Wilcox, J.T. - Alleged violations of RCW 42.17A




J.T. Wilcox


Bailey Stober


A complaint was filed against JT Wilcox, an incumbent State Representative from the 2nd Legislative District and a candidate for re-election to that office in 2016 and 2018, alleging violations of: (1) RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely file a Committee Registration (C-1 report) for the 2016 election disclosing officers, principal decision-makers, and individuals who were authorized to make expenditures, or any material changes to the campaign; (2) RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports) and Campaign Summary Contribution and Expenditure Reports (C-4 reports) disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken by the Campaign, including debts and sub-vendor breakdown, and maintaining campaign records; (3) RCW 42.17A.405 by accepting contributions from contributors that exceeded contribution limits; and (4)
RCW 42.17A.430(4) by making surplus funds expenditures to charitable organizations not properly registered in accordance with RCW 19.09.

PDC staff's review determined that, in this instance, the Campaign’s failure to timely and accurately file C-3 and C-4 reports, disclosing contribution and expenditure information, and exceeding the contribution limits for two contributors, does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation.

PDC staff reminded JT Wilcox about the importance of timely and accurately filing C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken by the Campaign, including debts, obligations, and the sub-vendor breakdown for expenditures made by the Campaign to consultants or individuals, as well as adhering to the contribution limits as required by PDC laws and rules. 

Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed the complaint in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).  


Case Closed with Reminder

Date Opened

March 03, 2017

Areas of Law

RCW 42.17A.205, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.430

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