In addition to handing down fines for public agencies that didn’t file lobbying reports, the Public Disclosure Commission last week also fined some candidates who it says failed to file campaign-finance reports.
Among them was Federal Way School Board President Tony Moore, who ran last year against state Sen. Tracey Eide. He fell short by less than 1,700 votes out of nearly 39,000 cast in Federal Way and nearby communities.
The PDC said Moore’s campaign failed to report three pieces of mail advertising totaling $20,904. The mailings were put out by the state Republican Party, not Moore — but Moore’s campaign was supported to report them as an in-kind contribution.
It didn’t, according to the PDC, nor did it report two GOP mailings worth $14,743 as last minute contributions. It wasn’t clear if the two totals overlapped.
The commission fined Moore $300, but waived half of the fine if Moore commits no violations for the next four years. Moore didn’t return phone and e-mail messages last week and this week. Read more »