Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
announced that Washington’s Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, will pay $10,115 for
alleged campaign finance violations.
to allegations, Wyman’s campaign failed to timely file contribution and
expenditure disclosure reports and timely deposit hiscontributions. A Citizen
Action Complaint from Jaxon Ravens, chair of the Washington State Democratic
Committee, alerted Ferguson’s office to the issue.
County Superior Court judge approved a $3,950 penalty against Wyman and her
campaign. Half of the penalty will be suspended if no further violations occur.
Additionally, Wyman must pay $8,140 in costs and fees.
case was handled by the head of the attorney general's Campaign Finance Unit, senior assistant attorney general Linda Dalton, who has performed campaign finance
work since 2001 in the office.
Attorney General’s Office enforces the state’s campaign finance disclosure law in
order to maintain free, open and fair elections in Washington. Ferguson has made
campaign finance casework a major priority during his tenure by allocating more
agency resources to the issue.