Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-850
Request that the Board waive a $600 and $420 campaign finance late fee assessed against Vaughn Ehrman, a candidate for City Marshal, City Court of Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, in the November 3, 2020 election, whose 30-P and 10-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 10 and 7 days late, respectively.
Vaughn Ehrman requests a waiver and states the following:
He has been seriously affected by the two hurricanes that recently hit the Lake Charles/ Sulphur area. He was displaced for over a month after Laura and a week after Delta.

Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 27, 2020, and Hurricane Delta made landfall on October 9, 2020.

The subject reports were due on October 5, 2020 and October 26, 2020.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: 10 & 7
ASSESSED FEE: $600 & $420
REPORTS DUE: October 5, 2020 and October 26, 2020
REPORTS FILED: October 15, 2020 and November 2, 2020

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P $645.00 in Receipt; $645 in Expenditures and $-0 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

10-P $-0 in Receipts; $-0 in Expenditures and $-0 Funds 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.

18:1495.4D(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.

Waive the late fees.
Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2020-850 - CF Waiver Request Vaughn Ehrman 30-P
2020-850- Waiver Request Vaughn Ehrman 10-P