Most of the candidates for county supervisor and other countywide offices met the filing deadline for Pre-Election campaign finance reports on Tuesday heading into the Aug. 6 primary next week.
Incumbent District 1 Supervisor John Montgomery, a Republican, met the reporting deadline, claiming $750 in itemized disbursements for the reporting period, with $100 listed as itemized. For the calendar year to date, he has raised $1,000 and spent $850.
Montgomery spent $750 at Watermark Printers and $100 at Kroger for “gas for election purposes.”
Democrat Clint McCain is challenging Montgomery for the District 1 seat, but neither candidate was required to file campaign finance reports since they are running unopposed in the primary.
District 2 candidate Tremell Orlando Sherman, a Democrat, did not report any new contributions or disbursements. His challenger, incumbent District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer, a Democrat, did not file by the Tuesday deadline.
District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard, an incumbent Democrat, met the filing deadline but did not report any new expenses or contributions. Republican Dennis Daniels, also met the Tuesday filing deadline but did not report any new expenses or contributions as he faces a contested primary.
Howard has reported $600 for the calendar year to date in contributions and has spent $50, with $550 in cash on hand.
In District 3, Republican Rudy Johnson, who serves as the executive director of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, did not report any new contributions or payouts. He will face Republican Dennis Daniels on Aug. 6.
For the calendar year-to-date, Johnson has received and spent a total of $575. Of that spending, $350 was spent with The Dispatch for political advertising.
Republican incumbent Bricklee Miller, of District 4, reported $500 in itemized contributions for the reporting period and $1,100 in non-itemized contributions, with $5,400 raised for the calendar year to date. She paid out $417 in non-itemized disbursements with $874.19 in payouts for the calendar year to date. She reports $4,525.82 in cash on hand.
Miller’s biggest reported contribution came from Greg Wall of Helena Agri-Enterprises in the amount of $500.
Democratic challenger Daniel B. Jackson, who previously held the District 4 seat, reported paying out $728.67 to Watermark Printers for campaign materials. He reported no contributions, while reporting spending $1,570.77 for the calendar year to date. Jackson will face Democrat Leonardo Thompson in the Democratic Primary next week, although Thompson did not file a campaign finance report by the Tuesday deadline.
Jared J. Pruitt, a Republican, will challenge incumbent Joe Williams for the District 5 seat. He reported $500 in itemized contributions during this period, with $100 in non-itemized contributions, bringing total for calendar year-to-date to $1,273.15.
He did not report any disbursements during this period, reporting $673.15 for the calendar year-to-date. He reported $600 in cash on hand. He received a single $500 contribution given to him by Clayton Richardson of South Montgomery Street.
Williams reported $600 in non-itemized contributions, which makes up the total he has raised this year.
In terms of payouts, Williams had nothing new to report for July and reported $2,410.17 for the calendar year-to-date.
District 5 will also see Victor Kent Collins, who has not listed a political party, appear on the ticket after qualifying. He did not meet the Tuesday filing deadline.
JUSTICE COURT JUDGES
Several candidates for justice court judge met the Tuesday filing deadline, including incumbent District 1 Justice Court Judge William “Tony” Boykin, Jr. — a Democrat.
Boykin did not report any new contributions or disbursements, while his opponent, Brian Michael Lindner, a Democrat, spent $500 with Lamar Advertising of Columbus during the reporting period. He has spent $2,581 out of his own pocket for the calendar year to date.
Democrat Kennedy Neal is running against incumbent District 2 Justice Court Judge Larnzy Carpenter and filed his report by the Tuesday deadline.
Neal reported $183.60 in itemized contributions for the reporting period, bringing his calendar year-to-date total to $1,125.08. He reported spending the total of the funds raised during this period, with his total amount of disbursements for the year equaling the amount raised.
Neal reported a $50 contribution from Ron Johnson of Woodlake Drive, while also reporting a $133.60 donation out of his own pocket to his campaign. The $183.60 spent during the reporting period went to Golden Triangle Radio for a radio advertisement for Neal.
Carpenter did not file by the Tuesday deadline.
In the District 3 Justice Court Judge race, Republican challenger Cindy Mills met the reporting deadline, but did not report any new contributions or payouts. She has reported $2,350 in contributions for the calendar year to date and $2,084.09 in payout and $365.91 in cash on hand.
Incumbent District 3 Justice Court Judge Marty Haug did not meet the Tuesday filing deadline.
OTHER CONTESTED RACES
Both incumbent Chancery Clerk Sharon Livingston and Tax Assessor Allen Morgan met the reporting deadline as both face competition to hold their offices.
Livingston filed but did not report any new contributions or disbursements. She has raised $1,563.94 and spent the same amount during the reporting period. Her challenger, Democrat Martesa Bishop-Flowers, did not meet the Tuesday filing deadline.
Morgan paid out $72.71 in non-itemized disbursements, bringing the total for the year to $429.30. He did not report any new contributions, but has raised $500 for the year-to-date. His challenger, John S. Brown, did not meet the Tuesday filing deadline.