Agenda Item
Docket No. 21-297
Request that the Board waive the two (2) $1,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Dewayne Wooten, a candidate for Councilman, District 5, City of Monroe, Ouachita Parish, in the July 11, 2020 election, whose 30-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 172 and 197 days late, respectively.
Dewayne Wooten requests a waiver and states the following:

The late filing was due to an apparent oversight and/or accountant error. He said that he hired an accountant to handle the paperwork. He said that his campaign was mostly self financed and he provided the accountant with all the paperwork to file the reports. He said he lost the election and vowed never do it again. He said when he received the first notice of delinquency, he forwarded it to his accountant who assured him that he was in contact with our office and everything was taken care of. Now he has received two delinquency notices. He said he is unable to borrow money or obtain funding to pay for this penalty.

ELECTION: July 11, 2020

DAYS LATE: 172 & 197
ASSESSED FEE: $360 & $480
REPORTS DUE: March 5, 2020 and August 5, 2020
REPORTS FILED: August 24, 2020 and February 18, 2021

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P: $6,350.00 in Receipt; $6,6135.58 in Expenditures and $26358Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

10-G $-0 in Receipts; $1,252.11 in Expenditures and $-0 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period


7/11/2020 10-P (3 days late) - $120

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.

With respect to 30-P, decline to consider waiver request.

With respect to 10-G, decline to waive.

Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2021-297 - CF Waiver Request 30-P
2021-297 - CF Waiver Request 10-G