Over $220,000 raised for local candidates running for State offices

Over $220,000 raised for local candidates running for State offices

With less than one week remaining until voters head out to the polls, candidates continue to hit the campaign trail and raising money. The latest campaign funding dollars have been filed with the State for the local Senate, Representative and District Attorney races.

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In all, the 10 candidates have brought in a total of $223,728.63 in total funds and contributions, according to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission as of Wednesday afternoon.

In the Republican race for Representative District 31, Garry Mize has generated $42,255, Rod Baker with $10,014.43 and Barry Niles with $4,365.

Mize’s total includes a $20,000 loan from himself to the campaign to go along with $15,905 in contributions from individuals and $6,350 in Political Action Committee (PAC) donations.

Baker’s campaign has been fully-funded with contributions by individuals.

Niles has collected $3,865 in individual contributions and $500 in PAC money.

(L-R) Rod Baker, Barry Niles, Garry Mize and Kara Sawyer

Online records show Mize has spent $36,709.37 on campaign expenditures, $8,577.65 for Baker and $1,405.10 for Niles.

Democrat Kara Sawyer’s campaign has raised $3,650 in contributions by individuals and another $2,000 with in-kind contributions.

Sawyer’s opponent dropped out of the primary race and is expected to challenge the Republican winner in November.

The current campaign ending balance for Mize sits at $5,545.63 followed by Niles with $3,959.90, Sawyer with $3,334.90 and Baker at $1,436.78.

For the Senate 20 Republican race, Chuck Hall has brought in $75,862.94 and Aiya Kelley has brought in $10,473.93 for her campaign. Democrat Heady Coleman, who did not draw a primary opponent, has raised $12,476 in contributions by individuals.

Hall has collected $58,130 in contributions by individuals, $10,250 in PAC money and $7,482.94 with in-kind contributions.

(L-R) Chuck Hall, Aiya Kelley and Heady Coleman

Kelley has seen $4,160 in contributions by individuals, $2,000 in PAC money, $2,708.93 with in-kind contributions and has loaned her campaign $1,605. In addition, she has also funded her campaign with $1,500 with in-kind expenditures.

Hall has spent $57,404.31 in campaign expenditures followed by Coleman with $11,441.55 and Kelley at $8,441.87.

The current campaign balance for Hall sits at $10,975.69, Coleman with $2,034.45 while Kelley shows a negative balance of $676.87.

In the race for Logan and Payne County District Attorney, Republicans Laura Austin Thomas and Jill Ochs-Tontz both have generated just under $30,000 for their campaigns.

(L-R) Jill Ochs-Tontz, Cory Williams and Laura Austin Thomas

Tontz has received $29,298.33 in total funds while Thomas reports $28,593.

Tontz has loaned over half of her campaign total with $18,070 to go along with $10,978.33 in contributions by individuals and $250 in PAC money.

Thomas has cleared $25,221 in contributions by individuals, $2,200 in PAC money, $672 with in-kind contributions and a loan on her behalf of $500 to the campaign.

As of June 11, Tontz has spent $26,253.83 in campaign expenditures while Thomas has spent $17,615.61.

Tontz reports a current campaign balance of $3,144.50 and Thomas shows $10,305.39.

Democrat Cory Williams, who did not draw a primary opponent, has received $4,740 in contributions from individuals and has spent $9.01 in in expenditures.

The primary election is set for June 26. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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