Commission issues $10,000 in fines for Kennewick Public Facilities District board members The Commission voted to fine five members of the Kennewick Public Facilities District Board for violating campaign finance laws during a 2017 unsuccessful campaign to increase sales taxes.   In a written… read more

You may be wondering whether loans and payments provided through COVID-19 relief programs are reportable in your F-1 Personal Financial Affairs Statement.

The Paycheck Protection Program's (PPP) unforgiven loans of $2,400 or more, made to you or a family member, should be reported within… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission is soliciting comment on a proposed interpretation to provide guidance for the designation and use of surplus campaign funds, as required under RCW 42.17A.430.

The proposed interpretation addresses the areas where the most frequently asked questions arise… read more


The Commission heard four enforcement cases involving late or missing Personal Financial Affairs (F-1) reports. Officials in each of the four cases had previous violations on record.

In each case, PDC staff sent multiple emails and other communications in an attempt to make… read more

The lobbyist application is designed for each user to have their own user account. If you are taking over the filing requirements for your organization, please create your own user account and then request to link to the lobbyist or lobbyist employer that you will be filing for in the… read more

When you start a new campaign as a candidate you may have surplus funds from a past election that you'd like to use for the new campaign.

If you're a candidate running for reelection to the same office, you may use funds from the previous election for your next election.

If you file… read more

If your committee is organized to support or oppose ballot measures like a committee that supports or opposes a school, fire, or library levy or bond we recommend that you register a separate campaign for each election.

If you register as a single-election committee, you only do one… read more

A long-running case initiated by a Public Disclosure Commission investigation led to a court ruling Wednesday that initiative campaigner Tim Eyman intentionally violated state campaign finance laws.

Thurston County Superior Court Judge James J. Dixon found that Eyman misappropriated… read more

New Commission chair for 2021

Fred Jarrett presided over his first Commission meeting as chair. Jarrett joined the Commission in 2019, following a long career of public service as Mercer Island mayor, state senator and representative and senior deputy county executive in King County.

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If you or your organization employed a lobbyist at any time in 2020, you need to file a lobbyist employer's annual report, the form L-3. You should also file one if a lobbyist reported that they had a contract to lobby for you in 2020, even if they didn't actually end up lobbying. The due date… read more