Two Republican congressional candidates in Oklahoma have not filed financial disclosure reports even though they have met the campaign spending threshold.
Shane Jett, of Tecumseh, who is running for the 5th District seat being vacated by Rep. James Lankford, has not filed the required report. Nor has Daryl Robertson, who is challenging freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin in the Republican primary in the 2nd District.
The House Committee on Ethics handbook regarding financial disclosure reports says: “Individuals are required to file an FD statement once they ‘qualify’ as a candidate by raising or spending more than $5,000 in a campaign for election to the House of Representatives.”
Jeff reported to the Federal Election Commission in April that he had collected nearly $38,000 in contributions from Jan. 1 through March 31.
Robertson, of Jay, reported to the FEC in April that he had raised nearly $18,000 in contributions between Jan. 1 and March 31.
House rules require qualifying candidates to file an election-year report within 30 days of raising or spending $5,000 or by May 15 of that year.
The reports must be filed within 30 days of an election, including primaries. Oklahoma’s primaries are on Tuesday.
Financial disclosure reports show a candidate’s income and his or her assets and liabilities in broad ranges.
Robertson is a professional angler who says on his website that he sold his storage tank company in 2012. Jett’s LinkedIn profile says he is executive director of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation.
State Sen. Al McAffrey, an Oklahoma City Democrat running for the 5th District seat, didn’t file his report until June 9. McAffrey did not report any assets or liabilities (candidates don’t have to report the value of their primary residence or any mortgages on that residence). Though he reported rental income, he did not report any rental property as an asset.
His reported income in 2013: $38,500 in salalry from the Oklahoma Senate: $12,000 in salary from Oklahoma Cremation and Mortuary Service; and $55,000 in rental income from John Lee Properties.
A story about financial disclosure reports from other 5th District candidates can be found here.
A story about the assets and liabilities of members of Oklahoman’s congressional delegation can be found here.