Politicians, judges, and other political groups caught and exposed by Glen Morgan for breaking the law

Over the years, this author has exposed so many politicians, political organizations, unions, and judges for breaking Washington State law – it has become necessary to provide one place where this list can be easily referenced.

This list is organized first in a quick summary detailing the name, date of settlement, the type of settlement, and the amount of total settlement (if applicable). After that, details for cases are provided organized into the following categories:

  • Washington Attorney General lawsuits initiated by author’s complaints
  • Political Committees which have “dissolved” in an effort to escape legal liability exposed by author’s complaints.
  • Citizen Action Notice lawsuit settlements filed on behalf of Washington State by author based on author’s complaints (Legislature made this essentially illegal after passing “Stop Glen Morgan” bill in 2018.
  • Fines imposed by the Public Disclosure Commission (and other similar local agencies like the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission) initiated by author’s complaints. This includes Washington State Legislative Ethics Board decisions as well.
  • Official Warning Letters sent by the Public Disclosure Commission documenting and verifying formal violations based on author’s complaints. These are considered official sanction letters on the lawbreakers.

Where possible, all original source documents are linked and can be viewed or downloaded below. List is updated frequently:

List of politicians, PACs, and others exposed and fined for breaking the law (so far)

  1. Kennewick Citizens Levy and Bond Committee PAC – June 13, 2024 – PDC fine – $150
  2. Jeanne Legault (Treasurer for Andrew Melvin Ikechukwu Ashiofu) – June 6, 2024 – PDC fine – $500
  3. Andrew Melvin Ikechukwu Ashiofu (37th LD candidate for Legislature) – June 6, 2024 – PDC fine – $500
  4. Question PAC – May 30, 2024 – PDC fine – $300
  5. Evan Merritt (Snohomish County Fire Commissioner candidate) – April 18, 2024 – Forfeit illegal overlimit contributions – $1,000
  6. Jeannette Twitty (Tacoma Port Commission candidate) – April 17, 2024 – PDC fine – $200
  7. Betsy Wilkerson (Spokane City Council) – April 4, 2024 – Forfeit illegal overlimit contribution- $239
  8. Washington Against Discrimination Everywhere (WADE) PAC – March 19, 2024 – PDC fine – $1,000
  9. Washington Education Association PAC – February 9, 2024 – PDC fine – $150
  10. Washington State Nurse Association PAC – November 7, 2023 – Forfeiture of illegally deposited funds – $6,740
  11. Whatcom County Democrats – October 31, 2023 – Forfeiture illegal overlimit anonymous funds – $676.68
  12. Clark County Democrats – October 30, 2023 – Forfeiture illegal candidate contributions (2 of them) – $225
  13. Yes to East King County PUD PAC – October 24, 2023 – Forfeiture illegal overlimit anonymous funds – $438.94
  14. Rural American United PAC – Oct 12, 2023 – Forfeiture illegal overlimit funds – $10
  15. Ty Stober (Vancouver City Council) – Oct 11, 2023 – Forfeiture illegal overlimit funds – $1,000
  16. Bartholomew Hansen (Vancouver City Council) – Oct 11, 2023 – Forfeiture illegal overlimit funds – $1,000
  17. James “JJ” Johnson (Spokane Valley City Council candidate) – Oct 9, 2023 – Forfeiture illegal overlimit funds $500
  18. Senator Manka Dhingra (45th LD) – July 25, 2023 – WA State Legislative Ethics Board – fine of $250, plus reimburse to State $92.43.
  19. Joshua Binda (Lynwood City Council) – July 24, 2023 – PDC Fine $300
  20. Nicholas Dunning (Lacey City Council candidate) – July 10, 2023 – Forfeiture illegal overlimit funds – $5,000
  21. Spencer Zeman (Lacey City Council candidate) – July 9, 2023 – Forfeiture of illegal overlimit funds – $3,000
  22. Citizens for Ridgefield Schools PAC – May 31, 2023 – PDC Fine $150
  23. Support Ferndale Schools PAC – May 18, 2023 – Forfeiture of illegal overlimit anonymous funds – $130
  24. Joshua Binda (Lynwood City Council) – January 26, 2023 – PDC Fine $1000 + forfeit illegally used funds – $2,913.09
  25. Steven Drew (Thurston County Assessor) – January 17, 2023 – PDC Fine $150 + refund extorted funds – $250
  26. Krystal Marx (Burien City Council) – July 21, 2022 – PDC Fine – $600
  27. Arman Papyan (Tukwila City Council candidate) – June 29, 2022 – Forfeit personal funds he attempted to steal from campaign – $300
  28. 38th LD Democrats – February 28, 2022 – Forfeit illegal overlimit funds – $4,500
  29. Democratic Association of Secretary of States – January 11, 2021 – PDC Fine – $300
  30. Jennifer Tyler, Chelan County Sheriff candidate (I or D) – Dec 14, 2020 – PDC Fine – $571.25
  31. Committee to recall Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney PAC – Dec 5, 2020 – PDC Fine – $300
  32. Omari Tahir-Garrett, State Governor candidate(D) – Nov 10, 2020 – PDC Fine – $500 + $1000 (failure to pay – July 2021)
  33. Eastside Democratic Dinner Committee PAC – Sept. 11, 2020 – Forfeit illegal funds – $1,000
  34. Steve Hall (former Manager of City of Olympia) – July 23, 2020 – PDC Fine – $10,000
  35. 34th LD Democrats – July 23, 2020 – PDC Fine – $450
  36. Grays Harbor County Democratic Party – July 6, 2020 – PDC Fine – $900
  37. Rep. Sharon Santos (37th LD) – June 19, 2020 – PDC Fine – $900
  38. Citizens for Sequim Schools Bond 4 PAC – May 14, 2020 – PDC Fine – $150
  39. WA Teamsters Legislative League PAC – May 8, 2020 – PDC Fine – $1,000
  40. WA State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler – April 16, 2020 – PDC Fine – $150
  41. Rep. David Sawyer (29th LD) – April 10, 2020 – PDC Fine – $1,000
  42. Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund PAC – April 7, 2020 – PDC Fine – $300
  43. Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants PAC – Mar 3, 2020 – PDC Fine – $2,500
  44. Senator Mona Das (47th LD) – Feb 27,2020 – State Leg Ethics Board – $500
  45. Satpal Sidhu (Whatcom County Executive cand.) – Oct 22, 2019 – personal funds forfeit – $1,380
  46. Political Destiny PAC – Oct 18, 2019 – Cit Act. Sanctions – $1,300
  47. WANA PAC – Oct 14, 2019 – Forfeit – $130
  48. Rep. Debra Lekanoff (40th LD) – Oct 2, 2019 – Forfeit – $40
  49. Artur Wojnowski (Pt Angeles City Council) – Sept 27, 2019 – PDC Fine –$150
  50. Erinn Howell (Bremerton City Council cand.) – Sept 23, 2019 – PDC Fine – $100
  51. WEA-PAC – September 23, 2019 – Citizen Action Lawsuit Settlement – $19,354.08
  52. Daniel Satterberg (King County Prosecutor) – Sept 9, 2019 – Forfeit –$464.18
  53. Kathryn Campbell (SeaTac City Council) – Aug 28,2019 – PDC Fine – $150
  54. Yes for Libraries! PAC – August 8, 2019 – Forfeit funds – $45
  55. Pedro Olguin (Burien City Council) – Aug 5, 2019 – PDC Fine – $900
  56. 38th LD Democrats – July 23, 2019 – PDC Fine/Forfeit funds – $5,150
  57. Sheryl Miller (Pend Oreille commissioner candidate) June 27, 2019 – PDC fine – $5,000
  58. Clark County Democrats – June 27, 2019 – Citizen Action Lawsuit Settlement- $6,000
  59. Rep. John Lovick (44th LD) – June 21, 2019 -PDC fine – $900
  60. Represent Okanogan County PAC – June 7, 2019 – Forfeit funds – $950
  61. Ehren Flygare (Lobbyist) – April 24, 2019 – PDC fine – $450
  62. Jim Cooper (Olympia City Council)– April 19, 2019 – Citizen Action Lawsuit Fine- $250
  63. 39th LD Democrats – April 17, 2019 – Forfeit funds – $450.29
  64. Pacific County Democrats – April 26, 2019 – PDC fine + forfeit – $875
  65. Rep. Larry Seaquist – March 18, 2019 – PDC fine – $300
  66. UFCW Local 21 PAC – Feb 14, 2019 – PDC fine – $40,000
  67. 25th LD Democrats – Jan 28, 2019 – PDC fine – $750
  68. Active in Democracy PAC – Jan 18, 2019 – PDC fine – $300
  69. Jim CastroLang – (SCCD Exec Dir) – Dec 20, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $1,500
  70. Shir Regev (8th LD candidate) – Dec 12, 2018 – PDC fine – $300
  71. Spokane County Democrats (SCCD) – Nov 27, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $83,300
  72. Justin Galloway – (SCCD Treasurer) – Nov 21, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $500
  73. LM PAC (private PAC run by Laurie Jenkins, speaker of the house)– Nov 12, 2018 – PDC fine $300
  74. Nathan Choi (candidate, appellate judge) – Nov 9, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $41,519.21
  75. George Hurst(candidate, Lynwood Mayor) – Nov 9, 2018 – PDC fine – $300
  76. 36th LD Democrats – Oct 16, 2018 – Citizen Action lawsuit settlement- $7,805
  77. $15 NOW PAC – Sept 14, 2018 – PDC fine – $150
  78. Tamborine Borrelli (2nd LD candidate) – Sept 4, 2018 – PDC fine $300
  79. King County Democrats – June 29, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $36,797
  80. Councilmember Jim Cooper (Olympia City Council) – June 15, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $1,125
  81. Thurston County Democrats – June 15, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $27,426
  82. Teresa Purcell (19th LD candidate) – May 25, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $22,395
  83. San Juan County Democrats – April 19, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $13,105
  84. Clallam County Democrats – April 18, 2018 – Cit. Action lawsuit – $12,100
  85. Sharlaine LaClair (40th LD candidate) – April 6, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $2,500
  86. Bailey Stober (Chair, King County Dems) – Mar 21, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $5,015.74
  87. Walla Walla Firefighters PAC – Mar 9, 2018 – Citizen Action lawsuit settlement- $11,237.50.
  88. Eastside Democratic Dinner Committee – Mar 6, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $6,925
  89. Senator Karen Fraser (22nd LD) – Feb 27, 2018 – Citizen Action lawsuit settlement- $27,472
  90. Kittitas County Democrats – Feb 26, 2018 – AG lawsuit – $28,182
  91. Rep. Monica Stonier (49th LD) – Jan 30, 2018 – Citizen Action lawsuit settlement- $6,215
  92. Judge Katherine Stolz (Pierce County) – Jan 18, 2018 – Citizen Action lawsuit settlement- $13,740
  93. Tukwila Firefighters for Democracy PAC – December 8, 2017 – Citizen Action lawsuit settlement- $23,038
  94. 37th Leg. District Dems – Nov 27, 2017 – Forfeit illegal funds – $358.51
  95. Rep. Jeff Morris (40th LD) – Nov 20, 2017 – AG lawsuit – $1,130
  96. Pierce County Democrats – Oct 27, 2017 – AG lawsuit – $38,520
  97. WA & N. Idaho Dist. Council Laborers PAC – Sept 22, 2017 – AG lawsuit – $36,310
  98. People for Thurston County PAC – Aug 24, 2017 – Citizen Action lawsuit settlement- $14,640
  99. Rep. Strom Peterson (21st LD) – Aug 15, 2017 – AG lawsuit – $11,950
  100. Senator Sam Hunt (22nd LD) – July 14, 2017 – AG lawsuit – $6,475
  101. Speaker Frank Chopp (43rd LD) – Mar 14, 2017 – AG lawsuit + forfeit – $8,167
  102. Kelsey Hulse (Thurston County Commission candidate) – Mar 2, 2017 – AG lawsuit –$2,920
  103. Councilmember Kshama Sawant (Seattle City Council) – Feb 21, 2017 – SEEC fine – $150
  104. Jay Manning (Dept Ecology Director/Gov Chief of Staff) – Feb 13, 2017 – AG lawsuit – $6,385

List of Political Organizations that have “dissolved” 

The following political committees have “dissolved” in an effort to avoid complying with the law or explicitly to avoid addressing legal liability exposed by author’s complaints:

  1. Island County Democratic Party PAC – This group decided to dissolve after the author’s original PDC complaint filed June 30, 2017(linked here) forced them to realize how illegal their activity had been. This author filed a second complaint against this group on December 10, 2017 (linked here). They transferred all their assets to the State Democratic Party in what is called “fraudulent conveyance.” This group is still in court in a Citizen Action lawsuit filed on behalf of the State by this author (see PDC notice about this linked here). Also see this article about a Thurston County Superior Court judge rejecting their dissolution. Their official notice of dissolution from their lawyers dated November 3, 2017 linked here. See early story about this here.
  2. Pacific County Democratic Party PAC – This group decided to dissolve after the author’s original PDC complaint filed on August 16, 2017 (linked here) forced them to realize how illegal their activity had been. They transferred all their assets to the State Democratic Party (about $17,000 – see this PDC report) in a fraudulent conveyance scheme. Author followed up with second complaint on March 26, 2018 (linked here). See article here. Note: This will be a good test to see if the PDC is relevant for cases like this. To date, the PDC has not yet referred this case to the AG for prosecution, although   the PDC director has weighed in on this issue in a similar case (see letter linked here). Update: The PDC issued a $300 fine (linked here), which was received April 11, 2019. The PDC also forced them to forfeit another $575 in illegal anonymous contributions sent December 21, 2018 (linked here). In order to pay these fines, they had to “temporarily” reconstitute themselves as a PAC, then promptly dissolve again.
  3. 43rd Legislative District Democrats PAC – This group, located in downtown Seattle, decided to dissolve after the author’s original PDC complaint filed August 24, 2017 (linked here) forced them to realize how illegal their activity had been. This author filed a second complaint against this group on December 27, 2017 (linked here). They transferred all their assets to the State Democratic Party in what is called “fraudulent conveyance.” This group is still in court in a Citizen Action lawsuit filed on behalf of the State by this author (see PDC notice about this linked here). Also see this article about a Thurston County Superior Court judge rejecting a similar dissolution effort by a different PAC. Their official notice of dissolution from their lawyers dated November 27, 2017 linked here. See early story about this here.
  4. 11th Legislative District Democrats PAC – This group, located in the Renton/ South Seattle area, decided to dissolve after the author’s original PDC complaint filed July 19, 2017 (linked here) forced them to realize how illegal their activity had been. This author filed a second complaint against this group on September 21, 2017 (linked here), and a third complaint on December 27, 2017 (linked here). They transferred all their assets to the State Democratic Party in what is called “fraudulent conveyance.” This group is still in court in a Citizen Action lawsuit filed on behalf of the State by this author (see PDC notice about this linked here). Also see this article about a Thurston County Superior Court judge rejecting a similar dissolution effort by a different PAC. Their official notice of dissolution from their lawyers dated November 13, 2017 linked here. See early story about this here.
  5. 49th Legislative District Democrats PAC – This group, located in Vancouver, WA, also decided to dissolve after the author’s original PDC complaint filed October 12, 2017 (linked here) forced them to realize how illegal their activity had been. The Columbian reported on this event in January of 2018 linked here.
  6. Washington & North Idaho District Council Laborers PAC – After this PAC was exposed for breaking the law with this author’s original complaint filed on May 22, 2017 linked here. See story linked here. The AG filed lawsuit against them on August 1, 2017 with a final settlement signed September 22, 2017 linked here. Total settlement of $36,310.  Note – shortly after this settlement, the author found additional violations of the campaign finance laws (see link), but the PDC gave them a free pass as the PAC decided to dissolve (see final letter here).
  7. Walla Walla Firefighters PAC. See story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author August 12, 2017 linked here. Citizen Action Notice on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on December 17, 2017 as Thurston County Case #17-2-06763-34 linked here. Final settlement signed March 9, 2018 (linked here). Total settlement of $11,237.50. This PAC was dissolved shortly after this settlement was finalized and no longer exists.

List of Washington State Attorney General Settlements

This is the list of cases which begain with PDC complaints filed by the author. The author then also notified the AG through a Citizen Action Notice process to force the AG to enforce the state’s campaign finance laws. For a while, the AG was enforcing the law, and these are those cases which have been settled so far.

  1. Nathan Choi (State Appellate Court Judge Candidate) – Article linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on November 22, 2017 (linked here). AG filed lawsuit February 16, 2018 – Thurston County Case #18-2-00951-34 linked here. Final stipulated judgement was entered November 9, 2018 – Total fine of $11,250, plus $24,589.80 in attorney fees, plus $5,196.75 in costs, and $482.66 in court costs for a grand total of $41,519.21.
  2. Jim CastroLang (Spokane County Democratic Party Executive Director) -Original PDC complaint filed by this author on March 16, 2017 linked here. AG filed lawsuit May 12, 2017 – Thurston County Case #17-2-02837-34 linked here. Final settlement signed December 20, 2018 (linked here). No 3rd Party Subpoenas. Press release Christmas Eve (linked here). Total settlement of $1500.  Friendly easy payment plan over one year. No court costs were assessed. Settlements with former Treasurer Justin Galloway and Spokane County Democratic Party were resolved in same lawsuit.
  3. Spokane County Democratic Party – Story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on March 16, 2017 linked here. AG filed lawsuit May 12, 2017 – Thurston County Case #17-2-02837-34 linked here. Final settlement signed November 27, 2018 (linked here). No 3rd Party Subpoenas. Press release Christmas Eve (linked here). Total settlement of $83,300. Total fine of $72,000 with half suspended for 4 years. Friendly payment plan over 4 years. Another $11,300 in court, legal, investigative costs. Settlements with former Treasurer Justin Galloway and former Executive Jim CastoLang were resolved in same lawsuit. Note: Former PDC Commissioner Mike Connelly was the Spokane Count Democrat’s attorney in this matter.
  4. Justin Galloway (Spokane County Democratic Party Treasurer) -Original PDC complaint filed by this author on March 16, 2017 linked here. AG filed lawsuit May 12, 2017 – Thurston County Case #17-2-02837-34 linked here. Final settlement signed November 21, 2018 (linked here). No 3rd Party Subpoenas. Press release Christmas Eve (linked here). Total settlement of $500.  No court costs were assessed. Settlements with former Executive Director Jim CastroLang and Spokane County Democratic Party were resolved in same lawsuit.
  5. King County Democratic Party – Story linked here. Original Citizen Action Notice filed by author based on ignored PDC complaint from 2016. AG files lawsuit May 12, 2017 – Thurston County Case #17-2-02836-34 linked here. Author files additional PDC complaints linked here and here. AG amends lawsuit June 8, 2018 to include additional violations identified by this author (linked here). Final settlement signed June 29, 2018 (linked here). Settlement completed just before July 4, 2018. No 3rd Party Subpoenas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement of $36,797.Total fine of $24,055 with $12,027.50 suspended 4 years. Friendly payment plan spread over 4 years. Another $12,742 in court, legal, investigative costs.
  6. Democrat candidate for Thurston County Commission Jim Cooper. See story linked here. Also story linked here. Original PDC Complaint filed by this author on October 17, 2016 linked here. Original warning letter from PDC linked here. The AG filed lawsuit on December 19, 2016 Thurston County Case #16-2-04960-34 linked here. This author assisted the AG with additional PDC complaints pointing out additional violations linked hereherehere, and here. The AG settled lawsuit on June 15, 2018 linked hereNo 3rd Party Subpoenas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement costs of $1,125. Fine only with no court or legal costs imposed.
  7. Thurston County Democratic Party – Story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by author January 3, 2017 linked here. March 6, 2017 – AG files lawsuit – Thurston County Case #17-2-00972-34 linked here. Author files additional PDC complaints linked herehereherehere, and here. AG amends lawsuit May 8, 2018 to include additional violations identified by this author (linked here). Final settlement signed June 15, 2018 (linked here). No 3rd Party Subpoenas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement of $27,426. Total fine of $16,686, with half suspended for 4 years. Friendly payment plan spread over years. Another $10,740 in court, legal, investigative costs.
  8. Democratic Party candidate for 19th LD state house seat Teresa Purcell. See story linked here. Original PDC complaints filed by this author October 13, 2016 linked here. AG files lawsuit on December 19, 2016 – Thurston County Case #16-2-04959-34 linked here. This author filed additional follow-up complaints linked hereherehere, and here . These led to additional violations being added to the final lawsuit, which was amended by the AG (see final amended lawsuit linked here). Final settlement was signed May 25, 2018 linked hereNo 3rd Party Subpoenas. One friendly press release, which allowed Purcell a nice quote, which is highly irregular. Total settlement of $22,395. Total fine of $18,395, with $8k suspended for 4 years. $4,000 in court, legal, and investigative costs (which is exceptionally low considering the motion practice on this case). Note – Teresa Purcell’s nephew is the solicitor general in the AG’s office, although everyone claims this didn’t influence Purcell’s treatment in this case.
  9. San Juan County Democratic Party – Story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by author April 26, 2017 linked here. AG filed lawsuit on June 28, 2017 – Thurston County Case #17-2-03876-34 linked here. Final settlement was signed April 19, 2018linked hereNo 3rd Party Subpoenas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement of $13,105. Total fine of $8220, with half suspended for 4 years. $4885 in court, legal, investigative costs.
  10. Democrat candidate for state legislature in 42nd LD Sharlaine LaClair. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on February 7, 2017 linked here. The AG filed lawsuit on April 10, 2017 Thurston County Case #17-2-2222-34 linked here. The AG settled lawsuit on April 6, 2018 linked hereNo 3rd Party subpoenas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement of $2500. A fine of $2500 with half suspended for 4 years. No court costs.
  11. Bailey Stober (Chair, King County Democrats) – Story linked here and here. Original PDC complaint filed by author linked here and here. AG filed a lawsuit against Stober as King County Case #17-2-16162-4 KNT. For a failure to produce documents, On March 21, 2018 Stober was fined $5,015.74 for attorney fees and costs (linked here).
  12. Eastside Democratic Dinner Committee – Story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by author April 21, 2017 linked here. AG filed lawsuit on June 19, 2017 – King County Case #17-2-15750-3 SEA linked here. Final settlement was signed March 6, 2018 linked hereNo 3rd Party Subpoenas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement of $6,925. Total fine of $2,785, with half suspended for 4 years. $4,140 in court, legal, investigative costs.
  13. Kittitas County Democratic Party – Story linked here. Original PDC Complaints filed by author May 7, 2017 linked here and on September 29, 2017 linked here. AG files lawsuit on July 14, 2017 – Thurston County Case #17-2-04103-34 linked here. The second complaint filed by this author forced the AG to amend the lawsuit to add additional violations (see AG letter here). Final settlement was signed February 26, 2018 (linked here). No 3rd Party Subpoenas. No press release upon settlement (although they did issue a friendly Tweet on March 5, 2018). Total settlement of $28,182. Total fine of $15,825, with half suspended for 6 years. Forced to remit $5,217 directly to the State Treasurer (due to illegal anonymous sources). $6,740 in court, legal, investigative costs. Note – due to previous history of violating campaign finance laws (see previous PDC fine), they were already on probation, so they had to pay the remainder of a $400 fine as an additional consequence.
  14. Democrat State Representative Jeff Morris (40th LD). See story linked here. Original PDC complaint was filed by this author on January 26, 2017 linked here. The AG filed the lawsuit on April 10, 2017 Thurston County Case #17-2-02224-34 linked here. Final settlement was signed on November 20, 2017 linked hereNo 3rd Party subpoenas. No Press Release upon settlement. Total settlement of $1,130. A micro fine of $170. $960 in court, legal, and investigative costs.
  15. Pierce County Democratic Party – Story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by author May 18, 2017 linked here. AG filed lawsuit – Thurston County Case #17-2-04616-34 linked here. Final settlement signed October 27, 2017 (linked here). No 3rd Party Subponeas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement of $38,520. Total fine of $31,780, with half suspended for 4 years. First ever – friendly payment plan spread over years. Another $6,740 in court, legal, investigative costs. Note – former PDC Director Evelyn Lopez was legal counsel for Pierce County Democratic Party.
  16. Washington & North Idaho District Council Laborers PAC – Story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author May 22, 2017 linked here. AG filed lawsuit on August 1, 2017 – Thurston County Case #17-0-04408-34 linked here. Final settlement was signed September 22, 2017 linked hereNo 3rd Party Subpoenas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement of $36,310. Total fine of $30,695, with half suspended for 4 years. $5,615 in court, legal, investigative costs. Note – shortly after this settlement, the author found additional violations of the campaign finance laws (see link), but the PDC gave them a free pass as the PAC decided to dissolve (see final letter here).
  17. Democrat State Rep Strom Peterson (21st LD). See story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on February 7, 2017 linked here. AG filed lawsuit on April 10, 2017 Thurston County Case #17-2-02223-34 linked here. AG settled lawsuit on August 15, 2017 linked hereNo 3rd Party subpoenas. No Press Release upon settlement. Total settlement of $11,950. A fine of $8,710 with half suspended for 4 years. $3,240 in court, legal, and investigative costs.
  18. Democratic State Senator Sam Hunt (22nd LD). See story linked here and here . Original PDC complaint was filed by this author on October 22, 2016 linked here. Additional complaints were filed by this author against Hunter (linked here and here). The AG filed the lawsuit on February 24, 2017 Thurston County Case #17-2-00849-34 linked here. Final settlement was signed July 14, 2017 linked hereNo 3rd Party Subponeas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement of $6,475. Total fine of $2,735, with half suspended for 4 years. $3,740 in court, legal, and investigative costs. Note – Senator Hunt was one of this author’s original inspirations for learning about campaign finance laws when he wrote this letter to the PDC telling them (accurately) that I was ignorant about the campaign finance laws. (A side note update – a few years later, Senator Hunt was caught violating the state’s legislative ethics laws as well – and was fined $1,000 in 2019 – see here)
  19. Democratic Party Speaker of the House Frank Chopp (43rd LD). See story linked here and here. Original PDC complaint was filed by this author on December 28, 2016 linked here. The AG filed the lawsuit on February 24, 2017 Thurston County Case #17-2-00847-34 linked here. Final settlement was signed March 14, 2017 linked hereNo 3rd Party Subpoenas. There was a press release linked here. Total settlement of $6,880 (not including the $1200 in illegal personal expenses he had to reimburse his campaign). Total fine of $3,480 with half suspended for 4 years. $4,729.78 in court, legal, and investigative costs.
  20. Democrat candidate for Thurston County Commission Kelsey Hulse. See story linked here. Original PDC Complaint filed by this author on October 18, 2016 linked here. AG files lawsuit on February 24, 2017 Thurston County Case #17-2-00848-34 linked here. The AG settled lawsuit on March 2, 2017 linked here. No 3rd Party Subpoenas. No press release upon settlement. Total settlement costs of $2,920. A fine of $1,030, with half suspended for 4 years. $1,890 in court, legal and investigative costs imposed.
  21. Former Department of Ecology Director, and Former Chief of Staff Jay Manning. See story linked here, and here, and here (additional campaign finance violation settlement for a PAC he managed on behalf of cult leader JZ Knight). Original PDC complaint filed by this author on December 8, 2016 linked here. The AG filed lawsuit on February 3, 2017 Thurston County Case #17-2-00373-34 linked here. AG settled lawsuit on February 13, 2017 linked hereNo 3rd Party subpoenas. Press release issued lumping his settlement with another one linked here. Total settlement of $6,385. A fine of $3,145 with half suspended for 4 years. $3,240 in court, legal, and investigative costs.

List of Citizen Action Notice Settlements

The following is a list of Citizen Action Notice lawsuits which have been settled. Each case began with a PDC complaint filed by the author, and a formal notice to the AG so that they could, at their discretion, enforce the law. These are cases where the AG refused or was unable to enforce the law. The author did so on behalf of the State of Washington. All fines collected in this process go to the State of Washington.

  1. Political Destiny PAC. Original PDC complaint filed on November 3, 2017 (linked here). Case is still in court. Recently sanctions of $1,300 were awarded by Thurston County Superior Court Judge on October 18, 2019 (linked here)
  2. Clark County Democratic Party. See story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author April 10, 2017 linked here. A second PDC complaint was filed by this author on September 19, 2017 linked here. Citizen Action Notice filed on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on April 5, 2018 as Thurston County Case #18-2-01781-34. Final settlement was agreed on June 27, 2019 (linked here). Total settlement of $6,000. Total fine of $3,000. No suspension. $3,000 in legal and court costs is the remained of the settlement. Note: A third complaint filed by a different person was filed against this same committee on December 7, 2018 (linked here) and this resulted in a separate PDC warning letter to the committee (linked here).
  3. 36th Legislative District Democrats. Original PDC complaint filed by this author July 18, 2017 linked here. Citizen Action Notice filed on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on March 19, 2018 as Thurston County Case #18-2-01496-34. Final settlement was signed on October 16, 2018 (linked here). Total settlement of $7,805. Total fine of $2,500, of which $500 was paid to the State of Washington immediately, and the remaining $2,000 was suspended for four years. Another $5,305 in court, legal, and investigative costs.
  4. Clallam County Democratic Party. See story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author September 19, 2017 linked here. Citizen Action Notice filed on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on December 26, 2017 as Thurston County Case #17-2-06762-34 linked here. Final settlement was signed April 18, 2018 (linked here). Total settlement of $12,100. Total fine of $6,373.50, of which $1,347.50 was paid to the State of Washington immediately, and the remaining $5,390.00 was suspended for four years. Another $5,362.50 in court, legal, and investigative costs.
  5. Democrat Senator Karen Fraser (22nd LD). See story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author July 17, 2017 linked here. Citizen Action Notice filed on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on December 26, 2017 as Thurston County Case #17-2-06761-34. Final settlement was signed February 27, 2018 (linked here). Total settlement of $27,472.23. The largest portion was a requirement that she return $16,272.23 to her campaign which was illegally taken for personal use. Total fine of $6,000, with $1,000 paid immediately to the State of Washington, and the remaining $5,000 suspended for two years. Another $5,200 in court, legal, investigative costs.
  6. Democrat Representative Monica Stonier (49th LD). See story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author September 9, 2017 linked here. Citizen Action Notice filed on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on December 14, 2017 as Thurston County Case #17-2-06579-34. Final settlement was signed January 30, 2018 (linked here). Total settlement of $6,215. Total fine of $2,900 with half suspended for two years, and the other half payable immediately to the State of Washington. Another $3,315 in court, legal costs.
  7. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Katherine Stolz. See story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author August 16, 2017 linked here. Citizen Action Notice filed on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on November 6, 2017 as Thurston County Case #17-2-05915-34. Final settlement was signed January 18, 2018 (linked here). Total settlement for $13, 740. Total fine of $10,000, with $9,000 suspended for four years, and $1,000 payable immediately to the State of Washington. Another $3,740 in court, legal costs.
  8. Walla Walla Firefighters PAC. See story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author August 12, 2017 linked here. Citizen Action Notice on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on December 17, 2017 as Thurston County Case #17-2-06763-34 linked here. Final settlement signed March 9, 2018 (linked here). Total settlement of $11,237.50. Total fine of $6,000, with $1,000 paid immediately to the State of Washington, and the remaining  $5,000 suspended for four years. Another $5,237.50 in court, legal, investigative costs. Note: This PAC was dissolved shortly after this settlement was finalized and no longer exists.
  9. Tukwila Firefighters for Democracy PAC. See story linked here. Original PDC complaint filed by this author July 10, 2017 linked here. Citizen Action Notice on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on October 19, 2017 as Thurston County Case #17-2-05613-34. Final settlement signed December 8, 2017 (linked here). Total settlement of $23,038. Total fine of $19,038.25, with $4,759.56 paid immediately to the State of Washington, and the remaining  $14,278.56 suspended for four years. Another $4,300 in court, legal, investigative costs was paid.
  10. People for Thurston County PAC (sponsored by JZ Knight). See story linked here and here. Original series of PDC complaints filed by this author starting on October 18, 2016 linked here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Citizen Action Notice on behalf of the State of Washington was filed on May 10, 2017 as Thurston County Case #17-2-02568-34 linked here. Final settlement signed August 24, 2017 (linked here). Total settlement of $14,640. Total fine of $5,000, with $1,000 paid immediately to the State of Washington, and the remaining $4,000 suspended for four years. Another $9,640 in court, legal, investigative costs was paid. Note: Jay Manning, former Director of the Department of Ecology and former Chief of Staff to Governor Gregoire as PAC Director. PAC was mostly funded by disgraced cult leader JZ Knight. Settlement was paid by Christian Sinderman, a major Democratic Party consultant and the Washington State Democrats.

List of politicians and groups fined (or forced to forfeit funds) by the PDC, SEEC, or Ethics Board (so far)

  1. Kennewick Citizens Levy and Bond Committee PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed August 21, 2023 (linked here). The PDC issued a $150 fine and a Statement of Understanding settlement agreement signed June 5, 2024 (linked here), and notified with warning letter on June 13, 2024 (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found here. Note: Oddly enough, PDC staff also filed a different and overlapping complaint against this PAC which was included in the settlement agreement (See this additional case file linked here).
  2. Jeanne Legault (Treasurer for Andrew Melvin Ikechukwu Ashiofu) – Original PDC complaint was filed September 15, 2022 (linked here). The PDC issued a $500 fine to Legault in addition to a $500 fine to her candidate (see below) (linked here). A memorandum of understanding acknowledging violation was signed April 15, 2024 (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found here. Note: This investigation took over 20 months to resolve. It is rare that Treasurers are actually fined for their failure to follow the law. The candidate was also fined (see below).
  3. Andrew Melvin Ikechukwu Ashiofu (37th LD candidate for Legislature) – Original PDC complaint was filed September 15, 2022 (linked here). The PDC issued a $500 fine on June 6, 2024 (linked here). A memorandum of understanding acknowledging violation was signed April 16, 2024 (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found here. Note: This investigation took over 20 months to resolve. The treasurer was also found guilty of violations and was fined, see above.
  4. Question PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed August 16, 2023 (linked here). A second complaint was filed August 19, 2023 (linked here). The PDC issued a $300 fine on May 30, 2024 (linked here). A very lengthy memo was produced by PDC staff in this case (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found here. Note: This PAC was completely screwed up by a Leftist activist who never made any attempt to comply with the law.
  5. Jeannette Twitty (Tacoma Port Commission candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 3, 2023 (linked here). The PDC issued a $200 fine on March 28, 2023 (linked here). Additionally, PDC issued a lengthy Warning Letter (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found here. Note: this candidate had committed this violation before and been warned by the PDC previously.
  6. Washington Against Discrimination Everywhere PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed February 16, 2023 (linked here). A supplemental PDC complaint was filed on September 7, 2023 (linked here), and a further supplemental complaint was filed the same day (linked here). The PDC issued a $1,000 fine on March 8, 2023 (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found here. Note: this PAC was a fiasco of incompetence and deception from their inception. PDC staff failed to properly investigate all allegations adequately.
  7. Wahington Education Association PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed October 26, 2023 (linked here). The PDC issued a $150 fine on February 7 (See Statement of Understanding linked here and the formal closing letter linked here). Full PDC case file can be found here.
  8. Senator Manka Dhingra (45th LD) – Original complaint filed with the Washington State Legislative Ethics Board on October 24, 2022 (linked here). The State Legislative Ethics Board, after a lot of backroom lobbying, released their final ruling on July 25, 2023 (linked here). This included a $250 ethics fine against Dhingra and a $92.43 reimbursement she had to make to the State for illegal misuse of public resources to promote her political campaign.
  9. Joshua Binda (Lynwood City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed May 4, 2023 (linked here). The PDC issed a $300 fine on July 24, 2023 (linked here). The formal order is linked here. The Full PDC case file on the PDC website can be found here. Note: this politician has been fined multiple times now and still refuses to follow the law.
  10. Citizens for Ridgefield Schools PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed March 5, 2023 (linked here). The PDC issued a $150 fine on May 31, 2023 (linked here). The Statement of Understanding admitting guilt (linked here). Full PDC case file on the PDC website can be reviewed here.
  11. Steven Drew (Thurston County Assessor) – Original PDC complaint was filed October 4, 2022 (linked here). The PDC issued a $150 fine on January 17, 2023 (linked here). The Statement of Understanding admitting guilt (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found linked here. He was also refunded some of the money he extorted from county employees.
  12. Krystal Marx (Burien City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed May 13, 2022 (linked here). The PDC issued a $600 fine on July 21, 2022 (linked here). The original hearing notice (linked here). The Case file on the PDC website can be reviewed here.
  13. 38th LD Democrats – Original PDC complaint was filed December 29, 2021 (linked here). The PDC forced this PAC to forfeit $4,500 of illegal overlimit contributions from the Tulalip Tribe back to the Tribe on January 19, 2022. A Formal Warning notice was sent February 28, 2022 (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found linked here. Note: This PAC committed the EXACT same violation two years earlier and was fined for it (see below).
  14. Democratic Association of Secretary of States – Original PDC complaint was filed October 14, 2020 (linked here). A supplement to this complaint was filed later (linked here). PDC issued $300 fine on January 11, 2021 (linked here). They also signed a Memo of Understanding (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found linked here. Please note, this was a Mega dollar out-of-state 527 dark money PAC which concealed the identity of all donors until this complaint was filed (among other violations). If this had been a Republican leaning group, they would have been crucified.
  15. Jennifer Tyler (Chelan County Sheriff candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed July 16, 2019 (linked here). PDC required candidate to forfeit $421.25 to the state for illegal over limit contributions and a fine of $150 for other violations, for a total penalty of $571.25. Penalty was assessed December 14, 2020 (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found linked here. Note, PDC staff did add a few penalties to this complaint, which is unusual.
  16. Committee to Recall Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney – Original PDC complaint was filed August 7, 2020 (linked here). PDC fined of $300 and the final order of the PDC was signed on December 9, 2020 (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found linked here. Please note, additional violations were uncovered and can be viewed at this case file link.
  17. Omari Tahir-Garrett (WA State Governor candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed June 30, 2020 (linked here). Candidate just didn’t file any financial disclosure documents or register her campaign with the PDC. PDC issued $500 fine on November 10, 2020 (linked here). Note: this genius decided to not pay the fine, which was then increased by $1,000 at enforcement hearing on July 14, 2021 (linked here) Full PDC case file can be found linked here. Updated case file can be found linked here.
  18. Eastside Democratic Dinner Committee PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed July 15, 2020 (linked here). PDC forced this PAC to forfeit $1,000 which had been illegally donated by the Tanna Senn Surplus Account (see return letter here). Interestingly, the PDC found the violation was committed by the donor, not the recipient in this case. Full PDC case file can be found linked here.
  19. Steve Hall (City of Olympia Manager) – Original PDC complaint was filed October 22, 2019 (linked here). PDC agreed to a $10,000 fine and formal Statement of Understanding (linked here), made public on July 22, 2020. Also the PDC issued a “naughty, naughty” reminder letter to the rest of the City of Olympia elected officials and employees who broke the law on July 22, 2020 (linked here). PDC staff conducted a very lengthy investigation and report (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found linked here. Note: 4 other people filed complaints in this case.
  20. 34th LD Democrats – Original PDC complaint was filed December 30, 2019 (linked here). PDC issued a $450 fine and formal Statement of Understanding (linked here). which was received by the PDC July 16, 2020. The PDC formally closed this case on July 23, 2020 (see here). Full PDC case file can be found linked here.
  21. Grays Harbor County Democratic Central Committee – Original PDC Complaint was filed October 13, 2017 (linked here).  PDC issued a $900 fine and a formal Statement of Understanding (Linked here), which was signed February 7, 2020, received by the PDC on February 26, 2020.  Additionally, a formal letter closing out this case was sent by the PDC on July 6, 2020 (linked here).  Full PDC case file can be found linked here.
  22. Rep Sharon Santos (37th LD) – Original PDC Complaint was filed August 11, 2017 (linked here).  PDC issued a $900 fine and the formal Statement of Understanding (linked here).  Additionally, a formal written warning was sent by the PDC on June 19, 2020 (linked here).  Full PDC case file can be found linked here.
  23. Citizens for Sequim Schools Bond 4 PAC – Original PDC complaint filed July 17, 2019 (linked here).  PDC settled this investigation with a $150 fine and a settlement on May 14, 2020 (linked here).  The results of their investigation describing the violations are linked here.  Full PDC case file can viewed here.
  24. WA Teamsters Legislative League PAC – Original PDC Complaint was filed December 21, 2017 (linked here).  Statement of Understanding and $1,000 fine was completed and received by PDC on May 8, 2020 (linked here).  Letter from PDC to me about final resolution of this case is linked here.  The formal investigative report is linked here.  Full PDC case file can be found here
  25. Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler – PDC complaint was filed February 12, 2020 (linked here).  Statement of Understanding and $150 fine was completed April 16, 2020 (linked here).  Letter detailing the settlement decision (linked here).  Full PDC case file can be found hereNote:  This was a clear case of misuse of surplus funds, but the PDC chose to only fine him for his illegal distribution of funds to Congressman Denny Heck.
  26. Rep David Sawyer (29th LD) – Original PDC Complaint filed on December 21, 2017 (linked here).  Final Agreed settlement and Memorandum of Understanding was completed April 10, 2020 (linked here), including $1,000 fine.  Formal investigation results are linked here.  Formal letter detailing settlement (linked here).  Full case file can be found here.
  27. Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund PAC – First PDC complaint was filed Oct 30, 2019 (linked here).  Second PDC complaint was filed November 18, 2019 (linked here).  Final Memorandum of Understanding and $300 fine was completed on April 7, 2020 (not yet public).  Letter from PDC explaining the final settlement (linked here) Note:  Date of second complaint is inaccurate in this letter.  Full case file can be found here, and here.
  28. Washington State Society for Certified Public Accountants PAC – Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here, with attached spreadsheet linked here).  Final Stipulation and settlement of $2,500 fine was completed on March 26, 2020 (linked here).  Full PDC case file linked here
  29. Senator Mona Das (47th LD). Original ethics complaint filed in December of 2020 (linked here). Politician eventually forced to stipulate to violating two ethics laws and fined $500 (linked here)
  30. Satpal Sidhu (candidate for Whatcom County Executive). Original complaint filed on September 25, 2019 (linked here). Politician was forced to reimburse his campaign for illegal personal misuse of campaign resources and forfeit $1,380.44. PDC sent reminder letter on October 22, 2019 (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found linked here.
  31. WANA PAC. Original complaint filed on July 16, 2019 (linked here). A supplement to the original complaint was also filed on July 17, 2019 (linked here). PAC was forced to forfeit $130 of illegal over limit anonymous contributions to the State. Also a formal warning letter was sent by the PDC to this PAC (see here). Full PDC case file can be found linked here.
  32. Rep. Debra Lekanoff (40th LD). Original complaint filed on July 16, 2019 (linked here). Original complaint was dismissed. However, as part of the PDC investigation, the Lekanoff campaign was forced to forfeit $40 of illegal over limit 2019 anonymous contributions to the State (see PDC report here). Full PDC case file can be found here.
  33. Artur Wojnowski (Port Angeles City Council candidate). Article linked here. Original complaint filed on July 16, 2019 (linked here). PDC fine of $150 (see PDC letter linked here). See final order linked here. Full PDC case file linked here.
  34. Erinn Howell (Bremerton City Council candidate). Original Complaint filed on July 16, 2019 (linked here). PDC fine of $100 (see Statement of Understanding linked here). Full PDC case file linked here.
  35. Daniel Satterberg (King County Prosecutor). Original complaint filed on July 16, 2019 (linked here). Forced to forfeit $464.18 to the State of illegally received over-limit anonymous campaign contributions (see PDC letter linked here). Full PDC case file linked here.
  36. Kathryn Campbell (SeaTac City Council). Original complaint filed on June 4, 2019 (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $150 on August 28, 2019 (linked here). Full PDC case file can be found here.
  37. Yes for Libraries? PAC. Original complaint filed on July 17, 2019 (linked here). PDC determined that they were allowed to take the extra anonymous contributions (linked here). However the PAC forfeit $45 to the State regardless. Note: this is the first time a PAC has forfeit funds when it wasn’t legally required. Full PDC case file can be found here.
  38. Pedro Olguin (Burien City Council). Original complaint filed on June 26, 2017 (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $900, and drafted a Statement of Understanding, (linked here), which was received on August 5, 2019. A complete outline of the violations were detailed in a summary letter dated August 12, 2017 (linked here). Please note, this fine closed another PDC complaint against this candidate filed by this author (linked here), and four additional complaints filed by others. This is also in addition to a separate fined of $100 imposed directly by the PDC staff for a failure to file a Financial Affairs statement (see here). Full PDC case file can be found here.
  39. 38th LD Democrats. Original complaint filed on November 22, 2017, (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $150, and drafted a Statement of Understanding, (linked here) on June 25, 2019. A complete outline of the violations were detailed in a warning letter dated July 23, 2019 (linked here) which also detailed the forfeiture of the $5000 over limit contribution this committee illegally accepted. Please note, this final letter also detailed related allegations from a separate complaint not filed by this author. Full PDC case file can be found here.
  40. Representative John Lovick (44th LD). Original complaint filed on August 13, 2017, linked here. Second complaint filed on September 29, 2017, linked here. PDC issued a fine of $900, and drafted a Statement of Understanding, (linked here) on June 21, 2019. A complete outline of the violations were detailed in a letter dated June 25, 2019 (linked here). First PDC case file can be found here. Second PDC case file can be found here.
  41. Represent Okanogan County PAC. Original complaint filed on December 21, 2017, linked here. PDC issued a warning letter on June 7, 2019 (linked here). Committee forced to forfeit $950 to the Washington State Treasurer on for acceptance of over limit anonymous contributions, detailed here. Full PDC case file can be found here.
  42. Ehren Flygare (paid lobbyist). Original PDC complaint filed by this author on January 28, 2019, linked here. PDC issued a fine of $450, and drafted a Statement of Understanding (linked here) on April 18, 2019, but didn’t post it until April 24, 2019. Note: Mr. Flygare had failed to properly report his compensation and contributions to elected officials in a timely manner for three years. He represented various tribes and other corporate interests. Case file can be found here.
  43. 39th Legislative District Democrats. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on September 30, 2017, linked here. Committee forced to forfeit $450.29 to Washington State Treasurer for acceptance of over limit anonymous contributions, detailed here. Case resolved April 17, 2019. Note: these funds were only forfeited due to exposure of violations caused by complaint. Full PDC case file can be viewed here.
  44. Pacific County Democrats. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on August 16, 2017, linked here. Second PDC complaint filed March 26, 2018, linked here. PDC issued a fine of $300, and they signed a Statement of Understanding (linked here) on March 18, 2019. However, this document wasn’t received by the PDC until April 11, 2019. Additionally, another $575 in illegal overlimit anonymous contributions were forfeited to the State on December 21, 2018 and documented in an additional warning letter sent to them on January 7, 2019 (linked here). 2017. Full PDC case file can be viewed here.
  45. Representative Larry Seaquist (26th LD). Original PDC complaint filed by this author on November 4, 2016, (linked here). Second PDC complaint filed on October 26, 2017, (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $300, and drafted a Statement of Understanding (linked here) on January 30, 2019, but didn’t post it until March 18, 2019 (See letter here). Note: these violations were committed by Seaquist while he was a candidate and was no longer a Representative. Full PDC case file can be viewed here and also second case file here.
  46. UFCW Local 21 PAC. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on October 29, 2018, linked here. PDC issued a fine of $40,000, and drafted a Statement of Understanding (linked here) on February 14, 2019. Note: $20,000 suspended for 4 years if they don’t break the law again. Full PDC case file here.
  47. 25th LD Democrats. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on October 29, 2018, (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $750, and drafted a Statement of Understanding (linked here) and warning letter (linked here) on January 28, 2019. Case file can be viewed here.
  48. Active in Democracy PAC. Original PDC complaint filed on October 29, 2018, (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $300, and drafted a Memoranda of Understanding (linked here) on January 18, 2019 and a Formal Warning Letter was sent as well (linked here). Full PDC case file can be viewed here.
  49. Shir Regev candidate for state legislature (8th LD). Original PDC complaint filed on October 29, 2018, (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $300, and drafted a Memoranda of Understanding (linked here) on December 12, 2018. A Warning Letter was also sent (linked here). Full PDC case file can be viewed here.
  50. George Hurst, candidate for Mayor on Lynwood City Council. Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018, (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $300, and drafted a Memoranda of Understanding (linked here) on November 9, 2018. A final investigative report letter was also sent (linked here). See full case file linked here.
  51. $15 Now Tacoma PAC – Original PDC complaint filed on June 21, 2018 (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $150 on September 14, 2018 along with a Memoranda of Understanding (linked here). They also received a Formal Written Warning Letter (linked here).  Full PDC case file is linked here.
  52. Tamborine Borrelli candidate for State Senate (2nd LD). Original PDC complaint filed on June 19, 2018 (linked here). PDC issued a fine of $300 and drafted a Memoranda of Understanding (linked here) on September 4, 2018. The PDC also sent over a formal Warning Letter on September 11, 2018 (linked here). Full PDC Case file linked here.
  53. LM PAC – Original PDC complaint filed by this author April 10, 2018 linked here, spreadsheet exhibits attached are linked here. PDC issued a fine of $300 and drafted a Memoranda of Understanding (linked here) on November 12, 2018. Also, this letter was sent to Laurie Jenkins from the PDC. Full PDC case file linked here. Note: This PAC was managed by Democrat Representative Laurie Jenkins (27th LD) (who signed the MOU on behalf of the PAC).
  54. Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on December 28, 2016 linked here. PDC shifted the investigation to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (see letter linked here), who had already fined Sawant $2,000 for some of these violations (see letter to author from SEEC linked here). However, this complaint led to the exposure of additional violations, and she was fined an additional $150 on February 21, 2017(see SEEC fine letter here)

List of PDC warning letters (naughty, naughty) sent to lawbreakers

After the Washington State Legislature passed HB 2938 in 2018 (also known as the “Stop Glen Morgan” bill) to change the enforcement process for campaign finance laws, Warning Letters, as official sanctions, take on more significance now for politicians, PACs and others. They indicate and confirm the candidate/committee broke the law, but that the violations are no longer considered significant enough to justify a fine or a penalty. However, in theory, these count against the candidate or the PAC if they violate the law again. All referenced complaints were filed by this author.

  1. Central Valley Citizens for Education PAC – Original complaint was filed August 17, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on June 13, 2024 (linked here). PDC case file can be found here. Note: Five months after this complaint, two more complaints were filed against this same PAC resulting in $1,000 fines for similar violations (See this case linked here).
  2. Lewis County Democrats – Original complaint was filed August 18, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on June 13, 2024 (linked here). PDC case file can be found here. Note: This is the second time this PAC has been caught and sanctioned for violating these laws based on my complaints (see previous case linked here).
  3. Woodland Citizens for Schools PAC – Original complaint was filed February 26, 2024 (linked here). Another supplemental complaint was filed March 3, 2024 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 24, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This PAC also received a separate complaint from another person – case file linked here as well.
  4. 39th Legislative District Democrats – Original complaint was filed February 26, 2024 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 24, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This is the second time this PAC has been caught and sanctioned for violating these laws based on my complaints (see previous case linked here).
  5. Eastern Washington Voters PAC – Original complaint was filed August 17, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 23, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This is the second time this PAC has been caught and sanctioned for violating these laws based on my complaints (see previous case linked here).
  6. 18th Legislative District Democrats – Original complaint was filed February 26, 2024 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 22, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  7. Cowlitz County Democrats – Original complaint was filed February 26, 2024 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 22, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This is the second time this PAC has been caught and sanctioned for violating these laws based on my complaints (see previous case linked here).
  8. 49th Legislative District Democrats – Original complaint was filed February 26, 2024 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 20, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This is the second time this PAC has been caught and sanctioned for violating these laws based on my complaints (see previous case linked here).
  9. Evan Merritt (Snohomish County Fire Commissioner candidate) – Original complaint was filed August 26, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on April 18, 2024 (linked here). In addition, this politician was forced to refund $1,000 out of his personal account for an illegal overlimit government. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  10. Kitsap County Democrats – Original complaint was filed August 19, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 19, 2024 (linked here) letter sent back to complainant (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  11. Thurston County Democrats – Original complaint was filed August 7, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 15, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This PAC frequently breaks the law – they’ve been caught many times over the years.
  12. Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction – Original complaint was filed February 26, 2024 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 14, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  13. Franklin County Democrats – Original complaint was filed August 16, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 11, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  14. Thurston County Democratic Women PAC – Original complaint was filed August 8, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on February 20, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  15. Kathleen (Kate) Martin (Seattle City Council candidate) – Original complaint was filed October 26, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on February 1, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  16. John Svilarich (Camas City Council candidate) – Original complaint was filed October 27, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on January 31, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  17. Jamie Smith (Democrat State Rep. Candidate & Pierce County Council candidate) – Original complaint was filed October 26, 2023 (linked here). Supplemental complaints were filed by other complainants in October and December 2023 (linked here and here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on January 30, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. (Please note, this was the second warning letter in a few months against this perennial candidate who always breaks the law).
  18. Clallam County Democrats – Original complaint was filed August 30, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on January 23, 2024 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  19. Whatcom County Democrats – Original complaint was filed August 4, 2023 (linked here). A supplemental complaint was filed a few days later on August 11, 2023 (linked here). This PAC was forced for forfeit $676.78 in illegal anonymous contributions (letter linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 14, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  20. Pacific County Democrats – Original complaint was filed August 30, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 12, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  21. Jamie Smith (Dem. legislative candidate, Pierce County candidate) – Original complaint was filed August 26, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 12, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  22. Whitman County Democrats – Original complaint was filed September 8, 2023 (linked here). A supplemental complaint was filed October 19, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 11, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  23. Skamania County Democrats – Original complaint was filed September 8, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 11, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  24. IAFF Local 2781 PAC – Original complaint was filed August 26, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 5, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  25. Washington State Professional Business Women PAC – Original complaint was filed August 25, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 5, 2023 (linked here, and here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  26. Citizens for Schools Walla Walla PAC – Original complaint was filed August 30, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 1, 2023 (linked here, and here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  27. Mead Citizens Advisory Committee PAC – Original complaint was filed August 30, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 21, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  28. Jackson Legacy Fund PAC – Original complaint was filed August 27, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 21, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  29. Citizens Committee for Education – Puyallup PAC – Original complaint was filed August 28, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 21, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  30. Green Party of Washington State – Original PDC complaint was filed August 21, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 20, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  31. King County Young Democrats – Original PDC complaint was filed August 28, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 20, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  32. Washington Progressive Party – Original PDC complaint was filed August 25, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 20, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  33. Campaign for Tribal Self-Reliance, Sponsored by the WA Indian Gaming Association PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed August 25, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 20, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  34. Lake Washington Schools Levy Committee PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed August 24, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 20, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  35. Ed Pottharst, Seattle City Council candidate – Original PDC complaint was filed August 23, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 20,2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  36. Kathleen (Kate) Martin, Seattle City Council candidate – Original PDC complaint was filed August 23, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 20, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This was an unusually sloppy and screwed up campaign, even by the low standards of Seattle.
  37. Ted Cummings, failed Democrat Legislative candidate (4th LD) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 21, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 20, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  38. The Green Party of Washington State – Original PDC complaint was filed August 21, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 20, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  39. Snohomish County Democrats – Original PDC complaint was filed August 21, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 16, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  40. Washington State Machinists Council PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed August 19, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 15, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  41. Pierce County Democrats – Original PDC complaint was filed August 18, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 15, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This is the most recent in a series of “Warning” letters that have been sent to this group for regularly violating the law.
  42. Washington Political Action for Candidate Election PAC (PACE –NASW WA) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 23, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 14, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  43. Rep. Monica Stonier (49th LD) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 8, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 6, 2023 (linked here). In addition, this complaint investigation forced the Clark County Democrats to refund illegal contributions of $112.83. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  44. Jessica Wadhams (Lake Stevens City Council candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 3, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 1, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  45. Pro-Choice Washington PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed August 21, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on November 1, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  46. Committee for the Methow Aquatic Center Sponsored by Friends of the Pool PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed August 24, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 31, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  47. Barbara de Michele (Issaquah City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 2, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 31, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  48. Safe Schools, Safe Communities PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed July 31, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 30, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This is another excellent example of a PAC concealing massive in-kind contributions as “debt,” but since they are Leftist, they are allowed to get away with it.
  49. Don Orange (Port of Vancouver candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 8, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 30, 2023 (linked here). In addition, this complaint investigation forced the Clark County Democrats to refund illegal contributions of $112.83. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  50. Yes to East King County PUD PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed August 3, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 24, 2023 (linked here). In addition, this PAC was forced to forfeit $438.94 of illegal overlimit anonymous cash to the state. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  51. Cydney Moore (Burien City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 3, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 16, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: another complaint was filed in the same timeframe by someone else, so the warning letter settled both complaints in the same case file.
  52. Rural Americans United PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed August 3, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 12, 2023 (linked here). In addition this PAC was forced to forfeit $10 of illegal overlimit anonymous cash to the state. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  53. North Thurston Citizens for Schools PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed July 18, 2023 (linked here). Second supplemental complaint was filed August 4, 2023 (linked here), with a third and final complaint filed August 11, 2023 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 11, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This was a very sloppily organized school levy PAC with massive failures of record keeping and inaccurate file keeping including claims of lost information.
  54. Ty Stober (Vancouver City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 2, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 11, 2023 (linked here). In addition he was forced to refund $1,000 of an illegal overlimit contribution. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  55. Bartholomew Hansen (Vancouver City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 2, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 11, 2023 (linked here). In addition he was forced to refund $1,000 of an illegal overlimit contribution. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  56. Lisa Brown (Spokane City Mayor candidate) – 1st PDC complaint was filed July 13, 2023 (linked here). 2nd PDC complaint was filed July 21, 2023 (linked here). Final supplemental PDC complaint was filed July 31, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 10, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  57. Dontae Payne (Olympia City Mayor) – Original PDC complaint was filed Aug 11, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 10, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  58. Melissa McMahon Do (Tukwila City Council candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed July 20, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 10, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  59. Irene Bowling (35th Legislative District candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed July 18, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 10, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This is worth noting as this campaign not only broke the law, but they have “lost” all records. I’ve never seen a Republican campaign get away with this before, so this is a good case to reference.
  60. James “JJ” Johnson (Spokane Valley City Council candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 3, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 9, 2023 (linked here). In addition, he was forced to refund $500 of an illegal overlimit contribution. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  61. Tara Van Niman (Redmond City Council candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 2, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 6, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  62. Shellie Willis (Puyallup City Council candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed August 3, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on September 21, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  63. Vote Yes on Prop 1, Sponsored by Kent Firefighters, IAFF Local 17 (Tukwila campaign) – Original PDC complaint was filed June 15, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on September 13, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This case also added a related complaint filed by another citizen.
  64. Spencer Zeman (Lacey City Council candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed June 21, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on July 26, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This candidate was also forced to forfeit $3,000 in illegal overlimit contributions because of this complaint.
  65. Nicolas Dunning (Lacey City Council candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed June 21, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on July 26, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This candidate was also forced to forfeit $5,000 in illegal overlimit contributions because of this complaint.
  66. Michael Steadman (Thurston County Commissioner candidate, Lacey City Councilman) – Original PDC complaint was filed June 21, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on July 25, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: technically this is two warning letters combined for different political campaigns. This guy breaks the law every time.
  67. Brittany LivDahl (Poulsbo City Councilwoman) – Original PDC complaint was filed May 15, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on July 20, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  68. Mohamed Egal (SeaTac City Councilman) – Original PDC complaint was filed May 4, 2023 (linked here). A formal amended and updated warning letter was sent by the PDC on July 10, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This was the second warning letter this year sent to this candidate, proving that warnings are often not enough to ensure compliance.
  69. James Lovell (SeaTac City Council candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed May 1, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on June 5, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  70. 509 Forward PAC, Sponsored by Lisa Brown for Congress – Original PDC complaint was filed March 2, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 31, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  71. Community Driven Prosperity PAC – Orignal PDC complaint was filed March 6, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 19, 2023 (linked here). Note: Both this PAC and a related PAC also sanctioned below was forced to shut down after this. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  72. Citizens for Community Driven Prosperity PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed March 6, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 19, 2023 (linked here). Note: This PAC was forced to shut down after this. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  73. Support Ferndale Schools PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed March 5, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 18, 2023 (linked here). Note: this PAC was also forced to forfeit $130 in illegal anonymous funds. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  74. Paul Dillon (Spokane City Council candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed March 20, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on April 26, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  75. Mohamed Egal (SeaTac City Councilman) – Original PDC complaint was filed March 2, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on April 24, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  76. Susanna Johnson (Snohomish County Sheriff candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed January 26, 2023 (linked here). A formal warning letter was sent by the PDC on February 16, 2023 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  77. Greg Kimsey (Clark County Auditor) – Original PDC complaint was filed October 6, 2022 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 31, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  78. Anthony Martinelli (Des Moines City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed September 15, 2022 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 19, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  79. Arman Papyan (Tukwila City Council candidate) – Original PDC Complaint was filed April 28, 2022 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on June 29, 2022 (linked here). Note: the candidate had to cough up at least $300 he tried to illegally take from his campaign fund. Full PDC case file can be found here.
  80. Michael Lilliquist (Bellingham City Council) – Original PDC Complaint was filed January 6, 2022 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on May 18, 2022 (linked here). Note: this was the second Warning Letter sent to this candidate by the PDC based on our complaints. PDC complete case file can be found here.
  81. Verna Seal (Tukwila City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed November 9, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on April 8, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case filed can be found here.
  82. Barry Buchanan (Whatcom County Council) – Original PDC Complaint was filed January 6, 2022 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 31, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  83. King County Democrats – Original PDC Complaint was filed December 29, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 28, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Video produced about this complaint linked here and another linked here.
  84. Whatcom County Democrats – Original PDC Complaint was filed December 29, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 28, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Video produced about this complaint linked here.
  85. Phyliss Kardos (Pend Orielle County Commissioner candidate) – Original PDC Complaint was filed February 20, 2022 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 25, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  86. Zak Idan (Tukwila City Council) – Original PDC Complaint was filed December 29, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 17, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  87. Parminder Singh Bhatti (King County Hospital District Commissioner Candidate). Original PDC Complaint was filed December 29, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 11, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  88. 45th LD Democrats – Original PDC complaint was filed December 30, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on March 1, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  89. 38th LD Democrats – Original PDC complaint was filed December 29, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on February 28, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: the warning letter was sent despite the fact this same committee committed the same violation two years earlier and was fined $300 for it. This time, they had to forfeit $4,500 in illegal overlimit contributions back to the Tulalip Tribe as well.
  90. De’Sean Quinn (Tukwila City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed October 19, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on February 23, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This is the second warning letter the PDC has sent to this politician for violating the state’s campaign finance laws based on complaints I have filed against him.
  91. Governor Jay Inslee – Original PDC complaint was filed November 21, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on February 2, 2022 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: the warning letter included and combined issues raised by a different complaint filed during the same timeframe, which was essentially the same violation, but more specific examples.
  92. Northwest Passage Consulting / Christian Sinderman – Original PDC complaint was filed October 27, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning was sent by the PDC on (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: The original complaint resulted two different warning letters. This was the first one. Since the original information was concealed from the public for the duration of the election season by a very experienced Democratic Party consultant. If this had been a conservative group, they would have been crucified.
  93. San Juan PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed October 27, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning was sent by the PDC on (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: The original complaint resulted two different warning letters. This was the second one. Since the original information was concealed from the public for the duration of the election season by a very experienced Democratic Party consultant. If this had been a conservative group, they would have been crucified.
  94. Tom McLeod – (Tukwila City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed October 19, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 28, 2021 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  95. Jimmy Matta – (Burien City Mayor) – Original PDC complaint was filed July 29, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 15, 2021 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This candidate regularly violates the law, but the PDC has generally treated him very leniently.
  96. Nancy Goodle – (Ellensburg City Council) – Original PDC complaint was filed July 11, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 1, 2021 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  97. Jim Ferrell – (Federal Way City Mayor) – Original PDC complaint was filed July 12, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on October 1, 2021 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This candidate concealed over $12,000 in expenditures for four years and committed a variety of other violations. Most Republican politicians get financial fines for this size of violation.
  98. Katherine Festa – (Federal Way City Council Candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed June 30, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on September 1, 2021 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: This candidate clearly violated the law for years including concealment of expenditures and financial disclosure information.
  99. Jeanette Twitty (Tacoma Port Commission candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed July 11, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on August 31, 2021 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here.
  100. FMS Global Strategies (Lobbyist Paula Sardinas) – Original PDC complaint was filed July 11, 2021 (linked here). A formal written warning was sent by the PDC on August 18, 2021 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note: Left-leaning Lobbying organizations like this are given a free pass to break the law. If this had been a conservative group of some type, they would have been fined for sure.
  101. Carrie Hesch – (26th Leg. District Candidate) – Original PDC complaint was filed October 19, 2020 (linked here). A formal written warning letter was sent by the PDC on December 30, 2020 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found here. Note, $65,000 unreported ad buy is a large sum to conceal, and it is unlikely a Republican would have gotten off so lightly.
  102. Lorena Gonzales – (candidate for WA State AG) – Original PDC complaint was filed July 17, 2020 (linked here). A formal warning was sent by the PDC on September 16, 2020 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found linked here.
  103. One Washington Equality Campaign PAC – Original PDC complaint was filed June 21, 2019 (linked here). A supplemental complaint was filed a few days later (linked here). A formal written warning was sent by the PDC on September 14, 2020 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found linked here. Note: This investigation clearly proved this Mega PAC willfully concealed $228,000+ in free legal services from the public. Additionally, this PAC stiffed their vendors over $1 million. Had this been a conservative or Republican enterprise, they would have been crucified and burned at the stake.
  104. Washingtonians Win in the 19th PAC (Sponsored by Maverick Gaming) – Original PDC Complaint was filed July 1, 2020 (linked here). Formal written warning was sent by the PDC on September 1, 2020 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found linked here. Note: This is part of a series of PDC decisions which largely give a Green Light for Mega-PACs to violate the law without any real consequences, provided they have enough money and are attacking Republicans or Conservative Causes. Any excuse will be accepted for their violations.
  105. Hollie Huthman (Bellingham City Council) – Original PDC Complaint was filed July 13, 2020 (linked here). Formal written warning was sent by the PDC on August 21, 2020 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found linked here. Previous case file for 2019 violations can be found linked here.
  106. George Bridges (President, Evergreen State College) – Original PDC Complaint was filed July 17, 2020 (linked here). Formal written warning was sent by the PDC on August 7, 2020 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found linked here.
  107. Tax Amazon Now PAC – Original PDC Complaint was filed February 27, 2020 (linked here). Formal written warning was sent by the PDC on July 16, 2020 (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found linked here. Note: This was a secret, concealed PAC run by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, and was only exposed to the public due to this complaint
  108. Rep Sharon Santos (37th LD) – Original PDC Complaint was filed August 11, 2017 (linked here).  Additionally, a formal written warning was sent by the PDC on June 19, 2020 (linked here).  PDC also issued a $900 fine and the formal Statement of Understanding (linked here). PDC complete case file can be found linked here.
  109. King County Executive Dow Constantine – Original PDC Complaint was filed May 1, 2017 (linked here).  Formal written warning letter sent by PDC on June 18, 2020 (linked here).  PDC complete case file can be found here
  110. WA Teamsters Legislative League PAC – Original PDC Complaint was filed December 21, 2017 (linked here).  Formal written warning letter sent by PDC on May 8, 2020 (linked here).  Additionally, a Statement of Understanding and $1,000 fine was completed and received by PDC on May 8, 2020 (linked here).  Letter from PDC to me about final resolution of this case is linked here.  The formal investigative report is linked here.  PDC complete case file can be found here
  111. Spokane Citizens for Political Education PAC (Nick Castrolang).  Original complaint filed on April 5, 2017   (linked here).  Second complaint filed on April 24, 2017 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on February 3, 2020 (linked here).  Note:  this PAC was substantially out of compliance with the campaign finance laws.  Nick Castrolang is the son of Jim Castrolang who led the Spokane County Democrats and personally ensured their committee also broke a wide variety of laws for many years.  PDC complete case file linked here.
  112. Peter Swant (Walla Walla Port Commissioner) – Original PDC complaint filed November 21, 2019 (linked here).  PDC sent Warning Letter on January 29, 2020 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  113. 11th Legislative District Democrats.  Original complaint filed on September 21, 2017 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on January 28, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  114. Citizens for Community Driven Prosperity PAC – Original PDC complaint filed October 24, 2019 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on January 21, 2020 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  115. NARAL Pro Choice Washington PAC – Original complaint filed on October 28, 2019 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on January 15, 2020 (linked here).  Note, these were substantially late or missing reports, and until recently, this would have amounted to a fine. PDC complete case file linked here.
  116. Krystal Marx (Burien City Councilmember).  Original PDC complaint filed on October 3, 2019 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on January 8, 2020 (linked here).  Please note this politician frequently violates this statute.  She has been fined before (see here), and received warnings before (see here), but the PDC doesn’t always enforce their own rules consistently. PDC complete case file linked here.
  117. Francis Benjamin (failed Pullman City Council candidate) – Original Complaint filed on November 18, 2019 (linked here).  PDC warning letter sent to him on January 7, 2020 (linked here).  PDC complete case file linked here.
  118. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 112 PAC – Original Complaint filed October 29, 2018 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on January 3, 2020 (linked here).  Please note, the date on this letter was incorrect. PDC complete case file linked here.
  119. Keep Washington Rolling PAC – Original complaint filed on October 23, 2019 (linked here), with several supplemental updates filed after that date providing additional information.  PDC sent warning letter on December 18, 2019 (linked here).  Please note, this represents the PDC’s total abandonment of campaign finance enforcement against mega-PACs corporately-funded (more than $4million) as long as they are supporting higher taxes. PDC complete case file linked here.
  120. Kevin Schilling (Candidate for Burien City Council) – Original complaint filed October 29, 2019 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on December 6, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  121. Karen Hardy (Candidate for 7th LD). –Original complaint filed April 11, 2018 (linked here) (Exhibit files here, here, and here).  PDC sent warning letter on December 5, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  122. Approve Prop 1 (Evergreen Healthcare Foundation) PAC.  Original complaint filed on August 9, 2019 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on November 5, 2019 (linked here). Note:  This was part of a cluster of PACs and Foundations who broke the law, and some of them had similar names. PDC complete case file linked here.
  123. Approve Prop 1 – Our Public Hospital PAC. Original complaint filed August 9, 2019 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on October 30, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  124. Camille Diaz Hackler (Bellingham School Director).  Original complaint filed September 27, 2019 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on October 16 (linked here).  PDC complete case file linked here.
  125. WANA PAC. Original complaint filed on July 16, 2019 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on October 14, 2019 (linked here). Note: PAC was forced to forfeit $130 in illegal over limit anonymous contributions as well. PDC complete case file linked here.
  126. Matthew Stroe (Walla Walla Sheriff candidate). Original complaint filed on July 16, 2019 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on October 8, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  127. 38th Leg District Democrats. Original complaint filed on November 22, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on July 23, 2019 (linked here). This PAC was also fined and forced to forfeit illegal funds. PDC complete case file linked here.
  128. Iranian American PAC. Original complaint filed on June 22, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on June 7, 2019 (linked here). This PAC was an illegal out-of-state unregistered PAC. PDC complete case file linked here.
  129. Represent Okanogan County PAC. Original complaint filed on December 21, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on June 7, 2019 (linked here). Note: This committee was forced to forfeit $950.00 of illegal anonymous contributions to the State. PDC complete case file linked here.
  130. Eastern Washington Voters PAC. Original complaint filed on August 9, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on May 30, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  131. Xerox Corporate PAC.  Original complaint filed on June 13, 2017 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on May 23, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  132. 7th Legislative District Democrats. Original complaint filed on October 13, 2017 (linked here). The PDC sent a warning letter on May 17, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  133. 37th Legislative District Democrats. Original complaint filed on October 11, 2017 (linked here). The PDC sent a warning letter on May 17, 2019 (linked here). Note: This committee was forced to forfeit $358.51 of illegal anonymous contributions to the State on November 27, 2017. PDC complete case file linked here.
  134. Carolyn Merrival (Pierce County Charter Commissioner). Original complaint on August 24, 2017 (linked here). The PDC sent a warning letter on May 16, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  135. Roger Flygar – candidate for Federal Way City Council. This author filed four PDC complaints on this candidate. First PDC complaint filed on March 14, 2017 (linked here). Second PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2017 (linked here). Third PDC complaint filed on May 10, 2017 (linked here). Fourth PDC complaint filed on May 17, 2017 (linked here). The PDC sent a warning letter on May 16, 2019 for complaints number 2-4 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  136. Asotin County Democratic Party. Original complaint filed on November 1, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on May 16, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  137. Grant County Democratic Party. Original complaint filed on November 1, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on May 16, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  138. Whatcom County Democratic Party. Original complaint filed on September 30, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on May 16, 2019 (linked here). Note: this group had been fined by the PDC before (Case #06-302) for failing to file reports in 2004 and 2005. PDC complete case file linked here.
  139. Representative Sherry Appleton (23rd LD). Original complaint filed by this author on November 1, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on May 16, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  140. Pierce County Democratic Party. Original complaint filed on February 3, 2019 (linked here). Additional complaint filed by this author on February 5, 2019 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on May 3, 2019 (linked here). It is worth noting that this group has received three different warning letters AFTER their AG settlement, and during the time they are theoretically under “probation.” PDC complete case file linked here.
  141. Walla Walla Democratic Party. Original complaint filed on February 3, 2019 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on April 23, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  142. 27th Legislative District Democrats. Original complaint filed on October 13, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on April 17, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  143. 47th Legislative District Democrats. Original complaint filed on October 13, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on April 5, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  144. Senator Dean Takko (19th LD). Original complaint filed on September 8, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on March 26, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  145. Democratic Association of Secretaries of State PAC.  Original complaint filed on June 13, 2017 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on March 15, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  146. 44th Legislative District Democrats. Original complaint filed on October 13, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on March 14, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  147. 31st Legislative District Democrats. Original complaint filed on August 2, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on March 11, 2019 (linked here). Note, this was an exceptional volume and variety of violations for a warning letter. PDC complete case file linked here.
  148. Douglas County Democratic Central Committee. Original complaint filed by this author on November 1, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on March 6, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  149. Jesse Johnson (Federal Way City Council). Original complaint filed by this author on November 2, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on March 5, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  150. Senator Marko Liias (21st LD). Original complaint filed on October 18, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on March 5, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  151. Lewis County Democratic Central Committee. Original complaint filed on October 13, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on March 4, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  152. Fulop for Mayor Campaign (Jersey City, New Jersey). Original complaint filed on June 13, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on March 1, 2019 (linked here). Note: this was about an illegal, unreported out of state contribution to Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib’s campaign. PDC complete case file linked here.
  153. Kristin Ang (failed Tacoma Port Commissioner candidate). Original complaint filed on November 22, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on February 6, 2019 (linked here). Note the date on the warning letter incorrectly states February 9th. PDC complete case file linked here.
  154. Valley Professional Firefighters PAC. Original PDC complaint filed on September 27, 2017, (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on February 6, 2019 (linked here). Note: The Backus for Auburn Mayoral campaign had to refund $478.51 in an illegal over limit contribution from this PAC. PDC complete case file linked here.
  155. Kathryn Campbell (SeaTac City Council). Original PDC complaint filed April 17, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on January 31, 2019 (linked here). Note: Due to the PDC running out the clock, by their own admission, many of the 2013 violations detailed in the complaint would have been material violations worth fines, but by the time they sent this letter the statute of limitations had expired. PDC complete case file linked here.
  156. 45th Legislative District Democrats. Original PDC complaint filed October 29, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on January 28, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  157. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC #112 – Original PDC complaint filed October 29, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on January 28, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  158. Pierce County Democratic Party. Two PDC complaints filed by this author resulted in this warning letter. One submitted on October 23, 2018 (linked here). One submitted January 3, 2019 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on January 20, 2019 (linked here). Note: the AG recently settled a lawsuit on a previous PDC complaint filed by this author with this group over a year before this warning letter was sent. PDC complete case file linked here.
  159. Derek Young, Pierce County Council. Original PDC complaint filed on October 21, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on January 17, 2019 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  160. Pacific County Democrats. Original PDC complaint filed on March 26, 217 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on January 7, 2019 (linked here). Note: In addition to the warning letter, they were forced to forfeit $575 in illegal overlimit anonymous contributions to the state, and they were also fined $300 a few months later for additional violations.
  161. Matthew Sutherland, candidate for legislature (9th LD). Original PDC complaint filed on October 3, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on December 28, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  162. Spokane County Democratic Party. Original PDC complaint filed on October 29, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on December 20, 2018 (linked here). Note: the AG recently settled a lawsuit on a previous PDC complaint filed by this author with this group right around the same time this warning letter was sent. PDC complete case file linked here.
  163. Kitsap County Democratic Party. Original PDC complaint filed on October 29, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on December 19, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  164. 41st Legislative District Democrats. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on October 29, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on December 18, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  165. Win with Women PAC. Original PDC complaint filed by this author on October 29, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on December 10, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  166. Represenative Gerry Pollet (46th LD). Original PDC complaint filed by this author November 29, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to him on November 21, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  167. Washington State School Retirees PAC. Original PDC complaint filed by this author April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on or about November 15, 2018 (linked here). However, there was no date referenced in the warning letter itself. PDC complete case file linked here.
  168. Kitsap County Democrat Women PAC. Original PDC complaint filed by this author April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on November 15, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  169. Sameer Ranade, candidate for legislature (43rd LD). Original PDC complaint filed by this author April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to him on November 15, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  170. Puget Sound District Council ILWU-PAC. Original PDC complaint filed by this author April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on November 15, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  171. Snohomish County Young Democrats. Original PDC complaint filed by this author March 28, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on November 15, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  172. Whole Washington PAC. Original PDC complaint filed by this author March 26, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on November 15, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  173. Mariah Bettise, Issaquah City Councilmember. Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 14, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  174. Washington Coalition to Amend the Constitution PAC. Original PDC complaint filed on March 28, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 14, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  175. Christy Watts, candidate for Richland City Council. Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to on November 14, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  176. Michael Lilliquist, candidate for Bellingham City Council. Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 14, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  177. Central Kitsap Citizens for Quality Education PAC. Original PDC complaint filed on April 10, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 14, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  178. Feminist Progress PAC. Original PDC complaint filed on December 21, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 14, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  179. Olympians for Community Safety PAC (managed by Joe Hyer). Original PDC complaint filed December 13, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 14, 2018 (linked here). Note: Joe Hyer is former Olympia City Councilman and Thurston County Democratic Treasurer convicted of selling drugs in a school zone while on the City Council (see here), and of financial fraud (see here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  180. Julie Door, Puyallup City Councilmember. Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 13, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  181. Jenni Woock, Gig Harbor City Councilmember. Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here) (Exhibits file linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 13, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  182. Washington Cannabusiness Association PAC. Original PDC complaint filed on April 10, 2018 (linked here) (Exhibit file here). PDC sent warning letter on November 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  183. Bellevue Firefighters PAC. Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 9, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  184. Roslynne Reed, candidate for Mason County Commission. Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 9, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  185. WA Bike PAC (managed by Jeff Upthegrove). Original PDC complaint filed on December 21, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 9, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  186. Bill Fishburn, candidate for Olympia Port Commission. Original PDC complaint filed on March 29, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on November 8, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  187. United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1439 ABC PAC. Original PDC complaint filed by this author March 28, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on November 8, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  188. Bryan Yambe, Fife City Councilmember. Original PDC complaint filed by this author March 29, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to him on November 8, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  189. Washington School Principals Legislative Effectiveness PAC. Original PDC complaint filed by this author April 11, 2018 (linked here) (Exhibit file here). PDC sent warning letter to them on November 7, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  190. Spokane Regional Labor Council AFL-CIO COPE. Original PDC complaint filed by this author April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on November 7, 2018 (linked here). Case file linked here.
  191. Jedidiah Haney, Democratic Party candidate for Thurston County Commissioner. Original PDC complaint filed by this author July 27, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to him on October 22, 2018 (linked here). Case file linked here.
  192. Mark Boswell, Democratic Party candidate for legislature (31st LD). Original PDC complaint filed by this author July 31, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to him on October 18, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  193. Washington State Democratic Party. Original PDC complaint filed by this author December 3, 2017 (linked here). More complaints were sent as well October 2, 2017 (linked here), September 4, 2017 (linked here), and August 28, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to them on October 17, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here, and here, and here, and here.
  194. 29th Legislative District Democrats. PDC complaint filed on October 16, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on September 24, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  195. Washington State School Retirees PAC. Original Complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter sometime in September (they didn’t date it) – (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  196. American Federation of Teachers Washington Committee on Political Education PAC. Original complaint filed on June 20, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on September 10, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  197. Democrat Representative Mike Chapman (24th LD). Original PDC complaint filed on June 20, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on August 9, 2018 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  198. Sarah Morken, candidate for Tacoma City Council. Original PDC complaint filed on April 11, 2018 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on July 25, 2018 (linked here). Note: former AG campaign finance attorney Walter Smith represented Sarah Morken. PDC complete case file linked here.
  199. Todd Starkey, candidate for King County Hospital District. Original PDC complaint was filed on August 2, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on December 13, 2017 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  200. EJ Zita, Olympia Port Commissioner. Original PDC complaint was filed on May 3, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on September 7, 2017 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  201. Tim Lovain for Alexandria City Council PAC (out of state unregistered PAC).  Original Complaint filed June 13, 2017 (linked here).  PDC sent warning letter on August 15, 2017 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  202. King County Working Families PAC. Original PDC complaint was filed on April 28, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on July 24, 2017 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  203. D’Sean Quinn, Tukwila City Councilmember. Original PDC complaint was filed on May 9, 2017 (linked here). Also includes additional PDC complaint sent on April 17, 2017 (linked here), and supplemental complaint (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on June 7, 2017 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here, and here.
  204. Nicole Hill, Tumwater City Councilmember. Original PDC complaint was filed on March 2, 2017 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter on April 27, 2017 (linked here). PDC complete case file linked here.
  205. Jim Cooper, candidate for Thurston County Commision, current Olympia City Councilmember. Original PDC complaint was filed on October 17, 2016 (linked here). PDC sent warning letter to him on December 16, 2016 (linked here). Note: Shortly after this warning letter was sent, the AG filed a lawsuit against him and settled the case in 2018. (If the PDC removes these from their website – Complaint can be downloaded here, and the warning letter here)