Thursday, May 11, 2017

Who followed the law?

All Jackson Mayoral candidates filed required statements of economic interest except for Chokwe Lumumba, Jr. and Mayor Tony Yarber.  Mississippi law requires all office-holders and candidates to submit a statement of economic interest form to the Mississippi Ethics Commission.  The Commission posts them online. Posted below are the filings for each candidate.

Chokwe Lumumba, Jr.: None filed for 2017 Mayoral candidacy. 
Mayor Tony Yarber: 2013, 2014.  None filed while serving as Mayor of Jackson
State Senator John Horhn: Filed 2010 - 2015.
Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham: 2010-2016
Ronnie Crudup, Jr: 2016
Jaclyn Mask: 2016

The Mississippi Ethics Commission states on its website:

 Who must file the Statement of Economic Interest?
1. All elected officials (except federal) whether it be statewide, district, county, municipal or any other political subdivision (except members of boards of levee commissioners and election commissioners) 2. All school board members, whether elected or appointed 3. Candidates for elected office 4. Persons appointed to fill a vacancy in an elected office 5. Executive directors or heads of state agencies, by whatever name they are designated, who are paid in part or in whole, directly or indirectly, from funds appropriated or authorized to be expended by the Legislature 6. Presidents and trustees of all state-supported colleges, universities and junior colleges 7. Members of any state board, commission or agency, including the Mississippi Ethics Commission, charged with the administration or expenditure of public funds (except advisory boards or commissions) 8. Executive directors or board members of certain economic development entities (EDDs, REDAs, CDCs, Industrial Council) and airport authorities
 What are the penalties for failing to file or disclose required information?
Anyone who fails to file within one year of the applicable deadline or who knowingly fails to disclose required information is guilty of a crime and can be fined up to $10,000.


Anonymous said...

C'mon Kingfish, Antar is turning water into wine. He doesn't need to follow the laws of man.

Anonymous said...

Does the Mississippi Ethics Commission have any jurisdiction over the New Republic of Afrika, though? Come on, Kingfish, you should have known better.

Anonymous said...

KF, you know that whitey's law doesn't apply to the Kush! He -- following in his late dad's footsteps -- didn't file complete, or timely campaign finance statements. And his flimsy excuses for being late were just that, very flimsy. Everybody else has 'last minute donations' but they are still able to file timely. Why should he have to worry with little details like Ethics statements?

Hope this is not an omen of things to come, but since it appears he is following in his predecessor's footsteps, doesn't lead one to be optimistic.

Anonymous said...

I propose all references to soon to be former Mayor Tony Yarber be "Mr. 5%." "Solid 5%" would also be acceptable.

Kingfish said...

Daddy filed. Go look.

Anonymous said...

Kwame Lumumba. Going the way of Detroit.

Anonymous said...

I know trivial and minor but why is robert graham the only one that does not use caps in his name or other times on the form, everyone else did? Just asking you know the rules changes all the time maybe I missed the non cap thing.

Anonymous said...

Antar is turning water into wine.

Said on the stump that he's going to turn the special sales tax collections into a leveraged $500 MILLION dollar goldmine.

JP Morgan, no less, offered to loan $90 Million on the same (now declining) revenue stream.

THAT is the magic of a Solidarity economy.

Anonymous said...

Jackson, MS Sales Tax Diversion

March 2016 = $3,454,354.88

March 2017 = $2,453,411.12

How's that for a miss?

But rest easy Jackson because the Solidarity economy has been rigorously tested and built tough to withstand shortfalls of that scale. The Cooperation Jackson braintrust will soon be at the helm and they are very experienced using only the best practices of municipal financial management.

10:22 here said...

kf> Daddy filed his ethics statement. That's not what was said. Daddy did not file his campaign finance reports on time. He did as did son, filed immediately before election. Read better next time.

Anonymous said...

I can just imagine the board meeting in which the name & branding of the economic "system" of this platform was hatched. The "solidarity economy" is right up there with "socially conscious" investing. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Is there a reason the SOS does not enforce these laws? These are substantial donations. County and municipal campaigns spending a hundred grand or more with the majority coming from people doing business with the county or city and no disclosure whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

Not surprising about LaBamaba. Friend of mine went up against him in court once. His actions on behalf of his client were appalling. He never had his paper work done, late for court. Made excuses to the Judge the whole time why his stuff wasn't complete. Total moron. Good luck Jackson. He will be under investigation in 2 years.

Anonymous said...

City of Jackson is shirt of money because they don't audit and don't enforce tax collection. They have left around 100m uncollected

Anonymous said...

I assure you they aren't the only ones that failed to file... Just run a search of others that have qualified to run. How does the commission enforce this KF?

Anonymous said...

City administration is run by a bunch of JPS educated morons, and everyone is in way-over their head. What do you expect? Horhn was right. Constituents continue to be uneducated in their voting patterns.

Anonymous said...

3:33 - constitutents continue to be uneducated in their voting patterns. Very true. But while truth hurts, they have also been electing Hohrn for the past two decades. While he might be among the better members of the Jackson delegation to the legislature,that is faint praise.

Anonymous said...

And there off......

It is a seller's market in Madison and Rankin. 3 houses I know of had contracts this week from soon-to-be former Jax residents. It is the tip of the ice berg.

Respect our green dollars and say goodbye to them Jacktown.

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