Ticket Number: 
40614
Complainant: 
Anthony Wallace
Respondent: 
Terry Cox
Created Date: 
September 14, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations
Description: 

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its initial review of the Complaint filed by Anthony Wallace on September 5, 2018. The Complaint alleged that the Whatcom County Republican Party disclosed an inaccurate treasurer on the Political Committee Registration (C-1PC Report). PDC staff reviewed your allegations, the statutes and rules, the C-1PC report for the campaign, and the response from Russ Dzialo. Based on these findings and the following facts, staff has determined that in this instance, the failure to accurately identify the committee treasurer on the Political Committee Registration (C1PC) does not does not amount to a material violation warranting further investigation since: (1) Terry Cox is the registered treasurer on the C-1PC for the Whatcom County Republican Party; (2) There is no evidence that Russ Dzialo performed any actions as treasurer since his resignation; and (3) The Whatcom GOP updated the committee website to reflect the treasurer that is listed on the C-1PC. The PDC has closed the matter, and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.