Candidates report campaign spending

DTL Staff
Staff Writer

If they spent any money at all, candidates in the Aug. 6 Democratic primaries in Clay County spent mostly on signs and other materials heading into the final month before the election, according to financial disclosures filed Wednesday.
For instance, incumbent Sheriff Eddie Scott spent $668.08 with University Screenprint in Starkville in June. That brought his total spending during the campaign to $2,294.48. He reported no contributions in June and has $302.51 in his campaign account. 

The state-mandated disclosures were due in the Circuit Court Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Wednesday. The reporting period covered June. It was third required report. 

District 1 Supervisor candidate Henry “Gene” Brown reported spending $482.73 with Pollan Promos in Starkville during June. For the entire campaign, he’s spent $2,696 and has $204 remaining in his campaign account. 

District 3 Supervisor candidate Heath Donahoo filed all three of his reports Wednesday. He reported spending and receiving no contributions through May. His disclosure for June reported $1,850 in un-itemized contributions below $200 and $2,100 in non-itemized expenditures. 

Incumbent District 2 Justice Court Judge Chris McBrayer reported spending $70 in June. He’s spent $923 during the entire campaign period. 

District 1 Justice Court Judge challenger Carl Carter reported spending $342.96 during June. He’s spent $1,451.80 during the campaign. 

Meanwhile, incumbent District 1 Justice Court Judge Thomas Hampton reported receiving and spending no money during June or during the campaign. 

District 2 Supervisor Luke Lummus reported spending no money in June as did Jeff Holcombe, one of five candidates seeking the open Circuit Court Clerk seat. 

Candidates will be required to file another disclosure by July 30 covering the period through July 27.