Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-1293
Request that the Board waive a $60, $540 and $600 campaign finance late fees assessed against Denis Mulvihill, a candidate for Sheriff and his committee's chairperson, Russell Wagoner, Concordia Parish, in the October 12, 2019 election, whose 30-P, 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 1, 9 and 13 days late.
Russell Wagoner, campaign chairperson for Denis Mulvihill, states the following:

This was his first time to work with finances on a campaign and he was not familiar with doing things online. He printed out the paper forms to keep up with the expenditures and receipts, but didn't' remember to go online to do the reports. Also, they have depleted any funds that were in their election campaign account and do not have any funds to pay this fine with.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P & 10-G
DAYS LATE: 1, 9 & 13
ASSESSED FEE: $60, $540 & $600
REPORTS DUE: September 12, 2019, October 2, 2019, and November 6, 2019
REPORTS FILED: September 13, 2019, October 11, 2019 and November 19, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P: $23,435.60 Receipts; $22,813.08 Expenditures; $622.52 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period

10-P: $5,025.00 Receipts; $5,082.91 Expenditures; $564.61 Funds on Hand at the Close of the Reporting Period

10-G: $0 Receipts; $554.35 Expenditures; $10.26 Funds on Hand at the Close of the Reporting Period


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.

Decline to waive for the 30-P and 10-P reports.

Suspend all but $200 based on future compliance for the 10-G report. The late fee must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes due and owing.

Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2019-1293 Staff Memo