Kaiser, Sandra, Strickland, Marilyn & Kilmer, Derek: Alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.405 by accepting or making contributions to a local candidate campaign from candidates for federal office. (EY '22; Sep '22)




Sandra Kaiser, Marilyn Strickland & Derek Kilmer


Robert Gay Rogers


  • Allegation One: Alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.405 by a local candidate accepting contributions for the 2022 General election from candidates for federal office 
  • Allegation Two: Alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.405 by candidates for federal office making contributions to a local candidate for the 2022 General election

Based on the specific facts in this matter, the contributing federal candidate campaigns have no filing obligation with the PDC as either in-state political committees or as out-of-state political committees required to file C-5 reports.

Based on our findings, staff has determined that, in this instance, the making of contributions by federal candidates to a local candidate campaign, and the latter’s acceptance of said contribution, does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.

Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).



Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations

Date Opened

September 22, 2022

Areas of Law

RCW 42.17A.405

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