The reports detail spending and donations through Oct. 25, although only lump sums of $100 or more must be listed separately. The next reports are due Dec. 31.
Here’s a look at some of the money behind the contested races in Tuesday’s election:
Floyd County Commission Post 2
Democrat Gary D. Harrell is challenging incumbent Republican Garry Fricks.
Fricks’ report shows spending of $1,440 and a balance of $1,451 in his campaign chest. Harrell spent $725, had $85 in the bank and $400 in outstanding debt, according to his report.
The biggest boost for Fricks was a $1,000 contribution from the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals.
Other donors included Floyd Medical Center administrators Kurt Stuenkel, Dan Sweitzer, Warren Rigas and Greg Polley, FMC attorney Wade Monk and physicians Dan Hanks and Joseph Biuso. Harrell’s funding came through small individual donations that didn’t reach the level where itemization is required.
Floyd County Commission Post 3
Democrat Rick Garrett is running against incumbent Republican Irwin Bagwell.
While Bagwell’s report indicates he’s spent more than $24,000 on his campaign, a review shows that’s a carry-over from his original 2008 bid for office. Spending this year appears to have been less than $500.
Garrett says he hasn’t spent anything or received donations. He contends he has filed his reports, but the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission lists him as owing fines for noncompliance.
Bagwell reported $2,672 remaining in his campaign chest. Major donations this year came from the Floyd County Republican Party and local residents Marilyn Montgomery, Cecil Burk, Tom Saltino, Curtis Doyle, Charles Williams and Earl Tillman.
Floyd County Sheriff
Republican Cary Cooper is trying to unseat incumbent Democrat Tim Burkhalter.
Cooper reported spending $848 on his campaign, although a review of earlier reports shows expenses totaling $6,881 weren’t carried over from previous reports for this campaign cycle.
Burkhalter reported spending $37,131 this cycle and a cash balance of $27,755. His financials were filed by the Oct. 25 due date and reported in a Rome News-Tribune article last month.
Cooper reported no contributions for the one-month period covered by the latest report.
Floyd County Clerk of Court
Republican Mark McAllister is battling incumbent Democrat Barbara Penson for the seat.
McAllister, who filed by Oct. 25, reported $3,992 in expenses, a cash balance of $631 and $2,200 in campaign debt.
Penson’s report shows spending of $5,166, a cash balance of $1,414 and $2,695 in debt.
Her major donors this period include attorneys Bob Finnell, Ronald Patton and Bobby Lee Cook, former state legislator Buddy Childers and residents Nellie Melton, Bob Puckett and George and Ann Pullen.
State House District 12
Republican Eddie Lumsden is challenging incumbent Democrat Barbara Massey Reece for the seat that represents all of Chattooga and western Floyd counties.
Lumsden’s filing, reported in an Oct. 29 newspaper article, showed expenses of more than $55,000 and numerous donations from Republican state lawmakers.
Reece reported spending $47,114 and a cash balance of $14,288.
Among her major donors this period were the Georgia Association of Educators, the Warshauer Law Group and attorneys Bobby Lee Cook and Hubert Hamilton, the Chattooga County Democratic Party and Anna Marie and Jeremy Braden.
Alto Park — Alto Park Elementary School, 528 Burnett Ferry Road
Armuchee — New Armuchee Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 5385 Martha Berry Highway
Barkers — Renaissance Marquis, 3126 Cedartown Highway
Cave Spring — Cave Spring Community Center, 10B Georgia Avenue
Chulio — Spring Creek Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2636 Chulio Road
Etowah — Senior Adult Recreation Center, 1325 Kingston Road
Everett Springs — Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 2341 Everett Springs Road
Floyd Springs — Floyd Springs Baptist Church, 1469 Floyd Springs Road
Foster’s Mill — West Floyd Ruritan Club, 146 Livingston Road
Garden Lakes — Anthony Recreation Center, 2901 Garden Lakes Blvd.
Glenwood — Thornton Recreation Center, 102 North Floyd Park Road
Howell — Flint Hill Baptist Church, 111 Morris Road
East Lindale — Hollywood Baptist Church, 112 Lombardy Way
Mt. Alto North — Garden Lakes Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2200 Redmond Circle
Mt. Alto South — Fellowship Baptist Church, 314 Burnett Ferry Road
North Carolina — Coosa High School, 4454 Alabama Highway
Riverside — Riverside Baptist Church, 48 Ash St.
East Rome — Floyd County Health Department, 16 E. 12th St.
North Rome — Rome Civic Center, 400 Civic Center Drive, Jackson Hill
South Rome — Lovejoy Baptist Church, Joy Life Center, 436 Branham Ave.
Texas Valley — Armuchee Baptist Church, 6648 Big Texas Valley Road
Vann’s Valley — VFW Post 4911, 2623 Cedartown Highway
Watters — Scout Hut Center, Gaines Road and First Street, Shannon
West Lindale — Gilbreath Recreation Center, 106 Garden Ave.
Town Rome — Rome Civic Center, 400 Civic Center Drive, Jackson Hill
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SAMPLE BALLOT CANDIDATE LIST
Mitt Romney (R)
Barack Obama (D)(I)
Gary Johnson (L)
Public Service Commissioner
Chuch Eaton (R) (I)
Stephen Oppenheimer (D)
Brad Ploeger (L)
Public Service Commissioner
Stan Wise (R) (I)
David Staples (L)
Congress, 14th District
Tom Graves (R) (I)
Daniel “Danny” Grant (D)
State Senate, 52nd District
Chuck Hufstetler (R)
State House, 12th District*
Eddie Lumsden (R)
Barbara Massey Reece (D) (I)
State House, 13th District*
Katie M. Dempsey (R) (I)
State House, 14th District*
Christian Coomer (R ) (I)
Leigh E. Patterson (D) (I)
Clerk of Superior Court
Mark McAllister (R)
Barbara H. Penson (D) (I)
Cary Cooper (R)
Timothy Lowell Burkhalter (D) (I)
Kevin Payne (R) (I)
Barry R. Henderson (D) (I)
County Commissioner, Post 2
Garry E. Fricks (R) (I)
Gary D. Harrell (D)
County Commissioner, Post 3
Irwin Bagwell (R) (I)
Richard C. “Rick” Garrett (D)
County Board of Education, District 2*
David Cox (R) (I)
Everett Ballard (D)
County Board of Education, District 3*
Brian R. Barcomb (R) (I)
County Board of Education, District 5*
George Bevels (D) (I)
Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?
Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide for a reduction in the state’s operating costs by allowing the General Assembly to authorize certain state agencies to enter into multiyear rental agreements?
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