There are four people on the ballot for the Republican Party primary seeking the GOP nomination for county clerk, although one of those has indicated to election officials he wanted his name removed from consideration — but he did so too late to legally remove it from the ballot. That is former County Mayor Steve Godsey, who submitted a first quarter campaign financial report with all zeros — meaning he’s not raised any money and hasn’t spent in money on a campaign for the office. Because his name is legally required to stay on the ballot, he is legally required to file such a report.
There’s also one person, Sullivan County Deputy County Clerk Jane Davis, running in the Democratic Party primary.
Alphabetically, here are details from each campaign’s (except Godsey’s) first quarter financial reports:
Howard “Sonny” Baker (R)
Baker’s campaign listed: Patti Baker as treasurer; total receipts of $500; total spending of $75.38; a balance on hand of $424.62; and an outstanding loan of $500 from the candidate.
Sandra Jane Davis (D)
Davis’s campaign listed: Charles Davis as treasurer; total receipts of $4,510; total spending of $4,245.32; a balance on hand of $264.68; and no outstanding loans (receipts included a $3,100 contribution, not loan, from Charles and Sandra Davis).
Teresa L. Jacobs (R)
Jacobs’s campaign listed: Marty Jacobs as treasurer; total receipts of $14,355; total spending of $13,372; a balance on hand of $983; and total outstanding loans of $12,000 from Marty Jacobs. Notable among contributions to Jacobs’s campaign: $1,000 from incumbent County Clerk Jeanie Gammon, a Democrat who is not seeking reelection and has publicly endorsed Jacobs for the job.
Cheryl Russell (R)
Russell’s campaign listed: Teresa Morrell; total receipts of $12,090; total spending of $8,007.03; a balance on hand of $4,110.51; and an outstanding loan of $10,000 from the candidate.