Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his office has filed complaints in Thurston
County Superior Court against state Sen. Sam Hunt and against
the Thurston County Democratic Central Committee, alleging deficient campaign finance reports.
Ferguson has recused himself
from involvement in the cases, according to a March 14 news release.
office received two citizen action notices, one in October and one in December 2016. The notices alleged that Hunt and his committee, Sam Hunt for Senate
Senate, committed multiple violations of public disclosure laws in Washington.
Ferguson’s office looked into the matter and reported that Hunt allegedly failed
to timely report $9,752.75 in orders placed and debts incurred for
citizen notices came in, this time in January and February, alleging
multiple campaign finance violations by the Thurston County Democratic Central
Committee during the 2016 election. After looking into the matter, Ferguson’s
office determined that the party had allegedly failed to disclose in a timely manner a
$1,250 in-kind contribution, more than $21,000 in expenditures and $4.827 in
is seeking penalties and injunctive relief. Handling the cases for Washington
is Senior Assistant Attorney General Linda Dalton and Assistant Attorney General Walter Smith.