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Candidates for Nov. 5 election disclose campaign finances
by Bobby Tedder
July 10, 2013 02:38 PM | 3021 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Candidates participating in the upcoming Nov. 5 elections have disclosed their respective campaign financials.

Qualifying is not until Aug. 26 through 30 for the nonpartisan seats.

The following is a breakdown of each campaign’s intake versus expenditure status according to information supplied to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission during the most recent reporting period, from April 1 through June 30.

Some candidates may spend more on their campaigns than they bring in with contributions, resulting in a negative net cash on hand balance. Some candidates have spent little because they have no challengers thus far.

o Atlanta Board of Education

District 4 rep Nancy Meister had $0 net cash on hand. Meister collected no campaign contributions and spent no money in the quarter on her campaign.

District 8 at-large board member Reuben McDaniel reported a net cash balance of $20,113.53. McDaniel’s campaign received $21,420 in total contributions during the period.

McDaniel has three challengers in the race. Tom Tidwell had $40,764.94 net cash on hand. His contributions amounted to $40,861; his expenses totaled $96.06. Mark Riley, a former school board member, and Cynthia Briscoe Brown, a North Atlanta High parent and activist, had not filed campaign disclosure reports as of Wednesday, according to the commission's website.

o Atlanta City Council

Council President Ceasar Mitchell posted a cash net balance on hand of $90,295.51 during the quarter. He reported total expenditures to date of $576, 948.83.

District 6 Councilman Alex Wan’s net balance amounted to $68,087. His campaign recorded expenditures of $119,499.50.

District 7 Councilman Howard Shook reported a net cash balance on hand of $101,410.36; expenditures were tallied to be $57,588.14.

District 8 Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean’s net balance came in at $25,811.91. Her expenditures were listed at $30,457.79.

District 9 Councilwoman Felicia Moore’s campaign posted a net balance of $16,609.28. Her expenses came to $1,795.05 during the same period.

Post 2 at-large Councilman Aaron Watson reported a balance of $1,896.35 while expenditures totaled $2,603.65.

o Sandy Springs City Council

Rusty Paul, running to succeed Mayor Eva Galambos, who has announced she is not running for re-election, posted a net balance of $55,657.37. His expenses came out to be $8,116.63.

District 1 Councilman John Paulson’s campaign tallied a $500 cash net balance. Expenditures were $0.

District 2 Councilwoman Dianne Fries had $0 net cash on hand and collected no contributions.

District 3 Councilman Chip Collins’ net balance amounted to $950. His expenses were $24,370.

District 4 Councilman Gabriel Sterling’s cash net balance totaled $8,060. His expenditures were $2,073.16.

District 5 Councilman Tibby DeJulio’s campaign cash on hand came in at a reported $6,532, versus a list of expenses totaling $94.

District 6 Councilwoman Karen Meinzen McEnerny, who may not run for re-election, had $7,629 net cash on hand while her expenditures were a reported $10,223.77. Challenger Andy Bauman had $3,032.40 net cash on hand. His expenditures were $3,217.60.

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