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The deadline for county candidates to list income and expenses for their political campaigns was Monday, July 27. All candidates filed a report that was sent to County Clerk David Lamb except reports for Commissioners Danny McCullough, Mike Page, Commissioner candidate Charlene Sims.  They filed affidavits stating that they were not planning on spending over $1,000 on their campaign for the Primary Election.  

According to Lamb, if they do spend over $1,000, they will have to file expenditure reports.

Each local candidate in the Commissioner Districts 2 and 3, Sheriff and County Attorney race is listed with contributors and amounts donated, if donations were received, to the candidate.

Listed will be the race, the name of the candidate, contributors to the race and the amount(s).

Sheriff race

Kevin Friend: Kevin Friend - $2,702.08

Patrick Huntley: Patrick Huntley - $1,939.05

Leroy McConico: Naomi R. Childress - $50, B.L. and Lena Dick - $100, Richard and Maxine Goucher - $20, Bruce A. McCune - $100, Nick Wurtz - $100; total $370

Scott Polster: Scott Polster - $1,158.79

County Attorney race

James Brun: James Brun/Kelsey Brun - $13,501.20

Burton Harding: Gary Thompson Sr. - $500, John Gutierrez - $100, Suzanne Thompson - $500, John R. Teagarden - $100, Larry Hall - $100, Susan A. Harding -$250, Linda K. Martin - $250, Christopher Martin - $250, Rick James - $100, Paul Filla - $100, Patricia E. Davey - $100, Jay L. Allen - $300, Page Enterprises - $300, Diversified Supply - $200, Janice B. Randall - $300, Larry Holt - $100, Richard M. Fisher - $300, Clarence Easley - $225, Cheryl Hall - $100; total $4,175

Commissioner Districts 2 & 3 race

Mike White: Larry Hall - $100, Cheryl Hall - $100, Gerald Cox - $100, Roger Carbon - $100, Jennie Carbon - $50, Mike White - $418.10, Billie Cox - $100; total $968.10

James C. Johnson: Brian West - $200, Dale and Janice Sprague - $500, Betty Jane Marcum - $100, James C. and Pamela A. Johnson - $1,450 total, Larry Holt - $100, Jesse T. or Janice B. Randall - $300; total $2,650

Shannon Batcheler: Rita Boydston - $100, Brent Boydston - $100, Charles R. Dunlop - $100, Cheri Dunlop - $100, Ramond E. and Jessi L. Dunlop - $300, Roger Carbon - $100, Jennie Carbon - $50, Fred Kautt - $100, Shannon Batcheler - $278, Darrah and Shannon Batcheler - $506.88; total $1,734.88

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