Initiative 276 created the PDC in 1972. Throughout this anniversary year, we'll be posting highlights from PDC history, and how the PDC carries on its important work today.

To start, take a look at a brief summary of how it all began.

Commissioners decided to move forward with pre-filing the PDC’s proposed legislation for the upcoming 2022 session, but to continue working with concerned groups to modify the proposal.

Comments from nonprofit groups objected to some provisions in proposed agency request legislation on… read more

If you are appointed to either elective office or an executive state officer position in December, you must file the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15 of the immediate following year. The statement covers the preceding 12-month period ending on Dec. 31. RCW 42… read more

The Commission approved a request from the political committee A Better Seattle to lift a $1,000 limit on contributions from donors.

A Better Seattle, which registered with the PDC in October, supports a Dec. 7 recall vote against Seattle… read more

Commission members considered public comments as they worked to refine what the PDC will include in a request for new legislation in 2022. 

The proposed legislation would adjust campaign finance reporting schedules to reflect the state’s vote-by-mail system in which ballots arrive as… read more

The PDC is seeking comments on recently proposed amendments to regulations regarding digital political advertising disclosure.  The proposed rules are the product of a multi-year engagement by the PDC to study the evolving digital media landscape and how it is used in political advertising. … read more

Commission Chair Fred Jarrett welcomed new Commissioner Allen Hayward to his first meeting, following Hayward’s appointment two days earlier by Gov. Jay Inslee. 

Hayward is a former longtime legal counsel for members of the state House of Representatives. He said he looked forward to… read more

The Commission began discussing what campaigns and advertising vendors need to disclose about digital political advertising in anticipation of revising disclosure rules later this year or early next.

The Commission heard testimony and received written comments from sellers of digital… read more

Allen Hayward, former longtime legal counsel for members of the state House of Representatives, joins the Public Disclosure Commission as its newest commissioner this week.

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Hayward to the Commission effective Sept. 21, 2021, for a term ending Dec. 31, 2025.… read more

Commissioners devoted much of their July meeting to discussing what the PDC might include in its request for new laws during the 2022 legislative session. They were joined by two lawmakers in that discussion.   Rep. Gerry Pollet spoke about his proposal on grassroots lobbying programs aimed at… read more