PARKERSBURG - Candidates for the 8th and 10th Delegate Districts in Wood County are the leading money raisers for the 2012 election.
Delegate Dan Poling, a Democrat running for re-election in the 10th District, has raised $37,330 for the election cycle, according to the pre general election financial disclosures due Oct. 26 with the secretary of state. Poling has spent $18,206.
Pre-general financial disclosures were due Oct. 26 with the secretary of state. Election day is Tuesday.
Poling reported contributions of $50 to $250 from individuals and political action committees including the ironworkers, the Parkersburg Area Labor Council, West Virginia Car Dealers, the Society of CPAs, Community Bankers, Dale Lowther and Steven White.
Contributions of $500 to 1,000 were received from North Central Building Trades, West Virginia Millwrights, Allan Karlin, the electrical workers, the Service Employees International Union, the carpenters, mine workers, the Bankers Association, the education association and the millwrights.
In the 8th District, Denzil "Buddy" Malone, a Democrat, raised $30,965 for the year. He reported expenditures of $23,412.
Malone is running against incumbent Delegate Bill Anderson, a Republican. Also on the ballot is Bob Buchanan, an independent.
Malone for the reporting period disclosed contributions of $1,000 from the Carpenters and Millwrights, North Central Building Trades, North Central West Virginia Carpenters Locals 476 and 604, $400 from the mineworkers and electrical workers.
Anderson reported contributions of $9,249 for the year and expenditures of $9,476.
Among contributors were Highmark, First Energy, the Bankers Association, Steptoe and Johnson, Hospital Association, the Society of CPAs, Rescare and the Academy of Eye Physicians.
A financial report for Buchanan had not been filed as of Friday morning, Jake Glance, a spokesman, for the secretary of state, said. The report was mailed to the state, Buchanan said on Friday.
In the 10th District, Delegate John Ellem, an incumbent Republican, has raised $28,662 and spent $7,165 for the year.
He reported contributions for the period of $50 to $250 from the West Virginia Beer Wholesalers, the Society of CPAs, Ira and Georgiana Atkinson, the Parkersburg Area Labor Council and the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association. Contributions of $500 were received from the Communications Workers, the Electrical Workers, the Millwrights, the Regional Council of Carpenters and the education association.
Candidates in the 10th District run against each other for three seats. Four candidates are running, three Republicans and one Democrat.
For the other candidates in the district, Delegate Tom Azinger, an incumbent Republican, has raised $5,450 and spent $5,676 for the year.
Dr. Fred Gillespie, a Republican, reported contributions of $2,869 and expenditures of $2,069.
In the 9th District, Delegate Anna Border, a Republican, has raised $14.250 for the election cycle. She was appointed to the House after the death of her husband, Larry Border.
Border reported expenditures of $7,882.
Democrat James Marion opposes Border and has raised $2,975 for the cycle and has spent $2,967.
The 9th District covers a portion of southern Wood County and all of Wirt County.
Marion for the disclosure period reported a $500 contribution from the West Virginia Education Association, which represents teachers.
Individual contributors of from $50 to $150 to the Border campaign included Mary Ann Osborne, Robert Astorg, Jim Pappas, Charlie Burd, Michael Clowser, Tom Armistead and Jan Vineyard. Contributions of $300 were received from Ruth Lemon, Jeff Fritz, George Carenbauer and Joe Letnaunchyn.
She reported contributions of $300 to $500 from First Energy, the West Virginia Bankers Association and Steve Roberts of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.