hearing concerned allegations that Respondent Kevin Hickson violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to timely file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 Report) for calendar year 2017, due not later than April 16, 2018.CONCLUSIONS OF LAW1. The Commission has jurisdiction over this proceeding pursuant to Chapter 42.17A RCW, the State campaign finance and disclosure law; Chapter 34.05 RCW, the Administrative Procedure Act; and Title 390 WAC.2. The Respondent violated RCW 42.17 A.700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 Report) disclosing personal financial in formation for calendar year 2017 no later than April 16, 2018.ORDERBased upon the Findings and Conclusions, the Commission Orders that:1. Respondent Kevin Hickson is assessed a total civil penalty of$1,500 for violation of RCW 42.17 A.700, payable within 30 days of the date of this Order.2. The Respondent shall pay all prior PDC civil penalties, file the F-1 reports for calendar years 2016 and 2017, and remain in compliance with all PDC reporting requirements.

Penalty Amount: 
$1,500.00
Penalty Description / Notes(s): 
F-1 reports for calendar years 2016 & 2017 and prior $250 penalty for case 22250 are also due.