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Kelly, Criss led 2020 campaign contributions

CHARLESTON — A candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates 10th District led campaign contributions for the 2020 election, according to fourth quarter campaign financial reports filed with the Secretary of State.

Republican incumbent John Kelly raised $60,005 for the election and reported expenditures of $21,948 and a balance of $36,857.

Not too far behind Kelly, a Republican, was Vernon Criss, also a Republican incumbent for the 10th District, who reported $54,998 in contributions. Criss also reported expenditures of $26,270 and an ending balance of $28,727.

The 10th District for the time being is a three-delegate district. Winning the third position in the district was Roger Conley, a Vienna City Councilman and chairman of the Wood County Republican Party, who reported contributions of $9,318 and expenditures of $11,452. He had an ending balance of $15.70.

Candidates in multi-delegate districts run against each with the top vote getters winning the election.

However, with the passage of House Bill 4002 in 2018, multi-delegate districts will become single-delegate districts when the 2020 census is complete. The bill creates 100 single-delegate districts.

Also running in District 10 were Democrats Trish Pritchard and Luke Winters.

Pritchard reported contributions of $21,907 and expenditures of $20,603. She reported an ending balance of $1,255.

Winters reported contributions of $5,265 and expenditures of $4,735. He reported a balance of $530.

Fourth-quarter reports were due on Jan. 7 and cover the period between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31.

In the 8th District, Republican incumbent Bill Anderson, who won the election, reported year-to-date contributions of $25,958 and expenditures of $2,464. A report was not available from Democrat Andrew Alvarez.

D. “Shannon” Kimes, the Republican who won in the 9th District, reported contributions of $17,310, expenditures of $16,604 and a balance of $76. A report was unavailable from Democrat Jim Marion in the 9th District.

For the Senate District 3 election, Republican incumbent Donna J. Boley reported contributions of $17,434, expenditures of $6,852 and a balance of $10,582. Libertarian Travis Lee Shultz reported contributions and expenditures of $1,776. A report was unavailable from Democrat Robert “Robin” Wilson Jr.

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