Candidates report campaign finances
Published 12:02 am Wednesday, November 2, 2011
NATCHEZ — The amount of money collected by Adams County supervisor candidates running in the Nov. 8 election ranges from $300 to $21,500, according to recent campaign finance reports.
Candidate for District 2 supervisor David Carter collected the most and was the biggest spender.
As of Tuesday, which was the last campaign finance report due date before the election, Carter had collected $21,535.55 and spent $17,384.47.
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As of Oct. 10, District 2 Incumbent Henry Watts had collected $4,749 in donations and spent $2,403.84.
Watts did not turn in an updated campaign finance report as of 5 p.m. Tuesday
As of Oct. 10, candidate for District 5 supervisor, Grady “Cookie” Wilson, collected $800 in donations and spent $836.74.
Wilson did not turn in an updated campaign finance report as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Also running for District 5 supervisor, Calvin Butler has collected $300 in donations and spent $982.50.
Carter said though he received some larger donations, he was proud that many of them were smaller donations from a large number of people.
“There’s a lot of small individual contributors,” he said.
Carter received a total of $3,150 in donations from five individuals from Oct. 1 – Oct. 29, the most recent campaign finance-reporting period.
Watts received a total of $250 donations from one individual in the most recently reported figures from July 24-Sept. 30.
Wilson received a total of $500 in donations from one named individual in the most recently reported figures from July 24-Sept. 30.
Butler received a total of $300 from two individuals from Oct. 1 – 29.
Butler said he did not raise a lot of money during his campaign but instead began budgeting for campaign materials himself more than a year ago when he decided he was going to run.
Butler said he was able to purchase the signs on layaway.
“When I went to pick them up, I would pay my balance,” he said.
All of the candidates spent much of their money locally on advertising in print media, at area churches or on the radio.
Other disbursements were spent in the Miss-Lou at printing businesses for signs.