Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-317
Request that the Board waive a $600, $600 and $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against ShermaDee McDaniel, a candidate for Clerk of Court, Claiborne Parish in the October 12, 2019, whose 30-P, 10-P & 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 11, 112 & 77 days late, respectively.
ShermaDee McDaniel requested a waiver and stated:

She ran the election off a low income budget, so she thought after the first report she was done. She had no big endorsements to file after a few donations she received. She spoke with a campaign finance representative regarding the 10-P report and was informed that the 30-P and 10-G were also lacking. She immediately submitted the reports. She would like the board to take into consideration she is a single mother of 2 with an unstable financial background and the fees would put a strain on her family.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P & 10-G
DAYS LATE: 11, 112 & 77
ASSESSED FEE: $600 , $600 & $600
REPORTS DUE: September 12, 2019, October 2, 2019 & November 6, 2019
REPORTS FILED: September 23, 2020, January 22, 2020 & January 22, 2020

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P: $191.06 Receipts; $-0 Expenditures; $141.06 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

10-P: $280 in Receipts; $280 Less In-Kind Contributions and $-0 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period

10-G: $-0 Receipts; $-0 Expenditures and $-0 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.
Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2020-317 - Staff Memo Waiver Request ShermaDee McDaniel 10-G
2020-317 - Staff Memo Waiver Request ShermaDee McDaniel 10-p
2020-317 - Staff Memo Waiver Request ShermaDee McDaniel 30-P