Agenda Item
Docket No. 21-306
Request that the Board waive a $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Brent Hawkins, a candidate for District Judge, 14th Judicial District Court, ES 1, Div. J, Calcasieu Parish, in the November 3, 2020 election, whose 2019 Annual campaign finance disclosure report was filed 203 days late.
Karen Drewet, committee treasurer for Brent Hawkins, requests a waiver and states the following:

Mr. Hawkins is a first time candidate and there was a minimal number of transactions in 2019. There were only four transactions that affected cash. The transactions were mostly geared to opening the account to pay the fees to Campaign finance due on January 2, 2020 and they were under the impression that these could be filed with the 2020 report.

ELECTION: November 3, 2020
TYPES OF REPORT: 2019 Annual
REPORTS DUE: February 18, 2020
REPORTS FILED: September 8, 2020
ACTIVITY REPORT: $1,429.83 in Receipts; $643.03 in Expenditures and $800.00 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period


10-P (15 days late) - $600

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
2021-306 - CF Waiver Request Brent Hawkins ANN2019