PARKERSBURG - Primary election candidates' first financial reports were due last Friday.
Wood County Commissioner Wayne Dunn, who is running as the sole Democrat on the May 13 primary ballot for the commission seat he now occupies, led the pack in contributions with a total of $10,869, most of which came in the form of a loan Dunn made to his own campaign.
Dunn listed $869.60 in contributions and other income of $10,000, for a total of $10,869.60. Total expenses of $369.60 were reported, which was the cost of the filing fee.
A contribution of $369.60 was listed from Dunn and $500 from Jack White, who is listed as a retired dentist. The $10,000 contribution was reported as a loan from Dunn to his campaign.
Bob Tebay, Republican candidate for the commission seat, listed a $100 contribution and a loan of $2,969 for a total of $3,069. Tebay listed expenses to date of $2,907.29.
A contribution of $100 was listed from Mike Richards. Tebay loaned his campaign $2,969.50 according to the statement. Expenses included the office filing fee, campaign materials and design fees.
* Local financial reports are filed with the clerk's office; legislative and other state candidates are required to file their reports with the West Virginia Secretary of State's office in Charleston. The candidates and their committees must report all contributions including fundraisers and expenses to date.
* The next report is due by May 2. The candidates are then required to file four more reports in addition to an annual report relating to their campaigns.
* Candidates are permitted to file a waiver in place of the annual, first primary and first general reports if the total of all financial activities is less than $500.
Roger Brown, another Republican commission candidate, listed total contributions and expenses each of $1,782.58. The candidate is listed as having contributed $1,782.58 to his campaign. Expenses included office filing fee, and campaign expenses such as signs, cards, a parade fee, and postcards.
Republican candidate Raymond Jones' report shows total contributions and expenses each of $485.04. The candidate is listed as the sole contributor. Expenses include the filing fee and printing costs.
Sam Baker, Republican commission candidate, filed a waiver.
Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes, who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary for the clerk's post, listed contributions and expenses each totaling $554.40. The candidate is listed as the only contributor to his campaign.
Bob Buchanan, unopposed Republican candidate for county clerk, filed a waiver for his financial report.
Wood County Board of Education candidate Jim Fox's report lists contributions of $3,280 and $25 in other income and total expenses of $294.49. The expenses included the filing fee and printing costs. Contributions were listed from Greg Merritt, $80; AFT, $300; Nancie Albright, $200; Kathy and George Hammett, $200; Carr Grubb, $100; Ralph Chambers, $500; John Coe, $100; Troy Nesselrod, $100; WCEA, $1,000; Wayne Dunn, $200; Larry Maxwell, $50; Jimmy Hughes, $50; Terry and Angie Shank, $100; Ken Merritt, $100; Gene Haynes, $100; Chuck Noffsinger, $25, and candidate, $3,305.
Tad Wilson reported contributions and expenses each of $25. The report lists $25 in contribution from the candidate and $25 for the filing fee.
Lawrence Hasbargen filed a waiver.
Peggy Smith reported expenses and contributions of $509.77. The candidate was listed as the only contributor. Expenses included the filing fee and campaigns signs.
Ron Tice listed a total of $608.30 for contributions and expenditures, with the candidate as the only contributor and expenses including the filing fee and campaign signs.
Ponnie Piggott-Sampson's report listed a total of $25 in contributions and expenses. The candidate is listed as the only contributor and the filing fee as the only expenditure.
Steve Smith listed $25 in contributions and expenses, with the candidate the only contributor and the filing fee the only expense.
Ami Shaver also listed $25 for expenses and contributions with the candidate as the only contributor, and the filing fee the only expenditure.
Rene Imler and Jimmy Asbury both filed waivers.
Delmas Carr, candidate for Conservation District supervisor, listed $10 for expenses and contributions, with the candidate as the only contribution and filing fee as the sole expenditure.
Rhodes said all the candidates filed by the deadline.