Peebles leads in sheriff's campaign contributions

Monday, July 9, 2012 11:44 AM
Last updated 8:13 PM

Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Peebles has continued to pull in the most cash among all the candidates for Richmond County sheriff.

Peebles, a Democrat, has hauled in more than $159,000 in cash and in-kind contributions, more than twice his nearest competitor, according to reports filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

Monday was the deadline for candidates to file campaign finance reports for the period that ended June 30.

Of the five other candidates, Democrats came in second and third in the fundraising race. Sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas had pulled in more than $60,000, and schools Public Safety Lt. Richard Roundtree collected a total of $30,934 in cash and in-kind contributions. Republican Freddie Sanders reported a total of $21,650, sheriff’s Lt. John Ivey, a Democrat, $20,946 and Republican Mike Godowns $2,850 in total contributions.

Peebles’ fundraising success has enabled his campaign to far outspend his opponents. In fact, he has spent more than any other candidate has raised. His total expenditures were $89,487, more than the total expenditures of all the other candidates combined, according to their reports.

Peebles also has the most money in the bank, with more than $57,000 on hand. Once again, Silas was second with more than $30,000, followed by Sanders with $8,622, Ivey with $6,873, Roundtree with $3,309 and Godowns with $5.26.

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No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 07/09/12 - 12:25 pm
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Mmm.......

Some will say that certain people are trying to obligate the candidate to them, but I say concerned people are trying to make sure the right candidate wins.

HighSociety
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HighSociety 12/21/12 - 05:03 pm
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gutdawg
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gutdawg 07/09/12 - 01:00 pm
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Late Filing

Is Roundtree going to file late? What will be the consequences of him doing this? Just curious as to what happens in these kinds of situations.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 07/09/12 - 01:11 pm
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Who Would a Thunk it?

One candidate "had yet to file his report." Would that person be the same one who mismanaged his case files at the sheriff's dept?

Sweet son
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Sweet son 07/09/12 - 01:13 pm
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@gutdawg

And people will vote for him!! LOL!

Pumped Up Kicks
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Pumped Up Kicks 07/09/12 - 01:32 pm
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Donated to Peebles

I donated to Peebles' campaign and he has my vote.

Good question about what happens if you file late! I wish that would have been included in the article somewhere. Maybe they fine you or something?

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 07/09/12 - 01:44 pm
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In the article

"Today was the deadline for candidates to file their campaign finance reports for the period that ended June 30" so they all have made it on time.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 07/09/12 - 02:37 pm
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Just asking....

If lawyers represent a candidate before the Elections Board and if a lawyer takes part in a news conference on behalf of a candidate, wouldn't you expect to see an expenditure for legal services or a contribution in kind from the lawyers as part of a campaign finance report?

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nerthus 07/10/12 - 08:16 am
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qualifications

When the news media went to the house that Roundtree listed on his application it was his Aunt's house and he did not live there. I wonder where Roundtree does live?
You have Charles Lyons complaining about Waynesboro chief of police coming to Richmond County and supporting Scott Peeples but Lyons lives in Columbia County why is Lyons concerned about who the sheriff is or who is supporting the Sheriff. Lyons cannot vote for him.

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OpenCurtain 11/07/12 - 05:00 am
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Deep

Disclaimer: The fact be told, I am not a big fan of any Law Enforcement Candidate for sheriff that gets big bucks from a narrow social, racial, or economic sector of the county citizenry. It equals too much influencing power in the hands of too few people. A very bad thing for a Sheriff office holder.

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