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Boomershine fundraising outpaces Anderson in recent financial report

May 2nd, 2014 12:14 am by J. H. Osborne

Boomershine fundraising outpaces Anderson in recent financial report

BLOUNTVILLE — Ty Boomershine raised more campaign money than Wayne Anderson during the most recent campaign financial disclosure reporting period.

But Anderson, the incumbent sheriff that Boomershine (a sitting county commissioner) is seeking to replace in the Republican party primary next week, started the period with more money — and ended it with no outstanding loans or obligations.

Boomershine's campaign reported total receipts of $3,400 for the period of April 1 through April 26, including his largest single itemized contribution of $1,000 from an out-of-state business and $1,000 more in the form of a loan from Wendy Boomershine, same address as the candidate.

Anderson reported total receipts of $2,150 for the period.

Boomershine's campaign began the reporting period with a $1,646.72 balance on hand, spent $2,562.89, and ended with a balance on hand of $2,483.83. Boomershine's campaign listed $2,007 in total obligations outstanding, and $1,824.94 total, in loans outstanding (to Wendy Boomershine).

Anderson began the reporting period with a $6,619.25 balance on hand, spent $6,781.08, and ended with a balance on hand of $1,988.17. Anderson listed no obligations outstanding and no loans outstanding.

Boomershine's largest itemized contribution, at $1,000, came from Bullet Equipment, Abingdon, Va.

Boomershine's campaign listed expenditures including: $1,089.77 to Interstate Awning, Bluff City, for signs; $823.12 to SPG, Kingsport, for signs; $400 to Lamar, Blountville, for advertising; $150 to East High School, Bluff City, for sign stands; and $100 to the Sullivan County GOP for advertisement.

Boomershine's campaign listed an in-kind contribution, estimated at $700, from SPG, Kingsport, for video production.

Anderson's largest itemized contribution, of $1,000, came from Donald Carter, Kingsport, and another $200 came from Caywood Enterprises, Lexington, Ky.

Anderson listed expenditures including; $4,120 to Lamar Signs, Blountville, for digital advertising; $1,090 total to the Sullivan County Republican Party (for Reagan Day Dinner table and dinner tickets); $619.16 to Smart Market, Kingsport, for postal mail pieces; and $575 to the Kingsport Times-News for newspaper advertisement.

Voters will pick between Anderson and Boomershine in the Republican primary on May 6.

The winner will advance to the county general election ballot in August, to go head-to-head with Democrat John Taylor, the sole candidate in the Democratic primary on May 6.

Taylor submitted paperwork showing his campaign disbursed $150 during the reporting period, which it ended with a balance on hand of $1,286.

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