Ticket Number: 
Samantha Kersul
Doug Ericksen
Created Date: 
November 13, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Request for Technical Correction

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Samantha Kersul on October 31, 2018. The complaint alleged that Doug Ericksen, current Senator and candidate for re-election in Legislative District 42 in the 2018 election, may have violated RCW 42.17A.405 for accepting over-limit contributions from two individual donors. PDC staff reviewed your allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response(s) provided by Kristi Harting, Treasurer for the 2018 Campaign; and the applicable PDC reports filed by Respondent, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations. Based on these findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to accurately disclose and attribute two contributions from two individual donors to the Doug Ericksen 2018 Legislative Campaign, does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation. Doug Ericksen made minor or ministerial errors on required reports, which did not materially impact the public interest. Upon notification of these errors, Senator Ericksen timely filed amended their reports, making the necessary technical corrections as requested by staff. Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).