McCabe, Gina: Alleged violations of Chapter 42.17A RCW for personal use of campaign funds, failure to register and report surplus account, and failure to accurately and timely report debts, contributions, and expenditures (EY 16, Sep 17)




Gina McCabe


Walter Smith


A complaint was filed against Gina McCabe, an incumbent State Representative for the 14th Legislative District and a candidate seeking re-election to that office in 2016, alleging violations of RCW 42.17A.235 by failing to timely file Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contributions and Expenditures reports; and RCW 42.17A.430 by failing to timely disclose expenditure details for the Gina McCabe Surplus funds account. 

Gina Mosbrucker f/k/a Gina McCabe, completed an SOU, paid a $300 civil penalty, and acknowledged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 for failing to timely file C-3 and C-4 reports, resolving the allegations concerning the late filed reports.  Based on the facts that the Campaign hired a new Treasurer and timely filed C-3 and C-4 reports for the 2018 election, and brought the surplus funds account reports into compliance, PDC staff has determined that the facts in this instance do not amount to a finding of an actual violation warranting further investigation for the remaining allegations. 

PDC staff reminded Gina Mosbrucker about the importance of filing timely and accurate C-3 and C-4 reports, including for the surplus funds account, and to timely and accurately file C-3 and C-4 for her 2020 re-election campaign, and her surplus funds account in accordance with PDC laws and rules. 

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


Resolved through Statement of Understanding

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

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