Public Disclosure Commission

711 Capital Way, Room 206 | Olympia, Washington 98504

Note: All times shown for consideration of agenda items (other than time of convening) are approximate and may vary, depending on the amount of discussion required for each.

9:30 AM - I. Citizen Comments/Concerns | Commissioner Comments/Concerns | Minutes

Approve regular meeting minutes of February 28, 2013

Presenter - Commissioner Ranade

9:35 AM - Executive Session

Discussion of potential litigation with legal counsel.

10:00 AM - IV. Rulemaking

Presenter - Nancy Krier

10:50 AM - Break
11:00 AM - V. Rulemaking (continued)
11:55 AM - VII. Advisory Matter

Governor’s Office Staff list update

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

12:00 PM - Executive Session/Working Lunch

Discussion of pending and potential litigation with legal counsel. Possible action regarding litigation following the executive session.

2:15 PM - XIII. Staff Reports
  • Executive Director
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • General Counsel

Presenters - Andrea McNamara Doyle; Michael Smith; Nancy Krier

2:30 PM - Adjourn
1:00 PM - VIII. Enforcement

James Fossos, Case No. 12-159, involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17.080 and 42.17.090 by:

Failing to timely report expenditures and in-kind contributions for political advertising, including newspaper advertising, printing and mailing, and signs on Campaign Summary Receipts and Expenditures reports (C-4 reports); and

Failing to timely disclose monetary contributions on Cash Receipts Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports).

Presenter - Phil Stutzman

1:15 PM - IX. Electronic Filing Waiver Request

Mark Miloscia, a former candidate for State Representative from the 30th Legislative District, requests a limited exemption from the electronic filing requirements for the 2012 campaign’s final report.

Presenter - Lori Anderson

1:25 PM - X. Reporting Modifications

Renewals – No Change

Renewals With Change

  • Michael Finkle, Judge, King/Snohomish Counties District Court – Northeast
  • Steven Hill, Member, Washington State Investment Board (Director of Retirement Systems in 2012)

Presenter - Jennifer Hansen

1:40 PM - XI. Training

Personal Financial Affairs Reports Information

Presenter - Jennifer Hansen

2:00 PM - XII. Legislative/Budget Update

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

The Commission may deliberate in closed session on any enforcement matter on this agenda, or any matters listed in RCW 42.30.140.



Meeting Summary

March 28, 2013,Volume 13 Issue No 3

Amit Ranade, Chair

Barry Sehlin, Vice Chair

Grant Degginger, Member

Kathy Turner, Member


James Fossos, South King Fire & Rescue commissioner, stipulated to violations that he failed to timely disclose contributions and expenditures during his 2011 campaign.  Mr. Fossos agreed to a $750 penalty; $250 suspended with terms.  The Commission accepted the stipulation and dismissed allegations that Mr. Fossos accepted over-limit anonymous contributions and did not make his campaign books available for public inspection as required immediately before the election.

Rule Making

Draft language for proposed amendments to WAC 390-17-100 was approved.  The proposed amendments will accommodate electronic authorizations by individuals who authorize payroll deductions for the purpose of making campaign contributions.  A public hearing will likely be scheduled during the Commission’s May 22, 2013 meeting.

Potential rule making regarding online political advertising was discussed.  The Commission asked staff to draft language to be considered at an April meeting.

Electronic Filing Waivers – Campaign Reporting

The 2012 Mark Miloscia for State Representative campaign requested an exception from electronically filing its final Summary, Full Report Receipts & Expenditures (PDC Form C-4) due to computer failure.  The exception was granted.


Reporting Modifications

Reporting modifications exempting individuals from completing certain sections of the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) were renewed for:

·         William Ayer, Regent, University of Washington

·         Kristianne Blake, Regent, University of Washington

·         William Chapman, Member, Recreation & Conservation Funding Board,

·         Karen Donohue, Judge, Seattle Municipal Court,

·         Deborah Ehrlichman, School Director, Shoreline School Board

·         Drew Hansen, State Representative, 23rd Legislative District,

·         Lida Lee, Judge, Pierce Co Superior Court

·         Leila Mills, Judge, Kitsap County District Court,

·         Kathleen O’Sullivan, Member, Commission on Judicial Conduct,

·         Barre Seibert, Councilmember, City of Clyde Hill, and

·         Steven Hill, Trustee, Seattle Community Colleges.

The Commission also renewed an F-1 reporting modification for Michael Finkle, Judge, King County Superior Court, and also approved an additional request to redact his home address from an F-1 he filed in 2000 as a candidate.

The Commission meeting materials can be found at under Commission Meetings. For additional information concerning these issues contact Lori Anderson, Communications & Training Officer, at (360) 664-2737, toll free 1-877-601-2828 or e-mail at

The next regular meeting of the Public Disclosure Commission is tentatively scheduled for April 11, 2013.

Meeting Minutes