Ticket Number: 
MaryAnn Ottinger
Mellissa Pfeifer
Created Date: 
October 29, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Mary Ottinger on October 17, 2018. The Complaint alleged that Citizens for Judicial Excellence may have violated RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to properly itemize printing material expenditures by quantity on the Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure report (C-4 report), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaign. PDC staff reviewed the allegations, the statutes and rules, the initial and amended C-3, C-4, and C-6 reports filed by the Campaign, and the response from Citizens for Judicial Excellence. PDC Staff recommends that Citizens for Judicial Excellence disclose the estimated quantities for debts on the Schedule B of the C-4 report if the expenditures are for printing materials in the same manner that the Campaign discloses expenditures on the Schedule A of the C-4 reports.  Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1), and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.