Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-450
Request that the Board waive the $400 and $400 campaign finance late fees assessed against Wendell R. Wilson, a candidate for Member of School Board, District 2, Jackson Parish, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 46 and 44 days late, respectively.
Wendell R. Wilson states that this was his first attempt at running for public office and his campaign was basically a one man operation, without major financial support. He could not afford the services of an accountant or CPA. He found the reporting process to be demanding, requiring an intricate understanding of the many reporting instructions and forms.

ELECTION: November 6, 2018
DAYS LATE: 46 & 44
ASSESSED FEE: $400 & $400
REPORTS DUE: October 29, 2018 and November 28, 2018
REPORTS FILED: December 14, 2018 and January 11, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 10-P $-0- Receipts; $300 Expenditures; $205.94 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

10-G: $-0- Receipts; $205.94 Expenditures; $-0- Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.


30-P (21 days late) - $840
18:1505.4.A(1) Any candidate, the treasurer or chairman of a political committee, or any other person required to file any reports under this Chapter, who knowingly fails to file or who knowingly fails to timely file any such reports as are required by this Chapter may be assessed a civil penalty for each day until such report is filed.

18:1495.4D(1) If the final report of a candidate for an election, as required by Paragraph (5), (6), or (7)of Subsection B of this Section, shows a deficit or a surplus, the candidate and his treasurer, if any, shall file supplemental reports with the supervisory committee of all information required in R.S. 18:1495.5. Such reports shall be filed annually no later than February fifteenth and shall be complete through the preceding December thirty-first. Such a supplemental report shall be filed each year until a report has been filed which shows no deficit and until any surplus campaign funds have been disposed of in accordance with R.S. 18:1505.2(I). The report on surplus funds shall disclose the disbursement of such funds in the same manner as expenditures are reported.

Suspend all but $100 for each of the 10-P and 10-G reports. The late fees must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes due and owing.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2019-450 Waiver Request