Republican county judge candidate J.D. Clark topped $10,000 in campaign contributions, according to the most recent finance reports.
In the last month, Clark collected $2,700 to bring his total campaign contributions to $10,400 leading up to the March 4 primary.
The reports turned in Monday detail contributions and expenditures from Jan. 24 to Feb. 22. All opposed candidates are required by the Texas Ethics Commission to file the report.
Fellow judge candidate Keith McComis reported $3,285 in contributions, which is more than he collected in the prior two reporting periods combined. The most recent contributions bring his campaign total to $6,085.
Kyle Stephens reported only $150 in contributions Jan. 24 – Feb. 22 and reported no contributions in previous reports.
Democratic county judge candidate Jim Stegall reported a single $2,000 donation, bringing his total campaign contributions to $2,035.
McComis led all candidates in expenditures during this time period with $4,665.36. Clark followed with $3,381.39 and Stephens spent $1,390.40. Total expenditures by Republican county judge candidates include $9,601.17 by McComis; $8,312.97 by Clark; and $4,326.50 by Stephens.
Stegall, the lone Democrat, has spent $2,518.74.
Below is a list of candidates and the information as it appears on their campaign finance report forms.
COUNTY JUDGE – REPUBLICANS
- J.D. Clark: $2,700 contributions, $3,381.39 expenditures
Contributions included $1,000 from Louis Dorfman of Dallas; $600 each from Mike Overton and Richard Pietila, both of Decatur; $150 from Kevin Burns of Decatur; $100 each from Bob Johnson of Alvord, Rayce Cantwell of Decatur and Kelly Myers of Decatur.
Clark reported $50 in donations of $50 or less.
- Keith McComis: $3,285 contributions, $4,665.36 expenditures
- Kyle Stephens: $150 contributions, $1,390.40 expenditures
- Jim Stegall: $2,000 contributions, $1,048.86 expenditures
- Gaylord Kennedy: $0 contributions, $2,662 expenditures
- David Stewart: $0 contributions, $1,401.76 expenditures
- Terry Ross: $0 contributions, $0 expenditures
- Kristina Kemp: $200 contributions, $141.98 expenditures
- Brenda Rowe: $100 contributions, $1,042.88 expenditures
- Callie Manning: $100 contributions, $1,390.40 expenditures
- Katherine Hudson: $0 contributions; $2,075.82 expenditures
- Daniel Rivas: $0 contributions; $1,498.33 expenditures
- Jan Morrow: $0 contributions, $224.59 expenditures
- Josh Reynolds: $0 contributions, $637.81 expenditures
- Clay Poynor: $0 contributions, $281.25 expenditures
- Teresa Graves: $290 contributions, $465.37 expenditures
Contributions included $1,000 from John Coker of Decatur; $500 from Crisp Industries in Bridgeport; $250 each from Dan Selz, Gary Green and Dwayne Kennedy, all of Bridgeport; $200 from R.D. Molloy of Bridgeport; and $100 each from Tom Messer of Runaway Bay, Leon Wilkerson of Bridgeport and Robert and Deborah Rankin of Decatur. Messer also made a second contribution of $100.
McComis reported $285 in donations of $50 or less.
Contributions included $100 from Mr. and Mrs. Geary L. Washburn of Decatur and $50 from Frances Janecka of Decatur.
Stephens also reported $100 in donations of $50 or less. His total contributions reported does not appear to include this amount.
Contributions included $2,000 from Tom and Lori Chivers of Carrollton.
PRECINCT 4 COUNTY COMMISSIONER – REPUBLICANS
Contributions included $100 each from Billy Kemp of Boyd and Jim and Pat Stegall of Bridgeport.
DISTRICT CLERK – REPUBLICANS
Rowe reported a single $100 contribution from Lisa Summers of Colleyville.
Manning reported a $100 contribution from J.E. Haynes of Decatur.
COUNTY TREASURER – REPUBLICANS
PRECINCT 1 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – REPUBLICANS
PRECINCT 4 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – REPUBLICANS
Graves reported a $100 contribution from Michelle Payton of Decatur and $190 in donations of $50 or less.
Early voting continues 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the end of this week at Decatur City Hall, the Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center and Rhome City Hall.
The Wise County Messenger will host an election night watch party starting 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4. After the polls close, hang out at the Messenger, 115 S. Trinity St., in Decatur to watch the numbers roll in. The public and candidates are invited. Refreshments will be served.