State Rep. Mele Carroll has filed her campaign finance report for the period that ended June 30 - two weeks after the statutory deadline.
The Maui News reported Wednesday that Carroll - who represents District 13 (East Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe) - was among three Maui candidates who failed to file the reports that were due July 12.
Carroll's report was filed Thursday, according to the state Campaign Spending Commission.
"The reason for my report being filed late was simply because I misplaced my paper file which had my password to my Internet account, copies of my checks deposited and my expenditures for this period," Carroll said in an email Thursday. "Fortunately for me, I was able to locate the file after looking everywhere, which a friend in Honolulu had my file in her bag and forgot that she had it."
Last year, she was fined $2,608 by the commission for failing to file another five 2010 election finance reports on time. She said she recently paid off the fines.
The Democrat reported raising $1,850 in contributions for the six months that ended June 30.
More than half of her contributions for the period came from donations of $100 or less, which do not require the donor to be identified.
She also received $300 from the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 142; $250 from the Ironworkers for Better Government Local 625; and $250 from the Castle & Cooke Inc. legislative committee.
Her campaign expenditures for the period totaled $662 and went toward two expenses: $412 in late fee fines to the Campaign Spending Commission and a $250 filing fee to run for re-election.
Bart Mulvihill, a Republican candidate for Senate District 6, South and West Maui; and Joe Bertram III, a Democratic candidate for House District 11, South Maui, still have not filed campaign finance reports for the period.
It is unclear what fines will be imposed on the candidates.
Campaign Spending Commission Executive Director Kristin Izumi-Nitao said the process to impose fines is at a standstill until the candidates file their reports.
Fines, if assessed, can be up to $50 a day for the first seven days after the due date and increase to up to $200 a day.
But, Izumi-Nitao said, if the reports show a candidate collected or spent $10,000 or more for the six-month reporting period, the commission can assess a fine of 25 percent of the total, whichever is greater.
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