Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations

Tim Eyman

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A judge ruled Friday that initiative promoter and Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Eyman violated state campaign finance laws by concealing $766,447 in donations.

Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon issued his ruling in a lawsuit filed against Eyman by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Eyman committed more than 100 violations by failing to disclose the donations in the form of multiple reports to the state Public Disclosure Commission over several years. He remains in contempt of court for refusing to turn over information, for which the court has ordered him to pay daily monetary sanctions.

“Eyman faces significant potential penalties which will be determined in July,” a statement from the AG’s office said.

Eyman is an anti-tax activist and proponent of I-976, an initiative to reduce car tab fees to $30, which voters passed in November.