NWAP Files Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) Complaint Against Glen Morgan and his PAC, We the Governed, for Willful Violations of State Campaign Finance Laws
February 20, 2019
Washington – The Northwest Accountability Project (NWAP) has filed a PDC complaint against Glen Morgan and his PAC, We the Governed for failure to disclose ANY of its political activity since its formation in 2016. The NWAP is alleging that We the Governed has solicited funds for overt political activities without proper disclosure as outlined by the state’s Fair Practices Campaign Act.
“The PDC should hold Mr. Morgan accountable for his willful violations of Washington State law,” said Peter Starzynski, Executive Director of the Northwest Accountability Project, a watchdog organization that closely tracks extremist groups in the Northwest like the anti-union Freedom Foundation and the Washington Policy Center.
Glen Morgan, a former staffer at the Freedom Foundation is very familiar with the PDC. He is perhaps most well-known for filing hundreds of frivolous PDC complaints against left-leaning candidates and local Democratic parties.
“It’s somewhat ironic that Mr. Morgan himself has so egregiously violated state law given his history of utilizing the PDC for his own political purposes. Someone who knows the PDC as well as Mr. Morgan should also know the law,” Starzynski continued. “I think it shows that he knowingly violated the law in a malicious and willful manner. These violations can’t be accidental.”
The complaint alleges that Mr. Morgan never submitted ANY of the proper disclosure forms to the PDC since he created We the Governed PAC in 2016. Those allegations include failure to disclose any of the funds he solicited for political purposes, failure to disclose expenditures on any of their endorsed candidates at every level of state and local government or any of the ballot measures they have campaigned for or against.
The NWAP believes the serious nature of these actions warrants referral to the Attorney General. The severity of the violations committed by Mr. Morgan and We the Governed warrant penalties greater than the maximum the PDC is authorized to impose.
The PDC has assigned the complaint, ticket #47250.
The Northwest Accountability Project is a social welfare organization dedicated to shining a light on extremism and the moneyed special interests that attempt to bring an agenda of hate and division to the Northwest.