Agenda Item
Docket No. 23-554
Request that the Board waive the $1,260, $120 and $2,000 campaign finance late fees (for a total of $3,380) assessed against Miguel Marie Roche Romar, an unsuccessful candidate for Jefferson Parish School Board, District 1, in the November 8, 2022 election, whose 30-P and 10-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 21 and 2 days late, respectively. The 10-G report has not been filed.
Miguel Marie Roche Romar requests a waiver and states the following:

She faced various financial and personal obstacles during her self-funded campaign for School Board Member. After retiring from her position as a professor at Delgado Community College, she focused on her election campaign. However, she didn't anticipate the emotional impact of leaving her job, her car was totaled and her campaign manager resigned. As a result, she had to manage her campaign single handedly and sought help from a counselor and therapist to cope with the changes. She paid for most of the campaign expenses out of her pocket. Unfortunately, she was unsuccessful in her second run and became depressed. She is now struggling with election debts and fees, which have worsened her financial situation. Ms. Romar is requesting a waiver for the fees.

ELECTION: November 8, 2022
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P & 10-G
DAYS LATE: 21, 2 & Not Filed
ASSESSED FEE: $1,260, $120 & $2,000
REPORTS DUE: October 11, 2022; October 31, 2022 and November 30, 2022
REPORTS FILED: November 1, 2022; November 2, 2022 and Not filed
ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P $234.81 funds brought forward from 2021 Election; Receipts $-0; $194.28 in Expenditures and $40.53 Funds at Close of Reporting Period
10-P: $400.00 in Receipts; $-0 in Expenditures and $440.53 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

10-G: Not Filed


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
2023-554 - CF Waiver request 30-P
2023-554- CF Waiver Request 10-P
2023-554- CF Waiver Request 10-P
2023-554 CF Waiver Documentation Request for 10-G Report _ Fin Info