Candidates release financial disclosures

PARKERSBURG — A candidate for the House of Delegates District 8 raised more than $10,000 in the most recent reporting period, according to financial disclosures filed with the West Virginia secretary of state.

Democrat David Bland reported contributions of $10,100, all from union organizations, in his post primary campaign financial report due June 18. The report covers the period from May 21 to June 18.

Bland opposes incumbent Republican Delegate Bill Anderson, who has been elected 13 terms to the House. Bland is a union painter and a business agent and marketing representative with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

Bland reported $1,000 donations from the Asbestos Workers, the Appalachian Laborers Council, the Building and Construction Trades, the Ironworkers, Painters District 53, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the West Virginia Ironworkers Association, $500 from the American Federation of Teachers, the Millwrights, the Electrical Workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers and the Parkersburg Area Labor Council, $350 from the United Mine Workers and $250 from the Communications Workers.

He reported contributions to date of $13,550 and expenditures of $1,099.

Anderson, a retired teacher, reported contributions of $3,050 for the period. He reported $250 from the State Farm Agents of West Virginia, $500 from Robin L. Hayhurst of Buckhannon, Ronald Hayhurst of Fairmont, the Gas and Oil PAC and the West Virginia Car Dealers and $1,000 from attorney Kevin Ellis of Morgantown.

Anderson reported contributions of $14,923 to date.

In the 10th Delegate District, Democrat J. Morgan Leach reported contributions of $850 for the period, $500 from the electrical workers and $350 from the communications workers, and $12,555 for the election cycle. He listed expenditures of $3,936.

Republican John R. Kelly, incumbent, reported contributions of $2,700 for the period. He reported contributions of $20,231 and expenditures of $2,945 so far for the election cycle.

Kelly reported contributions of $250 from the Optometric Physicians PAC, $100 from the chiropractors PAC, $1,000 from Kevin Ellis of Morgantown and Richard M. Adams of Parkersburg and $350 from the West Virginia Hospitals PAC.

Democrat Harry Deitzler reported contributions of $4,300 for the period and $18,970 for the election cycle. He reported expenditures of $4,390.

Deitzler reported contributions of $100 from the electrical workers, Don Duty, the communications workers and the chiropractors PAC, $150 from Paul Brooks, $250 from the optometric physicians and Sam Winans and $1,000 from himself, the Asbestos Workers and the Parkersburg-Marietta Building Trades Council.

Republican incumbent Delegate Frank Deem reported contributions of $300 for the period from the Car Dealers and $3,768 for the cycle. He reported expenditures of $3,768 for the year.

Democrat Andy Daniel reported contributions of $6,350 for the period and $19,050 for the election cycle. He reported expenditures to date of $1,614.

Daniel reported contributions of $100 from the Communications Workers, $250 from the United Food and Commercial Workers, $500 from the American Federation of Teachers and the Electrical Workers and $1,000 from the Asbestos Workers, the Parkersburg Marietta Building Trades Council, the Building and Construction Trades, the Ironworkers from Washington, D.C., and the West Virginia Ironworkers.

Republican incumbent Delegate Vernon Criss reported contributions of $2,950 for the period and $7,950 for the election cycle. He reported expenditures of $3,654.

Criss reported contributions of $250 from the State Farm Agents, Highway Utility Building PAC, Lawrence Pack Jr., Lawrence Pack, the Optometric Association and the Chiropractors PAC, $300 from John Padden and the West Virginia Auto and Truck Dealers, $350 from the Hospital Association and $500 from the Merck Employees PAC.

Ninth District Republican incumbent Delegate Ray Hollen reported contributions of $1,050 for the period and the $3,650 for the election cycle. He reported expenditures of 350 for the year.

He reported contributions of $250 from Beulah Hayhurst, Robin Hayhurst and the First Energy PAC and $300 from the Car Dealers.

Democrat Jim Marion in the 9th District reported contributions of $1,750 for the period and $3,050 for the election cycle. He reported expenditures of $1,079 for the year.

Marion reported contributions of $250 from the American Federation of Teachers and $500 from the Parkersburg Area Labor Council, the Electrical Workers and the Ironworkers.

In the 3rd District race for the state Senate, Republican incumbent Mike Azinger reported contributions of $2,850 for the period and $12,900 for the year. Azinger reported expenditures of $2,978 so far for the year.

Azinger reported contributions of $50 from Paul Hoblitzell, Mrs. Ron Frame, Ron Frame and Gary Scott Hill, $100 from Tom and Linda Sams and Anthony Mohwish, $200 from William Summers Jr. and John R. Davis, $250 from David Palmer, $300 from David Azinger, $500 from Dennis Shannon Kimes and $1,000 from Richard and Elizabeth Adams.

Azinger in November faces Democrat James R. Leach, who reported contributions of $500 for the period and $14,490 for the election cycle. Leach reported expenditures of $13,494 for the year.

Leach reported a $500 contribution from the United Mine Workers.

COMMENTS