Agenda Item
Docket No. 21-192
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed Reginald T. Badeaux, III, a candidate for District Judge, 22nd Judicial District Court, Division I, St.Tammany and Washington Parishes, in the November 3, 2020 election, whose 90-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 23 days late.

Reginald T. Badeaux, III requests a waiver and states the following:

The notice of delinquency (NOD) was mailed to his home address rather than the P.O. Box, or to his campaign accountant Ron Garrity, CPA. There the NOD languished for at least two weeks since he rarely checks the condo cluster box and all important mail goes to either his work or his P.O. Box. Having not received any notices, he felt safe in assuming his campaign accountant had handled this matter. His partner, who had to retire early as a radiation therapist due to Covid- 19 concerns, has an ocular condition that, in brief, makes objects in her left eye appear five times larger than her right eye. Already out of pocket for over $16,000.00, he is her sole financial support. She needs 3 new pairs of glasses which cost $1,000.00 each.

ELECTION: November 3, 2020
REPORTS DUE: August 5, 2020
REPORTS FILED: August 28, 2020
ACTIVITY REPORT: $400.00 in Receipts; $400.00 in Expenditures (Qualifying Fee); $200 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

10/18/1997 Election: 2008 SUPP (1 day late) - $60

10/5/2002 Election: 30-P (20 days late)- $800

10/4/2008 Election: 2008 SUPP (1 day late) - $60

11/4/2014 Election: 30-P (3 days late)- $300

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
2021-192 - CF Waiver Request Reginald T. Badeaux, III 90-P