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Campaign dollars pile up

By Kristen Tribe | Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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Wise County judge candidate J.D. Clark continues to outpace his competitors in political campaign collections, according to the most recent campaign finance reports.

In less than a month, he collected $3,370, bringing his total campaign contributions to $7,700. Fellow judge candidate Keith McComis reported $1,400 in contributions, and Kyle Stephens reported no contributions.

The reports turned in Monday detail contributions and expenditures from Jan. 1 to Jan. 23, and all opposed candidates are required by the Texas Ethics Commission to file the report. Two more reports will be filed before the March 4 primary.

While Clark collected the most, he spent little in the 23-day window: $820.40. This was after reporting more than $4,000 in expenditures in the last report, which covered July 1 through Dec. 31, 2013.

McComis reported spending $2,099.91 during January, and his previous report indicated he spent $2,835.90 July 1 through Dec. 31, 2013.

Stephens reported almost $3,000 in expenditures in the last report, but none Jan. 1-23.

Three candidates topped the $3,000 mark for this reporting period. They include: Jan Morrow, $3,382.73, seeking re-election as Precinct 1 justice of the peace; Katherine Hudson, $3,209.39, seeking re-election as county treasurer; and Callie Manning, $3,113.38, who is running for district clerk.

Below is a list of candidates and the information as it appears on their campaign finance report forms.

COUNTY JUDGE REPUBLICANS

  • J.D. Clark: $3,370 contributions, $820.40 expenditures

Contributions included $500 each from Jim and Anna Hand of Chico, Kenneth and JoAnn Manning of Chico, Brian and Lana Hand of Decatur and Tera Huffman of College Station; $250 each from Jerrod Mowery of Bridgeport and Robin Melton of Runaway Bay; $200 each from Rebecca Parr of Boyd and Paul and Jacqui Duffley of Alvord; and $100 from Joe Clark of Chico.

  • Keith McComis: $1,400 contributions, $2,099.91 expenditures
  • Contributions included $500 from Fred Meyers of Bridgeport; $250 from Sid Hodges of Bridgeport; and $100 each from Gaylan Rice of Bridgeport and Jerry Stanfield of Chico. McComis also reported $450 in donations of $50 or less.

    • Kyle Stephens: $0 contributions, $0 expenditures

    DEMOCRAT

    • Jim Stegall: $0 contributions, $269.88 expenditures

    PRECINCT 4 COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPUBLICANS

    Gaylord Kennedy: $0 contributions, $785.09 expenditures

  • David Stewart: $100 contributions, $849.77 expenditures
  • Although Stewart reported $100 total contributions, he itemized $150. Those included a $100 contribution from Robert Moody of Runaway Bay and $50 from Charles Todd of Runaway Bay.

    • Terry Ross: $550 contributions, $550 expenditures

    Contributions included $350 from Billy Joe Shepherd of Bridgeport and $200 from Sid Hodges of Bridgeport.

    DEMOCRAT

    • Kristina Kemp: $300 contributions, $0 expenditures

    Kemp reported a single contribution of $300 from Lee Foster of Alvord.

    DISTRICT CLERK REPUBLICANS

    • Brenda Rowe: $0 contributions, $892.18 expenditures
    • Callie Manning: $1,975 contributions, $3,113.38 expenditures

    Contributions included $1,000 from Derrick Boyd of Decatur; $500 from Dwayne and Debbie Watts of Bridgeport; $200 from University of Gymnastics, Dayna Deprospero; $100 each from Barbara Robinson of Alvord and J.E. Haynes of Decatur; and $75 from Janey Cooper of Sunset.

    COUNTY TREASURER REPUBLICANS

    • Katherine Hudson: $0 contributions; $3,209.39 expenditures
    • Daniel Rivas: $925 contributions; $281.45 expenditures

    Contributions included $500 from Bill Hoerth of Alvord; $200 from Jerry Howard of Decatur; $100 each from Mel Holloway of Decatur and Clarence Winn of Decatur; and $25 from Dr. Charles Boatner.

    PRECINCT 1 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE REPUBLICANS

    • Jan Morrow: $600 contributions, $3,382.73 expenditures

    Contributions included $300 each from Karl Klement Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Karl Klement and Karl Klement Chrylser Dodge Jeep, Kim Klement.

    • Josh Reynolds: $0 contributions, $10 expenditures

    PRECINCT 4 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE REPUBLICANS

    • Clay Poynor: $200 contributions, $1,575 expenditures

    Poynor reported a single $200 contribution from Sid and Bonnie Hodges of Bridgeport.

    • Teresa Graves: $100 contributions, $1,331.47 expenditures

    Graves reported a single $100 contribution from Pat Younger of Chico.

    The Wise County Republican Party will host a candidate debate 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Decatur Civic Center. All contested candidates are expected to attend.

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