We all know that Mr. Hursh is now the Republican Candidate for the 17th Circuit Court. There are a few additional contributors which were reported on January 29 and 30th and unavailable on election day. Their names and contributions are shown in blue.
The Tobin for Judge Committee was formed on January 16, 2010 and no financials are available. See photocopies of the Statement of Organization below:
As mandated by law the candidates have submitted required schedules of contributions and expenditures for the last six months to the State Board of Election. Their respective filings are available at: http://boonecountywatchdog.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-01-22T21%3A13%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=7
As a convenience the following is an updated summary of their filings.
David A.Englund: Mr. Englund has expended $19,074 on the campaign as of 12-31-2009. In addition there are in-kind contributions (internet ads) of approximated $2500 given by Berman Stephen of Hanover, MD and approximately $6220 of in-kind contributions paid by the candidate. Thus far the campaign is financed almost completely by a $50,000 loan from Mr. Englund’s personal funds. There was $31,100 of remaining funds as of 12-31-2009.
Mr. Englund ran successfully for re-election to the 16th district in 1994, a total of $15,000 was expended based upon filings available at the Board of Elections.
James P. Hursh: Mr. Hursh has expended $15,856 on the campaign as of 12-31-2009. In kind contribution of $270. Total receipts consists of $18,351 in individual contributions and a $5,000 loan from Ralph and Beverly Hursh. $10,000 of the contributions was from the candidate himself. Other major contributors include: Ralph&Beverly Hursh ($3,000), Angus & Barbara More ($500), Laura Epstein, ($500), R Robert Funderburg ($1,000), Retired Judge Angus More of Rockford($1,000), Jody and Kathy Goad,($300), Kent Kniep ($250), Dave and Amy Gallano ($210), Gerald and Carol Rowe ($160). Jack Wolf Chrysler made an in-kind contribution of $250. There was $7,495 of remaining funds as of 12-31-2009.
Ron Wait: Mr. Wait has expended $22,230 on the campaign as of 12-31-2009. The entire campaign has been financed by a $80,000 and now an additional $25,000 loan from the candidate.
During the period 7-1 to 12-31-2009, Mr. Wait was also actively soliciting funds under the CITIZENS FOR RON WAIT, a political committee which existed since 1982. That committee has the stated purpose to elect Ron Wait to 68th Representative District in the General Assembly. The required disclosure items for that committee are also shown below. There is a sizeable list of large contributors. This listing is available by clicking on the smaller photocopies. Also see the $4,000 transfer in’s from corporate sponsors also on small photocopy. It is difficult to determine what affect this committee has had on the campaign for judge. Expenditures exceeded revenue and only $2,054 cash is now available. During the period the committee owed a loan of $51,000 from the candidate which is unchanged from the previous period.
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