Ticket Number: 
39122
Complainant: 
Joe Yates
Respondent: 
Marlyn Jensen
Created Date: 
August 10, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations
Description: 

This complaint was filed with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) on August 10, 2018.  The complaint alleged that Marlyn Jensen, an individual, may have violated RCW 42.17A.405(2) by exceeding the contribution limits to Randy Boss by earmarking contributions through Truth for Washington (TFW) and Working Families of King County (WFKC) for independent expenditures made in opposition of Michelle Caldier, Randy Boss’s opponent.

PDC staff reviewed the statutes, rules and reporting requirements, the complaint and the exhibits submitted including all other pertinent supplemental documentation and materials, campaign finance reports filed by TFW and WFKC, and the responses from Ms. Jensen, and the treasurer for TFW and WFKC

Staff reviewed the C-1 reports filed by Randy Boss for 2018 and dating back to 1996, and found that Ms. Jensen was never disclosed as being a committee officer or principal decision maker for any of his campaigns.  Staff noted that  Ms. Jensen’s contributions to WFKC did not make her a sponsor of the committee, and Ms. Jensen has never been listed as a Committee officer or principal decisionmaker for either TFW or WFKC, nor has she been paid any committee funds as either a consultant or vendor. 

No evidence was provided  or found by staff indicating that Ms. Jensen earmarked, instructed or designated her contributions made to WFKC, were to be passed through to TFW and spent or otherwise used to produce independent expenditure advertisements in opposition to candidate Caldier, on behalf of the Randy Boss Campaign.

Complaint dismissed with no evidence of violations.