Agenda Item
Docket No. 23-360
Request that the Board waive the three (3) $40, $1,000 and $680 for a total of $1,720 campaign finance late fees assessed against Renita Jackson Graber, an unsuccessful candidate for Member of School Board, District 11 in the November 8, 2022 election, whose 30-P, 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 1, 30 and 17 days late, respectively.
Renita Jackson Graber requests a waiver and states the following:

She submitted her report on time, but it was sent back to be amended. During that time she was displaced from her home due to Hurricane Ida. She is a pastor and her home and church property were severely damaged. Ms. Jackson-Graber had been living in a rental property and didn't always get her mail on time, which caused her not to file on time. She also had to make sure displaced members of her congregation had adequate places to live. Unfortunately, all of these things happened before, during, and after the election. This situation was out of her control and she is asking to have the fee suspended or waived. Ms. Jackson-Graber does not have any campaign funds left and would have to pay the fees from her personal account, while still getting her home and church repaired.

ELECTION: November 8, 2022
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P & 10-G
DAYS LATE: 1, 30 & 17
ASSESSED FEE: $40.00, $1,000.00 & $680.00
REPORTS DUE: October 11, 2022; October 31, 2022, November 30, 2022
REPORTS FILED: October 12, 2022; November 30, 2022 December 17, 2022
ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P $5,100 Receipts; $1942.86 in Expenditures and $3,157.13 Funds at Close of Reporting Period
10-P: $-0 in Receipts; $1,200 in Expenditures and $1,957.13 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

10-G: $-0 in Receipts; $307 in Expenditures and $1,650 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.

Decline to waive.
Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2023-360 - CF Waiver Request 10-G
2023-360- CF Waiver - Document Request- Financial
2023-360- 6/21/2023 Waiver Documentation for Hurricane IDA