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Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of stories looking at the first quarter financial disclosure reports for candidates seeking office in the Aug. 7 Local General/State Primary Election.

In looking at the financial disclosure statements filed with the Wilson County Election Commission six of the 11 remaining contested races for the County Commission filed paperwork for a campaign treasurer.

The other five contested races filed Statements of Non-Disclosure, which essentially states they will not spend more than $1,000 on their campaign. 

District 9

All four of the candidates seeking the District 9 commission seat filed Statements of Non-Disclosure. The candidates for this race are incumbent Sara B. Patton, James Reed Copas, John J. Haley and Gary Tarpley. 

District 12

Current District 12 Commissioner Billy Rowland decided not to seek re-election, leaving his seat open for a new commissioner.

Former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe filed his Appointment of Political Treasurer form on March 17, naming himself as treasurer.

His First Quarter Campaign Financial Disclosure Statement Filed on April 8 showed he had $40,261.13 balance on hand. The report showed he received no contributions, had  expenditures of $780 and had an ending balance on hand of $39,481.13.

The expenditures included donations to the Gideons Bible for $100 and Clara Byrd’s campaign for $500, as well as $180 to Softek for the construction of his campaign website.

Candidates Terry McPeak and John Szente II both filed Satementes of Non-Disclosure on March 14 and Feb. 14, respectively. 

District 13

Both incumbent Clint Thomas and his opponent Sonja S. Robinson filed Statements of Non-Disclosure. Thomas filed his on Jan. 6, while Robinson filed hers on Jan. 3. 

District 14

Incumbent Jeff Joines initially filed a Statement of Non-Disclosure on Jan. 3. However, on May 5, he filed his Appointment of Political Treasurer form naming Don Joines as treasurer.

His challenger, Jason Henry, filed his Appointment of Political Treasurer form on April 24 naming Justin Henry as treasurer. 

District 16

Incumbent Jason Brockman filed his Appointment of Political Treasurer on March 17, naming himself as treasurer. His First Quarter Campaign Financial Disclosure Statement, filed on April 14, showed a beginning and ending balance of zero.

Diane G. Weathers, who is also running for the District 16 commission seat, filed a Statement of Non-Disclosure on April 25.

District 19

Incumbent William Glover and his challenger Dennis L. Little both filed Statements of Non-Disclosure. Glover filed his on Jan. 10, while Little submitted his on April 2. 

District 21

Incumbent Eugene Murray filed a Statement of Non-Disclosure on Jan. 10, while his challenger Cindy Forbes Brown filed her Appointment of Political Treasurer form on Jan. 21, naming Bart Brown as treasurer.

Brown filed her First Quarter Campaign Financial Disclosure Statement on April 1. Her beginning balance on hand was zero. She had contributions of $2,238 and expenditures of $838, leaving a balance of $1,400.

Her contributions included $38 from Bart Brown. She has $2,200 in outstanding loans that include $200 from herself to the campaign and two $1,000 loans from Bart Brown on Feb. 26 and March 28, respectively.

Expenditures were for advertising in the amount of $800 and for a CD of voters from the Election Commission for $38. 

District 22

Incumbent Wendell Marlowe initially filed a Statement of Non-Disclosure on Jan. 8. However, on April 1, he filed his Appointment of Political Treasurer form, naming himself as treasurer.

His challenger John Jankowich filed his Appointment of Political Treasurer form on March 17, naming Audry Jankowich as treasurer.

His First Quarter Campaign Financial Disclosure Statement, filed on April 8, showed a beginning balance on hand of zero, a single contribution of $250 and no expenditures, leaving his ending balance on hand at $250. 

District 23

Incumbent Bernie Ash and challenger Robert Pelt both filed Statements of Non-Disclosure, while the third candidate for the seat filed her Appointment of Political Treasurer form on April 25, naming Denise Moore as treasurer.

Ash filed his statement on Jan. 6, while Pelt filed his on March 17. 

District 24

Both incumbent Paul Abercrombie and challenger Joy Bishop filed Statements of Non-Disclosure on Jan. 6 and March 29, respectively. 

District 25

Two of the four candidates in the race for the District 25 seat filed Statements of Non-Disclosure, while the other two filed Appointment of Political Treasurer and First Quarter Campaign Financial Disclosure Statements.

Incumbent Randy Hall initially filed a Statement of Non-Disclosure on Jan. 13. However, on Feb. 28, he filed his Appointment of Political Treasurer form, naming Val Kelley as treasurer. On April 9, he filed his First Quarter Campaign Financial Disclosure Statement, which showed a single contribution of $1,500 from the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters PAC in Nashville. He had no expenditures, outstanding loans or obligations, leaving his ending balance on hand at $1,500.

Challenger James M. Emberton filed his Appointment of Political Treasurer on March 25, naming himself as treasurer.

His First Quarter Campaign Financial Disclosure Statement, filed on April 7, showed a beginning balance on hand of zero and a single contribution of $100. He had no expenditures, outstanding loans or obligations, leaving his ending balance on hand at $100.

The other candidates in the race, John W. Hamblen and Luther Lenning, both filed Statements of Non-Disclosure on March 14 and Jan. 9, respectively.

To see each candidates’ financial reports in detail, go to http://www.wilsonelections.com/1326413767/financial-disclosures/or scan the QRC with your mobile device.

Amelia Morrison Hipps is a correspondent for The Wilson Post. She may be reached at amhipps@downhomepolitics.com.

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