|Even running for public office on a local level can
be expensive. If a candidate hopes to get their name before the voters
it takes money. Depending on just how much money a candidate spends can
have an impact on the success of their campaign.
I thought folks might find it interesting how much
money some local races cost. The information below comes from the
financial statements all candidates are required to file with the
election commission. All reports are public information. These reports
comer January 1, 2010 thru the end of April.
The race for County Mayor:
Matt Brookshire reported
contributions of $4,140.00, expenditures of
$3,990.00 with a balance on hand of $149.00.
Estelle Herron reported contributions of
$6,412.00, expenditures of $5,256.00 with a
balance on hand of $1,505.00.
Glen Hagerman reported
contributions of $639.00, expenditures of
Mark Matlock reported
contributions of $3,675.00, expenditures of
Van Shaver reported
contributions of $2,906.00, expenditures of
The race for General Sessions Judge:
Rex Dale reported
contributions $18,258.00, expenditures of
$16,884.00 with a balance on hand of $1,373.00.
Robert Hinton reported
contributions of $21,850.00, expenditures of
$20,597.00 with a balance on hand of $1,252.00.
Lee Ledbetter reported
contributions of $9,664.00, expenditures of
$8,956.00 with a balance on hand of $2,763.00.
Mary Longworth reported
contributions of $5,046.00, expenditures of
$2,587.00 with a balance on hand of $1,959.00.
Kimberlee Waterhouse reported
contributions of $6,196.00, expenditures of
$12,510.00 with a balance on hand of $901.00.
The Sheriff's race:
Both sheriff candidates reported contributions
beginning July 2009.
Steve Cook reported
contributions of $21,720.00, expenditures of
$17,010.00 with a balance on hand of $4,708.00.
Tim Guider reported
contributions of $39,205.00, expenditures of
$33,099.00 with a balance on hand of $6,175.00.
As you can see, running for office can be an expensive
endeavor. Shortly, I will try to bring you some more of the local race