All 50 states have a campaign finance disclosure agency or program which is responsible for
receiving, processing and auditing filings of political campaigns. Some states also have
programs concerning disclosure of lobbying and the financial affairs of elected officials and
candidates. In Washington State, the Public Disclosure Commissionís comprehensive jurisdiction
includes the aforementioned duties. The Commission also provides access to those filings and
ensures compliance with disclosure provisions, contribution limits, campaign practices and other
campaign finance laws.
The disclosure law in Washington State can be traced to the efforts of concerned citizens who
came together in the early 1970ís to place Initiative 276 on the ballot, which was approved by
72 percent of the voters and became law on January 1, 1973. In 1992, voters again supported
campaign finance reform and approved Initiative 134, setting contribution limits and other
The Commissionís mission is to provide timely and meaningful public access to information about
the financing of political campaigns, lobbyist expenditures and the financial affairs of public
officials and candidates, and to ensure compliance with disclosure provisions, contribution limits,
campaign practices and other campaign finance laws. The public disclosure statute contains five
main areas of jurisdiction concerning campaign finance, contribution limits, political advertising,
lobbyist reporting and the disclosure of Personal Financial Affairs of elected officials and
candidates. Together, these sections of Chapter 42.17 RCW constitute one of the most
exhaustive disclosure laws in the country.
Initiative 276 created the five-member, bi-partisan citizen Commission to ensure that the
provisions of the disclosure law are fully met. Commission Members are appointed by the
Governor for one, five-year term and are confirmed by the state Senate. Each Commissioner
serves a staggered term of five years and no more than three members can be affiliated with the
same political party.
In fiscal year 2006, the Commission employed 22 staff and operated on a $1,999,000 budget.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
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January 25, 2003 Personnel Detail
Public Disclosure Commission (2003, 27 employees)
March 31, 2004 note: I have replaced the first letter of the first name of each person, with a *.
Name Job Title Salary(monthly or hourly) ANDERSON, *ORI L POL FIN SPEC 2 3637 BENNETT, *OBERT F INFO TECH S S 5 5606 BRADY, *USAN P MEMBER 100 BRYANT, *UTHANN C CONF. SECRETARY 3238 BURKHART, *OBIN L OFFICE ASST 2198 CLEMENT, *OIS M MEMBER 100 CONNELLY, *ICHAEL F COMM MEMBER 100 COPELAND, *AREN MARI WMS BAND 2 5164 ELLIS, *OUGLAS J WMS BAND 1 4751 GUBBE, *YLE INFO TECH S S 1 3376 HALEY, *COTT E OFFICE ASST 2303 HANSEN, *ENNIFER I OFFICE ASST 2005 HARRIS, *USAN WMS BAND 3 5845 JOHNSON, *ARK B INFO TEC APP S 3 4322 LINCE, *ONI L OFFICE ASST 2073 MARTIN, *RANCIS M COMM MEMBER 100 PARKER, *ALLY L POL FIN SPEC 2 2984 PERKINS, *NTHONY E POL FIN SPEC 1 2447 RIPPIE, *ICKI L DIRECTOR 6876 SMITH, *ICHAEL T CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFF 6162 SPRINGER, *ANIEL W INFO TEC APP S 4 4428 STUTZMAN, *HILIP E WMS BAND 1 4638 TILLY, *ARL F COMM MEMBER 100 TROBAUGH, *UEMARY POL FIN SPEC 2 3460 WENDLER, *RUCE W INFO TEC APP S 3 4322 WINKLEY, * MICHAELA OFFICE ASST SR 1234 YOUNG, *ILLIAM K POL FIN SPEC 3 3916By clicking on the rainbow colored square icon, you can see information about the people who look at these webpages. These statistics report meters are free to anybody.
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In Nov 2002, the Wa St Court of Appeals, ruled that government employees names cannot be kept secret.