Ticket Number: 
PDC Staff
Created Date: 
August 8, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations

Pursuant to the brief enforcement hearing (brief adjudicative proceeding) notice sent to STEPHEN WHALEN on August 16, 2018, A brief adjudicative proceeding was held on September 24, 2018, in Room 206, Evergreen Plaza Building, 711 Capitol Way, Olympia, Washington, to consider whether the Respondent violated RCW 42.17 A. 700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) as an incumbent official, which was due to be filed not later than April 16, 2018, disclosing financial activities forcalendar year 2017.The hearing was held in accordance with Chapters 34.05 RCW and 42.1 7 A RCW and Chapter 390-37 WAC. Commission Chair Anne Levinson was the Presiding Officer. The Commission staff was represented by Fox Blackhorn-Delph, Compliance Coordinator. At that hearing, STEPHEN WHALEN was found in violation of RCW 42.17A.700 and assessed a penalty of $250, which Commission staff requested be reconsidered by the Commission Chair, due to new infomation not available at the timeof the original hearing. The Respondent did not participate in the hearing or submit any written materials.Having considered the evidence, the Presiding Officer finds as follows:1. This matter was duly and properly convened and all jurisdictional, substantive, and procedural requirements have been satisfied.2. The Respondent violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file the F-1 report by April 16, 2018.IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Initial Order entered October 4, 2018 isVACATED.