Binda, Joshua: Alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235, .240 & .445 by failing to timely & accurately report & describe expenditures on C-4 reports; and by expending campaign funds for activities not directly related to candidacy

Case

#100348

Respondent

Joshua Binda

Complainant

Thomas J Brooks, and Glen Morgan

Description

  • Allegation One: Alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.235 & .240 by failing to timely & accurately report & describe expenditures on C-4 reports; and
  • Allegation Two: Alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.445 by expending campaign funds for activities not directly related to candidacy.

An Adjudicative Proceeding (Enforcement Hearing) before the Full Commission has been scheduled for January 26, 2023, at 2:00 pm.

PDC staff is alleging that Joshua Binda, a first-time candidate seeking the office of Lynnwood City Council in 2021, violated: (1) RCW 42.17A.445 and WAC 390-16-238 by making multiple expenditures using 2021 Joshua Binda for Lynnwood City Council Campaign (Campaign) funds for goods or services that were not directly related to the Campaign, and so were personal in nature; and (2) RCW 42.17.235 and .240 by failing to timely file the 2021 Post-General Election Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure report (C-4 report) disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken by the Campaign. 

Disposition

Scheduled for Full Commission Hearing

Date Opened

November 01, 2021

Areas of Law

RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.445

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