34th District Democrats (2): Alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to timely and accurately report contributions and expenditures (EY 19; Dec 19)




34th District Democratic Organization


Glen Morgan


The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed on December 30, 2019. The complaint alleged that 34th Legislative District Democrats, a bona fide legislative district party committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports) during calendar year 2019.

PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements;  the applicable PDC reports filed by Kelly Skahan on behalf of her client; and queried the Respondent’s data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.

On July 16, 2020, the PDC received a completed Statement of Understanding (SOU) that was signed by Benjamin M. Reilly, Committee Treasurer. The SOU was accompanied by a $450 payment for the civil penalty that was assessed in this matter in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule.) The $450 civil penalty resolves the allegations listed in your complaint against the 34th Legislative District Democrats for failing to timely file C-3 and C-4 reports during calendar year 2019.

Based on the resolution of this matter through an SOU, PDC staff is dismissing this matter in accordance with WAC 390-37-070.


Resolved through Statement of Understanding

Date Opened

December 30, 2019

Areas of Law

RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240


Total penalties: $450

Balance Due: $0

34th District Democrats

$450 on 07/16/2020 (Paid)

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