Chandler, Bruce: Alleged violations of Chapter 42.17A RCW for personal use of campaign funds, and failure to accurately and timely report contributions and expenditures (EY 16, Sep 17)




Bruce Chandler


Walter Smith


  • Allegation One: Violation of RCW 42.17A.445 for using campaign, not surplus funds, to make contribution to House Republican Organizational Committee.
  • Allegation Two: Violation of RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.430, and WAC 390-16-236 for failure to register and report activity of surplus funds account.
  • Allegation Three: Violation of RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to accurately and timely report contributions and expenditures.


Violation Found by Commission

Date Opened

September 05, 2017

Areas of Law

RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.430, RCW 42.17A.445, WAC 390-16-236


Total penalties: $25,000

Balance Due: $0

Bruce Chandler

$25,000 ($10,000 of the $25,000 penalty is suspended, provided: (a) The Respondent is not found to have committed further violations of RCW 42.17A for four years from the date of the Order; (b) The Respondent not serve as his own treasurer for future campaigns or his surplus funds account; and (c) The $15,000 non-suspended portion of the penalty is paid within 30 days from the date of the order.)
$15,000 on 11/19/2018

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