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Expenditures by Candidates and Political Committees

This dataset contains expenditures made by Washington State Candidates and Political Committees for the last 10 years as reported to the PDC on forms C3, C4, Schedule C and their electronic filing equivalents.

In-kind contributions are included in this data set as they are considered as both a contribution and expenditure. In-kind contributions are also included in the data set "Contributions to Candidates and Political Committees"

For candidates, the number of years is determined by the year of the election, not necessarily the year the expenditure was reported. For political committees, the number of years is determined by the calendar year of the reporting period.

Candidates and political committees choosing to file under "mini reporting" are not included in this dataset. See WAC 390-16-105 for information regarding eligibility.

This dataset is a best-effort by the PDC to provide a complete set of records as described herewith and may contain incomplete or incorrect information. The PDC provides access to the original reports for the purpose of record verification.

Descriptions attached to this dataset do not constitute legal definitions; please consult RCW 42.17A and WAC Title 390 for legal definitions and additional information regarding political finance disclosure requirements.

CONDITION OF RELEASE: This publication constitutes a list of individuals prepared by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission and may not be used for commercial purposes. This list is provided on the condition and with the understanding that the persons receiving it agree to this statutorily imposed limitation on its use. See

RCW 42.56.070(9) and AGO 1975 No. 15.

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NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
recipient_ziprecipient_ziprecipient_zipTextThe zip code of the individual or vendor paid as reported. Please refer to the recipient_name field for more information regarding address fields.
recipient_cityrecipient_cityrecipient_cityTextThe city of the individual or vendor paid as reported. Please refer to the recipient_name field for more information regarding address fields.
recipient_addressrecipient_addressrecipient_addressTextThe street address of the individual or vendor paid as reported. Please refer to the recipient_name field for more information regarding address fields.
expenditure_dateexpenditure_dateexpenditure_dateCalendar dateThe date that the expenditure was made or the in-kind contribution was received. See the metadata for the origin and amount field regarding in-kind contributions.
jurisdiction_countyjurisdiction_countyjurisdiction_countyTextThe county associated with the jurisdiction of a candidate. Multi-county jurisdictions as reported as the primary county. This field will be empty for political committees and when a candidate jurisdiction is statewide.
jurisdictionjurisdictionjurisdictionTextThe political jurisdiction associated with the office of a candidate.
filer_namefiler_namefiler_nameTextThe candidate or committee name as reported on the form C1 candidate or committee registration form. The name will be consistent across all records for the same filer id and election year but may differ across years due to candidates or committees changing their name.
filer_idfiler_idfiler_idTextThe unique id assigned to a candidate or political committee. The filer id is consistent across election years with the exception that an individual running for a second office in the same election year will receive a second filer id. There is no correlation between the two filer ids. For a candidate and single-election-year committee such as a ballot committee, the combination of filer_id and election_year uniquely identifies a campaign.
recipient_locationrecipient_locationrecipient_locationPointThe geocoded location of the individual or vendor paid as reported. The quality of the geocoded location is dependent on how many of the address fields are available and is calculated using a third-party service. The PDC has not verified the results of the geocoding. Please refer to the recipient_name field for more information regarding address fields.
election_yearelection_yearelection_yearNumberThe election year in the case of candidates and single election committees. The reporting year in the case of continuing political committees.
recipient_staterecipient_staterecipient_stateTextThe state of the individual or vendor paid as reported. Please refer to the recipient_name field for more information regarding address fields.
codecodecodeTextThe type of expenditure. The values displayed are human readable equivalents of the type codes reported on the form C4 schedule A. Please refer to the form for a listing of all codes. Itemized expenditures are generally required to have either a code or a description but may be required to have both. Non-itemized expenditures do not have a description.
amountamountamountNumberThe amount of the expenditure or in-kind contribution. In-kind contributions are both a contribution and an expenditure and represented in both the contributions and expenditures data.
legislative_districtlegislative_districtlegislative_districtTextThe Washington State legislative district. This field only applies to candidates where the office is "state senator" or "state representative."
officeofficeofficeTextThe office sought by the candidate. Does not apply to political committees.
report_numberreport_numberreport_numberTextPDC identifier used for tracking the individual form C4 . Multiple expenditures will have the same report number when they were reported to the PDC at the same time. The report number is unique to the report it represents. When a report is amended, a new report number is assigned that supersedes the original version and the original report records are not included in this dataset.
idididTextPDC internal identifier that corresponds to a single expenditure record. When combined with the origin value, this number uniquely identifies a single row.
descriptiondescriptiondescriptionTextThe reported description of the transaction. Non-itemized expenditures will not contain a description.
itemized_or_non_itemizeditemized_or_non_itemizeditemized_or_non_itemizedTextA record for an itemized expenditure represents a single expenditure. A record for a non-itemized expenditure represents one or more expenditures where the individual expenditures are less than the limit for itemized reporting. In this case the record is the aggregate total for the reporting period.
ballot_numberballot_numberballot_numberTextIf the committee is a Statewide Ballot Initiative Committee a ballot number will appear once a ballot number is assigned by the Secretary of State. Local Ballot Initiatives will not have a ballot number. This field will contain a number only if the Secretary of State issues a number.
partypartypartyTextThe political party as declared by the candidate or committee on their form C1 registration. Contains only "Major parties" as recognized by Washington State law.
recipient_namerecipient_namerecipient_nameTextThe name of the individual or vendor paid as reported. The names appearing here have not been normalized and the same entity may be represented by different names in the dataset. Non-itemized expenditures of $50 or less will have a recepient_name of EXPENSES OF $50 OR LESS and origin of A/LE50, and all address fields will be empty.
committee_idcommittee_idcommittee_idTextThe unique identifier of a committee. For a continuing committee, this id will be the same for all the years that the committee is registered. Single year committees and candidate committees will have a unique id for each year even though the candidate or committee organization might be the same across years. Surplus accounts will have a single committee id across all years.
originoriginoriginTextThis field shows from which filed report-type the data originates. A/LE50 refers to non-itemized expenditures of $50 and less per expenditure. A/GT50 refers to itemized expenditures greater than $50 per expenditure. A/LE50 and A/GT50 are both reported on schedule A of form C4 To view the different report types and forms browse to: https://www.pdc.wa.gov/learn/forms
jurisdiction_typejurisdiction_typejurisdiction_typeTextThe type of jurisdiction this office is: Statewide, Local, etc.
positionpositionpositionTextThe position associated with an office. This field typically applies to judicial and local office that have multiple positions or seats. This field does not apply to political committees.
for_or_againstfor_or_againstfor_or_againstTextBallot initiative committees are formed to either support or oppose an initiative. This field represents whether a committee “Supports” or “Opposes” a ballot initiative.
typetypetypeTextIndicates if this record is for a candidate or a political committee. In the case of a political committee, it may be either a continuing political committee, party committee or single election year committee.
urlurlurlURLA link to a PDF version of the original report as it was filed to the PDC.
 
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