Spokane for Honest Government - Alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235, .240, and .255 (October 2016).

Case

#9059

Respondent

Randy Marler

Complainant

Gretchen McDevitt

Description

The complaint alleged that Spokane for Honest Government, a political committee that received funding from the Spokane Firefighters Union and its political committees, may have failed to timely report independent expenditures and electioneering communications on C-6 reports during the 2015 Spokane City Council elections, as required by RCW 42.17A.260 and .305; and may have failed to adequately describe the purpose of expenditures for media buys on timely filed C-4 reports, as required by RCW 42.17A.240 and WAC 390-16-037.   At an enforcement hearing held October 26, 2017, the Commission found that Spokane for Honest Government violated RCW 42.17A.260, .305, and .240, and assessed a $10,000 penalty with $3,000 suspended, provided the committee is not found to have committed further violations during the next four years, and meets its filing obligations for 2017 following the hearing.

Disposition

Violation Found by Commission

Date Opened

October 20, 2016

Areas of Law

RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.260, RCW 42.17A.305, WAC 390-16-037

Penalties

Total penalties: $10,000

Balance Due: 0

Randy Marler

Penalty
$10,000 (Paid $2,000 on Feb 27 2018 Paid $5,000 on April 12 2018)
Suspended
$3,000
Payments
$2,000 on 02/27/2018
$5,000 on 04/12/2018

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