Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-383
Request that the Board waive the $1,380 and two $780 campaign finance late fees assessed against Mack Cormier, a candidate for State Representative, 105th Representative District, in the October 12, 2019 election, whose 10-G, EDE-G and 40-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 23, 13 and 13 days late, respectively.

Rep. Mack Cormier requests a waiver and states the following:

This was his first time in political office or running at this level, and the reporting quickly overwhelmed him. From the beginning, he did everything in his campaign. He was his own manager, wrote his own radio commercials, built his own signs and put them up by himself, was his own strategist, and was a full time teacher at an alternative high school all at the same time. It was maddening to approach each report with the thought that his numbers were already off and may be reporting numbers he would have to amend again and again, all the while dealing with everything else.

Staff notes:

On October 31, 2019, an email was sent reminding candidates in the fall primary and general 2019 elections of the need to file 10-G, EDE-G, Special and 40-G reports.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: 23, 13 & 13
ASSESSED FEE: $1,380, $780 & $780
REPORTS DUE: November 6, 2019, November 26, 2019 & December 27, 2019
REPORTS FILED: November 29, 2020, December 09, 2019 & January 9, 2020

ACTIVITY REPORTED: 10-G: $26,300 in Receipts; $7,740.95 in Expenditure; $12,156.48 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

EDE-G: Services of Election Day Workers (Schedule B) - $2,700; Payments to Organizations for Election Day Activities/Services (Schedule C) - $241.77

40-G: $87,050 in Receipts; $3,341.77 in Disbursements; Less In-Kind Contributions $82,050 and $13,814.71 Fund on Hand at Close of 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. 18:1484.(2)(b). Each candidate for any other public office shall file reports of contributions in excess of two hundred dollars in the aggregate during the aggregating period.
Decline to waive.

Assigned Attorney: Kathleen Allen
2020-383 - CF Waiver Request 40-G Mack Cormier
2020-383 - CF Waiver Request 10-G Mac Cormier
2020-383 - CF Waiver Request EDE-G Mack Cormier