Ticket Number: 
43945
Complainant: 
David Hammond
Respondent: 
Lincoln County Republican Central Committee
Created Date: 
December 13, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with Written Warning
Description: 

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by David Hammond on December 5, 2018. The complaint alleged that the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee (Committee), a bona fide county political party committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.220 by failing to timely deposit monetary contributions received into the committee bank account, and RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports) disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken by the Committee in 2016 and 2018.PDC staff reviewed the allegations listed in the complaint, relevant statutes, rules and reporting requirements, the C-3 and C-4 reports filed by the Committee, and the response from the Committee’s Officers. Based on these findings, staff has determined that, in this instance, the Committee’s failure to timely file C-3 reports for calendar years 2016 and 2018 does not warrant further investigation or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee will receive a formal written warning concerning its failure to timely file C-3 reports for calendar years 2016 and 2018.  The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee will timely file C-3 reports in future years in accordance with PDC laws and rules. The Commission may consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules.Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).