Update 10/8: Donna Whitley submitted an amended 35-day campaign finance report yesterday after noticing a $50 donation was listed as $5,000 and an $1,100 donation as $2,200. Whitley told us in an email that after she noticed the mistakes, as reported in the Daily Reflector, she called her treasurer, Certified Public Accountant Ronnie Greene, and they “went over everything with a fine-tooth comb to make sure there were no other money mistakes.” They also corrected a few addresses and one person’s type of employment. Her total raised this election ($21,233) still exceeds all other candidates’, including Mayor Allen Thomas’ $6,000 in new donations. Her amended report can be found with the others, at the link at the bottom of the article.
Update 10/5: Rose Glover has submitted her 35-day report to the Board of Elections. You can find it, with the other reports, by following the link at the bottom of this article. Kandie Smith has submitted hers as well. Find it with the others.
The 35-day campaign finance reports are in and there are a few surprises.
The biggest: Mayoral challenger Donna Whitney raised $27,084.50. Incumbent Allen Thomas, despite starting the cycle with $1,995.40 in the bank, has raised just $6,000 since filing for re-election in July, a far cry from the $50,000 he mustered in the last election cycle.
Whitley’s campaign spent a chunk of funds to print and mail a full-color flyer to voters. Whitley currently has $15,419.62, still nearly twice Thomas’ total of $8,045.40. Both candidates’ receipts came from contributions by individuals. (more…)