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Lafayette Mayor-President candidates reveal campaign funding

All but one of the candidates filed campaign finance reports by yesterday's deadline
Posted: 5:12 PM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-17 12:23:09-04
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LAFAYETTE — All but one of the candidates running for Lafayette Mayor-President has filed campaign finance reports.

According to the Louisiana Ethics Administration website , Carlee Alm-LaBar, Josh Guillory, Nancy Marcotte, and Simone Champagne have submitted their campaign finance report as part of the 30-day filing before the primary elections.

The lone Democrat in the race, Carlos Harvin, missed the deadline.

Harvin spoke to the Advocate on Friday and said that he didn’t know he was required by the ethics administration to file his campaign finance report online, but would apply for a username and password to the site so that he could file. Harvin could also be subject to a fine for missing yesterday’s deadline.

Alm-LaBar, who has no party affiliation, has raised more than her three Republican opponents Champagne, Guillory and Marcotte.

According to the ethics administration, Alm-LaBar collected $338,201.90 in total receipts and $117,308.82 in total disbursements with $206,031.18 in funds on hand.

Guillory collected $41,612.00 in total receipts and $22,258.54 in total disbursements with $18,853.46 in funds on hand.

Marcotte collected $106,580.00 in total receipts and $52,621.18 with $53,458.82 in funds on hand.

Champagne collected $54,150.00 in total receipts and $44,832.56 with $9,317.44 in funds on hand.

KATC will host a Lafayette Mayor-President debate / forum on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6 - 8:30 p.m., at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Downtown Lafayette.

Early voting runs Sept. 28 - Oct. 5. Election Day is Saturday, Oct. 12.