Benton County Democratic Central Committee - Alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.205, .235, and .240, failing to register and report as a political committee (Aug 2015)




Benton County Democratic Central Committee, David Rose, Chair


Marilyn Moore


The complaint alleges that the Benton County Democratic Central Committee (BCDCC), a bona-fide county party organization, failed to update the Committee Registration or timely disclose contribution and expenditure activities since October of 2014.

At the February 23, 2017 Commission meeting, the Commission accepted the signed Stipulation of Facts and Violations that had been agreed to by PDC staff and the BCDCC. The Commission assessed a total civil penalty of $3,000 against the BCDCC, of which $2,000 is suspended on the conditions the BCDCC pays the $1,000 non-suspended portion of the penalty within 30 days of the date of this Order; and commits no further violations of RCW 42.17A or WAC 390 for four years from the date of this Order.


Violation Found by Commission

Date Opened

February 05, 2016

Areas of Law

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


Total penalties: $2,000

Balance Due: $0

Benton County Democratic Central Committee, David Rose, Chair

$2,000 (Penalty Paid 4/3/2017)
$1,000 on 04/03/2017

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