The Public Disclosure Commission has fined Pierce County auditor candidate Will Baker $300 for a repeat violation of state election laws. It suspended a separate $500 penalty for his most recent violation.
Baker appeared at a commission hearing Oct. 22 to answer a complaint that he had failed to file a candidate registration form and a financial affairs disclosure form for his current campaign for county auditor. Baker skipped an August hearing on the issue, and the commission assessed a $500 fine for the violation.
PDC spokeswoman Lori Anderson said Baker told the commission last week he was not able …