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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The Washington State Office of Financial Management publishes state/college, name/jobtitle/salary information every 2 years. This information is from: http://www.ofm.wa.gov/persdetail/
ET is Employee Type: 6 is faculty, 7 is non-faculty, 1 is classified by state merit rules, 2 is exempt from state merit rules
PU is Pay Unit: M is monthly, H is hourly, C is contracted, D is daily,
MP is months paid
%FT is percent of full-time
Name Job Title ET-PU MP %FT Salary AMMONS, JONATHAN OFF ASST 2 1M 0 75 1436 ANDERSON, LORI L WMS BAND 1 1M 0 100 4405 BAILEY, VENUS D CUST SVS SPEC 1 1M 0 100 2202 BEATTY, ANTHONY J POLITICAL F/SP 1 1M 0 100 3128 ELLIS, DOUGLAS J EMS BAND 3 2M 0 100 6693 FUQUAY, LADELLE F OFF ASST 2 1M 0 75 1506 GUBBE, KYLE IT SPEC 3 1M 0 100 4531 HALEY, SCOTT E OFF ASST 3 1M 0 100 2588 HANSEN, JENNIFER I POLITICAL F/SP 2 2M 0 100 3286 KING JR, WILLIAM A IT SPEC 3 1M 0 100 4003 LINCE, TONI L OFF ASST LEAD 1M 0 90 2649 MADSEN, KAMI M CONF. SECRETARY 2M 0 100 2963 MURPHY, KRISTIN MH POLITICAL F/SP 2 1M 0 100 3813 PARKER, SALLY L POLITICAL F/SP 4 2M 0 100 3813 PERKINS, ANTHONY E POLITICAL F/SP 4 1M 0 100 4003 RIPPIE, VICKI L DIRECTOR 2M 0 100 8333 SMITH, MICHAEL T EMS BAND 3 2M 0 100 7341 SPRINGER, DANIEL W IT SPEC 5 1M 0 100 5258 STUTZMAN, PHILIP E WMS BAND 1 1M 0 100 5461 TROBAUGH, SUEMARY WMS BAND 1 1M 0 100 4771 UNRUH, RANDALL POLITICAL F/SP 2 1M 0 100 3450 WENDLER, BRUCE W IT SPEC 5 1M 0 100 5522 YOUNG, WILLIAM K REG ANALYST 3 1M 0 100 5003By 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.
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