PARKERSBURG - Contributions are rolling in for the city's mayoral campaign.
Incumbent Mayor Bob Newell and Republican challenger Sharyn Tallman are both off and running with fundraisers, according to financial statements filed Friday with the Parkersburg City Clerk.
Newell, a Democrat, has raised almost $24,000 for his general election campaign race. Tallman reported almost $10,000 in contributions and more than $6,500 in expenditures
Newell, seeking to become the first to serve three consecutive terms as mayor, held a pair of fundraisers in August and September. After an August fundraiser at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Newell's campaign reported contributions of $9,775. Newell reported $1,000 campaign contributions from James McCutcheon, Rebecca McCutcheon, Randall Snider and L. Michael Simmons.
A second fundraiser at River City Tavern netted $14,150. The campaign reported $1,000 contributions from Elizabeth Jones, Ben Jones, C. Mathew Jones, Paul Astorg, Joseph Astorg and David and Marni Kepple.
The mayor's campaign reported almost $19,000 in expenditures, the bulk of which (more than $13,000) was spent on television and outdoor advertising.
Tallman reported raising $2,100 at an August fundraiser event at J.P. Henry's. The campaign reported $500 contributions from Rick Barton and Randall Holden.
Tallman also contributed $1,000 to the campaign.
Tallman reported $2,706 in expenditures. The expenditures do not list the cost of her billboard advertisements.
Tallman raised a little more than $2,500 prior to the spring primary in which she was unopposed.
Newell raised and spent more than $33,000 to defeat former Parkersburg police Chief Gerald Board in the spring primary.
Campaign financial statements from the mayoral and city council candidates were due Friday. City Clerk Connie Shaffer had not received reports from Parkersburg City Council candidates James Richard (District 2) and Tandra Mays (District 3).