Ticket Number: 
Walter Smith
Matthew Shea
Created Date: 
December 6, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Investigation of Possible Violation

A complaint was filed against Matt Shea, an incumbent State Representative in the 4th Legislative District, and a candidate for re-election to that office in 2014, 2016, and 2018, alleging violations of (1) RCW 42.17A.430 by making expenditures from the Matt Shea Surplus Funds account to three charitable organizations not registered pursuant to RCW 19.09; and (2) RCW 42.17A.445 for personal use of surplus funds.After PDC staff conducted a preliminary review and assessment of the facts, PDC staff opened a formal investigation and held an Initial Hearing (Case Status Review Hearing) for Matt Shea for this case and PDC Case 43573 on February 14, 2019, pursuant to RCW 42.17A.755, and WACs 390-37-060 and 390-37-071..