SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - In the race to become Shreveport's next mayor there is a wide range of bottom lines listed on the candidates financial reports. Five of the six candidates for mayor made the deadline to supply their campaign finance reports to the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office on Monday.
Candidate Melvin Slack says he will file his report on Saturday and that he was unaware of the $60 dollar a day fine he faces each day his report is not filed. The Ethics division of that office says all major and district level candidates are required to file the reports. Even if a candidate drops out of the race, which has not happened in Slack's case, the candidate is still required to file a report.
Patrick Williams had contributions totaling $169,874. He took out $146,245 in loans equaling more than $320,000 dollars for his budget.
Ollie Tyler had only contributions, and no loans totaling $149,429. So it appears she's been outspent by Williams, but she had more cash than the other candidates.
Victoria Provenza racked up $25,744 in contributions and $2,105 in loans for a total of $27,850.
Sam Jenkins raised $10,050 in contributions and had no loans.
Anna Arpino had no contributions and $358 in loans.