Ticket Number: 
40611
Complainant: 
Conner Edwards
Respondent: 
Elizabeth Hallock
Created Date: 
September 14, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with Written Warning
Description: 

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Conner Edwards on September 4, 2018. The Complaint alleged that Elizabeth Hallock (Liz for LD 14 House of Representatives) may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to accurately disclose contributions and expenditures on C-4 reports.Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), Elizabeth Hallock (Liz for LD 14 House of Representatives) will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to accurately file C-4 reports. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Elizabeth Hallock (Liz for LD 14 House of Representatives) will file timely and complete C-4 reports, specifically those occurring during the accelerated reporting schedule prior to and after any election in which her name appears on the ballot. 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 these facts, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to accurately file C-3 reports disclosing a small percentage of total funds used for the campaign from outside donors and C-4 reports disclosing mostly out-of-pocket expenditures made by the candidate, does not amount to an actual material violation warranting further investigation. The PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).