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Miller, Hardin and Hunter raise the most in school board race

The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education candidate financial reports uncover a story of extremes.

Richard Miller, Phil Hardin and Dean Hunter brought in close to $10,000 each between monetary and in-kind donations and loans, while three candidates — Lawrence Helms, Jean Kennedy and W.F. Owens spent less than $1,000 on their campaigns.

Dean Hunter brought in the most in financial and in-kind contributions — just over $9,000. Seven of those were from other counties and 13 donors were from Rowan County and Kannapolis each.

Miller is the biggest spender of the group, spending $8,898.85 — most of which came from an $8,500 loan from himself. He spent $6,885 on billboards, $1,700 on radio advertisements and $1,550.43 on yard signs.

Hardin wasn’t far behind Miller in the large personal loan department. He issued himself a loan for $8,000.

Overcash had perhaps the most interesting expenditure on his finance report — $590 for sunflower seeds in packets with his name on them to pass out at the poles.

Here’s a list of the Board of Education candidates and their campaign totals and contributors who donated $100 or more. If no town is listed, the contributor is from Salisbury. All loans were personal loans issued by the candidates to provide money for their own campaign.

Richard Miller, seat one

Committee to Elect Richard Miller; Richard Miller, treasurer

Total contributions: $1,800

Loan: $8,500

Expenditures: $8,898.85

Cash on hand: $1,401.15

• $500: Lois Simone

• $300: Sara Cook, Fred Stanback

• $250: Paul Fisher

• $150: Jay Wittington

• $100: Mark Lewis, David Mayberry

Phil Hardin, seat one

Committee to Elect Phil Hardin; Phil Hardin, treasurer

Total contributions: $1,900

Loan: $8,000

Expenditures: $6,819.61

Cash on hand: $3,080.39

• $1,500: Dr. Claudia Gardner

• $200: Roger Hosey of China Grove

• $100: John Leatherman

Dean Hunter, seat two

Dean Hunter for Rowan School Board; Dean Hunter, treasurer

Total contributions: $9,055.64

Loan: $750

Expenditures: $6,508.78

Cash on hand: $3,496

• $1,200: Adam Keller of Kannapolis

• $550: Jimmy Keller of Kannapolis

•$500: Eugene Hall of Kannapolis

• $450: Julie Kimmins of China Grove (in-kind for fundraiser catering)

• $300: Brenda Hunter of Kannapolis, Curtis Parker of Kannapolis

• $295.76 Richard Kimmins of China Grove (includes $5.67 in-kind for fundraiser catering)

• $250: Craig Pierce, Kevin Thomas of Richfield, Thomas Cannon of Kannapolis

• $225: David Miller of Kannapolis

  $200: Jack Callahan of China Grove, Charles Safrit of China Grove

• $150: Patricia Luther of Concord, Lee-Anne Shoe of Concord, William Jordan of China Grove, Jeffrey McCorkle of China Grove

• $125: Deborah Stanley of Landis, Dianne Shoe of China Grove

• $100: Larry Luther of Concord, John Leatherman, Jewel Evans of Kannapolis, David Boger of Concord, John Eury II of Concord, Sydney Coble of Mount Pleasant, Larry Compton of Kannapolis, Tony Treece of Concord, Joel Yates, Charles Billings of Kannapolis, Daviel Johnson of Kannapolis, Larry St. Clair of China Grove, Robert Kinney of Kannapolis, Danny Scott of Kannapolis, Ricky Pethel of China Grove, Teresa Parker of Concord (in-kind for fundraiser catering)

Travis Allen, seat four

Committee to Elect Travis Allen; Travis Allen, treasurer

Total contributions: $4,636

Loan: $3,178.52

Expenditures: $6,559.34

Cash on hand: $1,255.18

• $895 (in-kind for campaign cards)

• $250: Craig Pierce

• $200 Donald Belk (in-kind for raffle prizes)

• $120: Jeff Tysinger

• $100: James Allen of Grovetown, Georgia, John Leatherman, William Wetmore of Woodleaf, Helen Shay, Harvey Doss of Denton, Maria Walters, John Jansic of Cleveland

L.A. Overcash, seat two

Committee to Elect L.A. Overcash; L.A. Overcash, treasurer

Total contributions: $1,886

Expenditures: $1,880.89

Cash on hand: $5.11

• $1,236: L.A. Overcash

• $250: Paul Fisher

• $150: Edward Norvell

• $100 Sue Tadlock of China Grove, Dick Fielir of Mooresville

Kay Wright Norman, seat four

Norman did not reach the $1,000 threshold until this week. She has 10 days to file her campaign expense reports.

Lawrence Helms, seat two

Neither received nor spent more than $1,000

W.F. Owens, seat one

Neither received nor spent more than $1,000

Jean Kennedy, seat six

Neither received nor spent more than $1,000



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