The Public Disclosure Commission, in light of the public interest in Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's candidacy for president, compiled records related to Inslee and his past campaigns for governor that remain in the agency's possession. They are linked below. If you're looking for a record that does not appear below or you need more records associated with a case, please file a public records request.
The PDC has partial records from Jay Inslee's 1996 run for governor. Reports filed from July 1996 to the conclusion of the campaign are available here.
The remainder of the 1996 campaign's reports, as well as campaign finance reports from the 1988 and 1990 campaigns for Washington state House of Representatives, are available on microfiche at the Washington State Archives.
For reports from Inslee's congressional and presidential campaigns, see the FEC website.
Washington state requires candidates and elected officials to file financial affairs disclosure reports covering the prior 12 months (if a candidate) or the prior calendar year (if an elected official).
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The PDC's retention period for enforcement cases is six years. Our records do not show any enforcement cases involving Gov. Inslee prior to 2012, but if they did exist, the documents would be at the Washington State Archives. PDC has no open complaints against Jay Inslee or his state campaigns.
Case #13-011: A complaint, filed in August 2012, alleged that the Jay Inslee for Washington 2012 gubernatorial campaign accepted ineligible contributions, did not timely report or receive authorization for transfers of contributions from the candidate's congressional campaign, and did not timely file a candidate registration and financial affairs disclosure. The Commission dismissed all allegations and recommended no further action.
Case T14-097: A complaint, filed in March 2014, alleged that the Jay Inslee for Washington 2012 gubernatorial campaign accepted an over-limit contribution. PDC staff found no material violation and closed the case.
Case T15-052: A complaint, filed in September 2014, alleged that the Jay Inslee for Washington 2016 gubernatorial campaign used campaign funds to sponsor a political advertisement supporting the candidacy of Suzan DelBene, a candidate for U.S. House of Representatives. PDC staff issued a warning letter, reminding the campaign to refrain from future personal uses of campaign funds.
Case #15-065: A complaint, filed in May 2015, alleged that the Jay Inslee for Washington 2016 gubernatorial campaign spent funds to conduct a grassroots lobbying campaign that amounted to a personal use of campaign funds. The Commission recommended to the Attorney General that no action be taken.
Case #2115: A complaint, filed in January 2016, alleged that the Jay Inslee for Washington 2012 and 2016 gubernatorial campaigns failed to disclose debts, obligations, or in-kind contributions. PDC staff found no evidence of violations and returned the complaint without action.
Case #32210: A complaint, filed in March 2018, alleged that the Jay Inslee for Washingon 2016 gubernatorial campaign failed to accurately file, disclose, identify, or report contributions, expenditures, contributor information, mileage, and committee officers. PDC staff found no evidence of a material violation. It reminded the campaign to provide a more detailed breakdown for expenditures made to reimburse individuals or payments made to consultants or vendors, including the sub-vendor breakdown, in the future.
Case #37105: A complaint, filed in June 2018, alleged that Gov. Inslee's Department of Social and Health Services was making payroll deductions for political committes from payments to home care aides without authorization. PDC staff found no evident of violation and closed the case.