Loans to Candidates and Political Committees

data.wa.gov | Last Updated 13 Sep 2020

This data set contains candidate and political committee loan information for the last 10 years. Data includes loans received, loan repayments, interest payments, and loans forgiven. 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 and or referenced documents 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.

Tags: political finance, elections, contributions, campaign, political committee, disclosure

This dataset has the following 36 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
ididtextPDC internal identifier that corresponds to a loan record.
report_numberreport_numbertextPDC identifier used for tracking the loan records. 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 of the amended report and the original report records are not included in this dataset.
originorigintextThe form, schedule or section where the record was reported. L.1 represents a loan received. L.2P represents a loan re-payment amount. L.2I represents an interest payment on the loan. L.3 represents a loan forgiven amount. Please see https://www.pdc.wa.gov/learn/forms for a list of forms and instructions. Schedule L to the C3 or C4 is the loan form.
filer_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. 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.
typetypetextIndicates 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.
filer_namefiler_nametextThe candidate or committee name as reported on the form C1 candidate or C1PC political 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.
first_namefirst_nametextThis field represents the first name, as reported by the filer. This field may appear blank if the name is not reported or if a filing entity has a single name, such as a PAC or other political committee. Note that this data appears as represented by the filer and may not be consistent from one reporting period to another.
middle_initialmiddle_initialtextThis field represents the middle initial, as reported by the filer. The field may appear blank if the filer has not filed with a middle initial, or in cases where the filing entity has only one name, such as a PAC or other political committee. Note that this data appears as represented by the filer and may not be consistent from one reporting period to another.
last_namelast_nametextThis field represents the last name, as reported by the filer. The field may also contain the full name of a filing entity that is registered under one name, such as a PAC or other filing committee. Note that this data appears as represented by the filer and may not be consistent from one reporting period to another.
officeofficetextThe office sought by the candidate. Does not apply to political committees.
legislative_districtlegislative_districttextThe Washington State legislative district. This field only applies to candidates where the office is "state senator" or "state representative."
positionpositiontextThe 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.
partypartytextThe political party as declared by the candidate or committee on their form C1 registration. Contains only "Major parties" as recognized by Washington State law.
jurisdictionjurisdictiontextThe political jurisdiction associated with the office of a candidate or a local ballot initiative..
jurisdiction_countyjurisdiction_countytextThe county associated with the jurisdiction of a candidate or local ballot initiative. Multi-county jurisdictions are reported as the primary county. This field will be empty for political committees and when a candidate jurisdiction is statewide.
jurisdiction_typejurisdiction_typetextThe type of jurisdiction this office is: Statewide, Local, etc.
election_yearelection_yearnumberThe election year in the case of candidates and single election committees. The reporting year in the case of continuing political committees.
cash_or_in_kindcash_or_in_kindtextThe type of loan this is. A loan can be given in cash where re-payment in cash is expected. A loan can be in-kind where something of value is given to the campaign and cash re-payment is expected.
receipt_datereceipt_datecalendar_dateThe date the loan was received.
repayment_schedulerepayment_scheduletextThe agreement between the lender and the committee as to when the loan will be repaid.
loan_due_dateloan_due_datecalendar_dateThe date specified in the loan agreement when loan re-payment is expected if any.
lender_or_endorserlender_or_endorsertextA loan always has a lender; a loan can also be endorsed by another entity. This column specifies either "Lender" or "Endorser".
transaction_typetransaction_typetextAn explanation of this row. The row could represent a loan "Received", a loan "Payment", loan "Interest, or loan "Forgiven".
amountamountnumberThe amount of the reported transaction.
endorser_liable_amountendorser_liable_amountnumberIf the loan is endorsed by another entity, the amount the endorser is responsible for is listed here. Loan endorsements are rare occurrences. This column is reported as "0" if there is no endorser.
primary_generalprimary_generaltextCandidates subject to contribution limits must specify whether a loan is designated for the primary or the general election. Contributions to candidates not subject to limits, political committees and continuing political committees apply to the full election cycle.
lenders_namelenders_nametextThe name of the individual or organization making or endorsing the loan as reported.
lenders_addresslenders_addresstextThe lender's or endorser's address.
lenders_citylenders_citytextThe lender's or endorser's city.
lenders_statelenders_statetextThe lender's or endorser's state.
lenders_ziplenders_zipnumberThe lender's or endorser's zip code.
lenders_occupationlenders_occupationtextThe occupation of the lender. A loan is a contribution until it is repaid. This field only applies to contributions by individuals and only when an individual gives a campaign or committee more than $100 in the aggregate for the election cycle (calendar year for continuing political committees).
lenders_employerlenders_employertextThe name of the lenders/endorsers employer. The names appearing here have not been normalized and the same entity may be represented by different names in the dataset. Refer to the contributor occupation field to see when this field applies.
employers_cityemployers_citytextCity of the lender/endorsers employer. Refer to the occupation field to see when this field applies.
employers_stateemployers_statetextState of the lender/endorser's employer. Refer to the occupation field to see when this field applies.
urlurlurlA link to a PDF version of the original report as it was filed to the PDC.