Candidates continue to report funds

Two of the three local candidates who filed financial disclosures Friday have not raised money in their campaigns for office.


District 8 Augusta Commission challenger Alan Tanner and District 4 candidate Bernard Harper filed reports listing no contributions Friday, a day after the postmark deadline for filing financial disclosures.

District 8 candidate Doug Lively also filed Friday, declaring that his campaign had raised $1,859. His contributions include a $500 donation from Darren Smith, contributions of $150 each from Rodger Giles and John Wimburn and $200 from Elizabeth Lively.

Seven Richmond County school board candidates met Thursday's deadline, but three who filed have not raised any money: District 7 incumbent Frank Dolan, District 9 incumbent Venus Cain and District 6 challenger Taylor Bryant.

District 3 incumbent Alex Howard has out-raised all other school board candidates, with $4,682.43. All of the single contributions were less than $101, so Howard did not have to list his donors. District 6 incumbent Jack Padgett and District 2 candidate Bill Law both reported raising $100.

Shirley Darby, a former Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority member, has outpaced her competitor by raising $2,677 for her campaign for the District 9 school board seat. She listed contributions from William Wright, Barbara Holland, Alfred Mitchell, Bettye Swain and Sandra Thomas, all of whom donated $100 each, according to Darby's financial disclosure.

Financial disclosures that were mailed could continue to come in, said Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey. Advance voting for the July 20 primary begins Monday.

Advance voting week

Advance Voting Week will begin on Monday and will end on Friday. All voters voting during Advance Voting Week must provide one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification and do not have to provide a reason for voting.

Voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Board of Elections main office, 530 Greene St., Room 104; the Henry Brigham Recreation Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road; and the Warren Road Recreation Center, 300 Warren Road.