Candidates file campaign finance reports


By Anthony Conchel - aconchel@aimmediamidwest.com



MOUNT GILEAD — Campaign finance reports have been filed by Morrow County candidates seeking office in the March 17 primary election.

• Two Republicans are seeking the office of Prosecuting Attorney — assistant prosecutor Thomas Smith and attorney Andrew Wick.

In records obtained from the Morrow County Board of Elections, The Committee to Elect Thomas Smith received $4,815 in total monetary contributions and has spent $4,614.67.

Citizens For Andrew Wick reported $3,529.95 in contributions and $12,761.29 in expenditures. Wick put $10,000 of his money into the campaign with payments of $6,000, $3,000 and $1,000 made in 2019.

Contractor Rockwell Bonecutter contributed $1,500 to Wick’s campaign. Wick’s largest expenditure was to Lind Media for billboard advertising at a cost of $3,597.50.

Aden Troyer donated $1,720 to Smith’s campaign. Charles Howland contributed $750, as did Hollis J. Howland.

Smith’s campaign paid $1,008.15 to Hartman Printing Co. for signs. It also paid $466.40 to The Shopper’s Compass and payments of $309 and $80 to The Sentinel for advertising.

• The two candidates for Morrow County Recorder, incumbent Dixie Shinaberry and challenger Brandon J. Strain, filed reports.

Shinaberry reported having $421.01 with two expenditures totaling $148.28, an $80 filing fee to the board of elections and $68.28 to The Shopper’s Compass for advertising.

Strain reported $2,202.49 in contributions and the same amount in expenditures for a zero balance on hand. Strain’s campaign paid Hartman Printing Co. $2,122.49 for signs and banners and the $80 filing fee to the BOE.

Republican candidates for Morrow County Commissioner filings:

• Incumbent Warren Davis listed $1,220 in contributions, all from himself, and $1,153.55 in expenditures. The largest payment was for $512.10 to The Shopper’s Compass for advertising.

• Tim Abraham reported $2,000 in contributions and $1,837.09 in expenditures. An in-kind contribution of $2,094.50 from Citizens To Preserve Morrow County, a Political Action Committee or PAC, was for billboards.

• Incumbent Burgess Castle reported $1,267.70 in contributions (all from the candidate) and the same amount in expenditures. All expenditures were for signs and banners from Hartman Printing Co.

• Timothy Siegfried shows $3,901.46 in contributions and $3,651.46 in expenditures. Siegfried donated $3,651.46 to the campaign. Citizens To Preserve Morrow County also paid $2,094.50 for billboard advertising through an in-kind contribution.

• Vanessa Gingerich reported $700 in contributions and $557.70 in expenditures. Gingerich donated $500 to the campaign. All of the campaign’s reported expenditures went to Hartman Printing Co. for yard signs.

• Democrat candidate Paul E. Hinkle Jr. reported $80 in contributions and the same amount in expenditures.

Citizens To Preserve Morrow County received $5,000 each from Rockwell Bonecutter and Walter C. Fishburn.

Unopposed candidates also filed campaign finance reports.

Ohio law requires reports be filed by March 5 for activity through Feb. 26 for the March 17 primary.

By Anthony Conchel

aconchel@aimmediamidwest.com

More information: www.ohiosos.gov/campaign-finance/#gref

More information: www.ohiosos.gov/campaign-finance/#gref