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OLYMPIA — Former 19th Legislative District candidate Teresa Purcell will pay $14,395 over campaign finance violations.

The Attorney General’s Office’s lawsuit alleged Purcell failed to timely report debts, contributions and expenditures, and also failed to report employer and occupation information for contributors giving more than $100.

Purcell admitted to the violations and agrees that the judgment “constitutes a fair, reasonable, and complete resolution of those violations.”

A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered Purcell to pay $18,395 in penalties, with $8,000 suspended for four years contingent on no violations in that period, as well as $4,000 in costs and fees.


The Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal office for the state of Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions. Visit www.atg.wa.gov to learn more.


Brionna Aho, Communications Director, (360) 753-2727; brionna.aho@atg.wa.gov