February 3, 2018 10:04:57 PM
The Mississippi Secretary of State's office published a list of late candidates and office-holders, including two from Starkville, who were late to file campaign finance reports on Friday.
The deadline for campaign finance reports was 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Former District 38 Rep. Tyrone Ellis (D-Starkville) and District 38 Candidate Lisa Wynn are both listed as having filed late reports.
Wynn unsuccessfully sought Ellis' seat, losing to current District 38 Rep. Cheikh Taylor (D-Starkville). Wynn said she will file her termination report on Monday. Ellis did not seek re-election, and retired from his seat in the summer. He also said he'll file his report next week.
Secretary of State spokesperson Leah Rupp-Smith said the report includes former candidates or office holders because they have to close out accounts with termination reports.
"Any candidate that has a balance has to zero out that account and file a termination report," Smith said. "That's why you see a lot of names on the list who are past candidates or past office holders."
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