Public Disclosure Commission opens investigation into WFEG’s allegations against Tim Eyman

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Today, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) notified Washingtonians For Ethical Government (WFEG) that it has opened an investigation into WFEG’s allegations that Tim Eyman and his associates broke the law when they launched a series of web videos attacking Democratic state legislators for refusing to do their bidding during the 2016 legislative session.

Last month, WFEG notified Attorney General Bob Ferguson and King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg of its intention to bring a citizen’s action against Eyman unless the state commenced action against Eyman first for violating Chapter RCW 42.17A.

On June 7, 2016, the Attorney General referred the matter to the staff of the Public Disclosure with a request to review and investigate. This morning, the PDC informed WFEG it had opened an investigation, which will be led by Tony Perkins. The case number is No. 5729.

WFEG believes the evidence plainly shows that Eyman, a serial offender, flouted the law. WFEG urges the PDC to investigate swiftly and hold Eyman accountable through stringent penalties.

  • The forty-fifth day following WFEG’s citizen action notice is July 9, 2016.
  • The fifty-fifth day is July 19, 2016.