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The Secretary of State’s office late Thursday published the names of all candidates for statewide or legislative offices who failed to file a campaign finance disclosure report.

The reports were due at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The reports provide information to the public about from whom candidates are receiving funds, whether individuals or political action committees. The reports also help ensure that candidates are operating within campaign financing limits set by law.

The statute provides a nine-day grace period following the January 31 filing deadline. After that, a civil penalty is assessed for $50 per day until the report is filed with a max penalty of $500. After 20 days, the Attorney General is notified and required to prosecute. After 120 days, the Attorney General is notified a second time to compel payment.

The following candidates had not filed the reports according to a press release sent from the Secretary of State’s office:

  • Aaron L. Loden, Democratic candidate for District 21 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Addie Lee Green, Democratic Candidate for Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture (2015)
  • Allen Burks, Democratic candidate for District 85 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Arqullas Coleman, Democratic candidate for District 65 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Arrick R. Rice, Democratic candidate for District 55 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Austin Howell, Democratic candidate for District 107 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015) 
  • Barry Strevel, Republican candidate for District 7 in the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Ben Winston, special election candidate for District 106 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2016) 
  • Bill Gavin, special election nonpartisan candidate for District 17 of the Mississippi Senate (2014)
  • Billy Joe Ladner, Democratic candidate for District 93 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Bobby Moak, chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party
  • Brad Mayo, former Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing District 12 
  • Brian Pearse, Democratic candidate for District 121 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Charles Penson,  Democratic candidate for District 17 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Christopher Thomas, Sr., Republican candidate for District 9 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Corinthian Sanders, Democratic candidate for District 72 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Cristen Hemmins, Democratic candidate for District 9 in the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Cynthia Blockett, special election nonpartisan candidate for District 29 for the Mississippi House of Representatives (2016)
  • Dalerick Wesley, nonpartisan candidate for District 29 in the Mississippi House of Representatives (2016)
  • Danny Woods, Democratic candidate for Northern District Transportation Commissioner (2015)
  • Darryl R. Johnson, Sr., special election nonpartisan candidate for District 29 for the Mississippi House of Representatives (2016)
  • Daryl L. Porter, Jr., special election nonpartisan candidate for District 29 for the Mississippi House of Representatives (2016)
  • Dorothy Baker Hines, independent candidate for District 42 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Elvis E. Colenberg, Sr., Democratic candidate for District 36 of the Mississippi State Senate (2015)
  • Eugene Crosby, Democratic candidate for District 42 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Ferr Smith, former Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing District 27
  • Gregory Harris, Democratic candidate for District 38 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Harold D. Harris, Democratic candidate for District 25 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Henry Knox, special election nonpartisan candidate for District 29 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2016)
  • Hunter Dawkins, Democratic candidate for District 121 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • James “Jimmy” S. Edwards, Jr., Democratic candidate District 11 Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • James Perry, Republican candidate for District 70 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Jeffery Harness, Democratic candidate for District 36 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Joe Warren, former Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing District 90
  • Rep. John Faulkner, D-Holly Springs
  • John Mosley, Republican candidate for Commissioner of Insurance (2015)
  • Joseph C. Thomas, Sr., Democratic candidate for District 22 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Joshua Hardy, Libertarian candidate for District 109 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Sen. Juan Barnett, D-Forrest
  • Katherine DeCoito, Republican candidate for District 49 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Kay Sim, Democratic candidate for District 111 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Keith K. Jackson, Democratic candidate for District 32 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Kenneth Wayne Jones, former Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate representing District 21
  • Kimberly L. Campbell, Mississippi State Director of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
  • Lane B. Reed, Republican candidate for District 37 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Larry D. Davis, special election candidate for District 106 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2016)
  • Leavern Guy, Democratic candidate for District 108 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Linda Whittington, former Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing District 34
  • Lisa Benderman Wigginton, Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Lynn Posey, former Mississippi Public Service Commissioner
  • Machelle Shelby Kyles, Democratic candidate for District 63 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Marilyn Young, Democratic candidate for District 9 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Mary H. Coleman, former Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing District 65
  • Melanie Sojourner, former Republican member of the Mississippi Senate representing District 37
  • Michael Cathey, Democratic candidate for District 11 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Paul Millsaps, Democratic candidate for District 43 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Ponto Ronnie Downing, Republican candidate for District 27 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Reecy Lathan Dickson, former Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing District 42
  • Ric McCluskey, Republican candidate for District 102 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Rob Goudy, Republican candidate for District 24 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Rogena Mitchell,  Republican candidate for District 47 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Ron Swindall, Special election candidate for District 89 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2016)
  • Ron Williams, Libertarian candidate for Lieutenant Governor (2015)
  • Stephen Thompson, Democratic candidate for District 26 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Synarus Green, special election nonpartisan candidate for District 72 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2016)
  • Tammy Cotton, Democratic candidate for District 70 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • Tim Johnson, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor (2015)
  • Tommy Taylor, former Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing District 28
  • Trey W. Chinn, Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Mississippi Senate (2015)
  • Wallace Pogue, Democratic candidate for District 78 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • William “Bo” Miller, Democratic candidate for District 20 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • William Bond Compton, Jr., Democratic candidate for District 83 of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2015)
  • William F. “Will” Longwitz, former judge on the Madison County Court

The following individuals filed their annual reports after the deadline:

  • Sen. Albert Butler, D-Port Gibson
  • Blaine “Bo” Eaton, former Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing District 79
  • Rep. Bryant W. Clark, D-Pickens
  • Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis
  • Sen. Eugene S. “Buck” Clarke, R-Hollandale 
  • John Weddle, candidate for District Attorney for District 1
  • Rep. Lester E. “Bubba” Carpenter, R-Burnsville
  • Rep. Rufus E. “Pete” Straughter, D-Belzoni
  • Rep. Shane Aguirre, R-Tupelo
  • Rep. Tyrone Ellis, D-Starkville
  • Sen. Willie L. Simmons, D-Cleveland 

Candidate information sourced from Ballotpedia database.