Personal financial information is disclosed by candidates at the start of the campaign and annually by elected officials, state boards and commissions members, state agency directors, and legislative and gubernatorial professional staff. Allows the public to assess whether state officials may have conflicts of interest. RCW 42.17A.710*
State, local, and judicial candidates file within two weeks of first raising or spending money for the campaign, reserving space or purchasing advertising to promote candidacy, authorizing someone else to do any of these activities, publicly announcing candidacy, or filing the declaration of candidacy. Reporting period = 12 months prior to the start of the campaign.
Individuals appointed to finish an unexpired term or appointed to a covered state position file within two weeks of the appointment. Reporting period = 12 months prior to the appointment.
Annual reports are due April 15 and cover the previous calendar year.
Note: Only one F-1 report per person per year is required.