Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-790
Request that the Board waive each of the $2,500 and $800 campaign finance late fees assessed against Jonathan Holloway, Sr., a candidate for East Baton Rouge Assessor in the October 12, 2019 election, whose 10-P and 2019 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 29 and 8 days late, respectively.

Jonathan Holloway, Sr., requests a waiver and states the following:

He runs his own private legal practice in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Since the spread of COVID-19 and the release of the Governor's mandate in March 2020, his business has suffered tremendously. He lost many clients and has not been able to obtain sufficient income to cover the cost of the $3300.00 late fee.

ELECTION: November 6, 2018
DAYS LATE: 29 & 8
ASSESSED FEE: $2,500 & $800
REPORTS DUE: October 2, 2019 and February 18, 2020
REPORTS FILED: October 31, 2019 and February 26, 2020

ACTIVITY REPORTED: 10-P: $8,503.85 in Receipts; $2,535.00 in Disbursements and $7,240.25 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

SUPP2019: $-0 in Receipts; $5,243.78 in Disbursements and $1,215.88 Fund on Hand at Close of Reporting Period


10/22/2011 EDE-P (6 days late) -Suspended all but $50 (PAID)/ Reassessed $310 (PAID)

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.

Section 1205C of the Rules for the Board of Ethics provides that "[i]f a report is filed more than 10 days late and the amount of activity on the report is less than the amount of the late fee to be assessed, the staff may reduce the late fee to the amount of activity or 10 times the per-day penalty, whichever is greater."

Decline to waive.

Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2020-790 - Waiver Request Jonathan Holloway, Sr. 10-P
2020-790 - Waiver Request Jonathan Holloway, Sr. SUPP2019