Local Democratic PAC plans to disband after complaints

first_imgA political action committee associated with the local Democratic Party has stated that it will disband after being targeted by a conservative activist who has filed hundreds of complaints against similar organizations and politicians across the state.The activist, Glen Morgan, called the move to dissolve an attempt to dodge the state’s campaign finance laws, which he said several other Democratic-affiliated political committees he’s targeted have also tried to do.He said he’s confident that the courts won’t allow it.“They are going to realize that this is not an option for them,” he said. “They are going to follow the law.”Rich Rogers, the chair of the Clark County Democrats, declined to comment on the matter. According to a statement from the party, though, the political action committee affiliated with the party called the 49th Legislative District Democrats has decided to formally deregister.The statement blames the decision to deregister on Morgan, a Thurston County resident who serves as the executive director of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, who last year filed a lawsuit and complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission, the state’s election monitor, alleging that the committee failed to properly report its finances.The statement accuses Morgan of having “weaponized Washington’s well-intended but seriously flawed” campaign finance law. It also says that volunteer-run political committees, such as the 49th Legislative District Democrats, “have found it impossible to operate without being repeatedly accused of having failed to comply with all of the requirements of the law.”last_img read more