PARKERSBURG - A candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates District 8 has reported a campaign war chest of more than $15,000 for the 2014 election.
Delegate Bill Anderson, incumbent Republican from Wood County, reported a beginning balance of $15,741 heading into the May primary election in which he is unopposed, according to the first primary campaign finance disclosures due April 4 with the West Virginia secretary of state.
Anderson, a retired school teacher, reported no contributions for the reporting period and $500 in expenditures.
On the Democratic side of the election in the 8th District, Denzil "Buddy" Malone, who also ran for the 8th District in 2012, reported contributions of $6,100 and expenditures of $2,537.
He listed a beginning balance of $5,280 leaving him with a balance of $8,842. Contributions of $1,000 and $500 were received from labor organizations, including the carpenters, the AFL-CIO, building and construction trades and school service personnel.
In the 9th District, incumbent Republican Delegate Anna Border Sheppard of Wood County reported $3,112 in contributions and $1,492 in expenditures. Jm Marion, a candidate for the Democratic nomination, filed a waiver.
In the 10th Delegate District, the Friends of Dan Poling, Democratic incumbent for the 10th District from Wood County, reported contributions of $6,506 and expenditures of $100. Contributions of $1,000 were reported from union groups, including the Appalachian Laborers District Council, electrical workers and building and construction trades.
Michael Azinger, Republican, the son of Delegate Tom Azinger of Wood County, reported contributions of $1,342 and expenditures of $392. Most of the contributions came from his father at $800 while the Dominion Hope Political Action Committee donated $250.
Vernon Criss of Wood County, Republican, filed a waiver, allowed when transactions are less than $500.
Frank Deem, Republican, a former state senator from Wood County, reported no contributions and expenditures of $4,546. Deem has financed the expenditures, listing payments for campaign expenses from his bank accounts.
John Kelly, Republican, a Parkersburg city councilman, reported contributions of $1,855 and expenditures of $1,674.
Courtney Ahlborn, Republican, reported no contributions or expenditures.
Debra L. Steed, Republican, reported no contributions or expenditures.
Democrat Paul E. Miller filed a waiver.
Don Stansberry, who the Wood County Democratic Executive Committee announced in February would fill an unfilled slot on the ballot on the Democratic ticket for the 10th District House of Delegates, will not appear on the May ballot.
In the campaign for the West Virginia Senate 3rd District, incumbent Republican Sen. David C. Nohe of Wood County reported contributions of $6,150 and expenditures of $200. Contributions of $1,000 were received from the Chamber of Commerce, realtors and American Electric Power political action committees, and $500 from Pfizer, Merck and Safelight.
Robert "Robin" Wilson of Spencer, the candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 3rd District, reported contributions of $424 and expenditures of $427.