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Campaign reports: Kelly leads in contributions

A candidate for the 10th District in the House of Delegates is the leader in contributions among legislative candidates in Wood County.

Republican John Kelly has raised the most money for the election cycle. He reported contributions to date of $21,750 and expenditures of $4,901, according to reports filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State.

The 2020 primary election disclosures were due Friday and covers the period from April 1 to May 24, a change in days because of the move of the primary election from May 12 to this coming Tuesday. The election was delayed because of the pandemic.

Running for the Republican nomination for the 10th District are Kelly, Roger Conley, Matthew Dodrill and incumbent Vernon Criss. Democrats running are Trish Pritchard and Luke Winters.

The 10th District is a multi-candidate district where candidates run against each other for three positions in both the primary and general elections.

Kelly reported contributions for the reporting period of $11,750, which included $50 each from Paul Hoblitzell and Lewis Rexroad, $100 each from Robert Tebay and Charles Pickering, $200 from the Anthem PAC, Ed McDonough and Kathy Eddy and John and Megan Padden, $250 from the West Virginia Optometric Physicians PAC and Janet Azinger and $150 from Thomas Susman.

Kelly reported $400 from Steve and Debra Mohwish of Parkersburg, $500 each from William Maloney of Davidson, N.C., the Gas and Oil PAC, Randall and Pam Snider of Parkersburg, Judy Sheppard of Vienna and the West Virginia Beer and Wine Association PAC, $1,000 each from Larry Schifano of Charleston and the West Virginia Hospital Association PAC, $1,500 from Murray Energy PAC and $2,800 from the West Virginia Bankers Association.

Conley reported total contributions for the year to date at $700, $350 for the period, and expenses of $1,405.

He reported $100 contributions each from the O.M.E.G.A. Pac, the West Virginia Trucking Association and the Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia and $50 from John Coe. Conley also listed a $2,000 loan he made from himself.

Dodrill reported contributions to date of $1,250 and expenditures of $650, but no contributions or expenditures for the reporting period.

Winters reported contributions to date of $627 and expenditures of $109, but didn’t include an itemization of donations or expenditures.

A first primary report was unavailable from Criss.

Pritchard reported contributions for the period of $3,241 and $6,166 for the year to date and expenditures of $331 for the period and $1,985 to date.

She reported contributions of $10 from Charles Corra, $50 from Paul Miller, $25 from Lisa Moser, $4.55 from Nikki Ardman, $2.27 from Jeannette Rowsey, $250 from Kim Hochendoner, $25 each from Luke Zyla and Lisa Moser and $50 from William Ambrose. She reported a $2,800 contribution from the Insulators International PAC of Lanham, Md.

In the 8th District, incumbent Delegate Bill Anderson, Republican, and Democrat Andrew Alvarez are running unopposed in the primary.

Anderson reported contributions of $3,900 for the period and $8,900 year to date. He reported expenditures of $100 to date.

Anderson reported contributions of $100 from the Community Bankers PAC, $250 each from the West Virginia Association for Justice, the West Virginia Education Association, Anthem PAC and the Contractors Association of West Virginia, $300 from State Farm Agents, $1,000 from the West Virginia Bankers Association and $1,500 from Murray Energy PAC.

A campaign financial form was unavailable from Alvarez.

Candidates in the 9th Delegate District are incumbent Republican Charles Little, Republican D. Shannon Kimes and Democrat Jim Marion.

Kimes reported contributions of $7,082 to date and $3,423 for the period. He reported expenditures of $6,453 to date and $3,423 for the period.

All contributions to Kimes were from himself.

Marion reported contributions of $250 for the period and $450 to date. He reported expenditures of $200 to date.

He reported a contribution of $250 from the West Virginia Education Association.

Little reported contributions of $4,450 to date and $2,250 for the period. Expenditures reported were $8,739 to date and $4.225 for the period.

He listed contributions of $250 from the West Virginia Optometric Physicians, $200 from the Contractors Association of West Virginia, $300 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $500 from the West Virginia Hospital Association and $1,000 from the West Virginia Association for Justice.

Candidates for the state Senate District 3 are Republican incumbent Donna Boley, Democrat Robert “Robin” Wilson and Libertarian Travis Lee Shultz.

Wilson reported no contributions for the period and $300 in contributions for the year to date. He reported expenditures of $200.

Boley reported contributions of $1,050 for the period and $7,935 to date. She reported expenditures of $848.

Contributors were $50 from Lewis Rexroad and $1,000 from the American Electric Power PAC.

A financial report was unavailable from Shultz.

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