Election expenses reported
By By Clif Knight, Hartselle Enquirer
Political committee pre-election reports filed recently with Morgan County Probate Judge Greg Cain reveal the amount of contributions received and expenses incurred by candidates seeking election to county offices in the November General Election.
Democrat Rita Sims spent more money than any other candidate in her bid for Morgan County revenue commissioner. Her expenses totaled $19,278. She received cash contributions of $5,325, loaned her campaign $16,119 and had a balance of $4,111. Incumbent Amanda Scott, her Republican opponent, spent $11,248 and showed a balance of $9,051. She reported cash contributions of $8,460; in-kind donations totaling $400 and non-itemized donations of $100 or less totaling $500. She had a previous beginning balance of $11,349
License Commissioner Sue Baker Roan, a Democrat, reported cash contributions higher than any other local candidate. She showed contributions totaling $29,285, spent $15,606 and had an ending balance of $14,725.58.
Mark McCurry, her Republican opponent, reported expenditures totaling $12,442. He had cash contributions of $1,925 and loaned his campaign $10,500 leaving a balance of $832.42.
Jimmie Brindley, the Democratic candidate for Morgan County Commission, District 3, reported cash contributions of $1,800, in-kind donations of $644 and a personal loan of $5,099. He spent $6,820 and had a balance of $724.
His Republican opponent, Don Stisher, received $2,250 in cash contributions and had the same amount in expenditures.
Greg Abercrombie, who won the Republican nomination for Morgan County Commission District 4, in June, reported spending $25,004 on his campaign. He received cash contributions totaling $17,633, loaned his campaign $10,500 and showed a balance of $1,637 . He has no opposition in the general election.
Republican Carolyn Wallace, who is seeking re-election as the District 2 member of the Morgan County School Board, reported cash contributions of 2,388 and expenditures in the same amount, leaving a zero balance. Her opponent, Democrat James Ray Bowling, had cash contributions totaling $1,800. He spent $757 and had a balance of $1,087.