Reports for some races have been turned in while other candidates are taking advantage of the five-day grace period granted to them by the state.
Candidates have through April 6 to either e-file reports or mail a hard copy to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, formerly known as the state’s ethics commission.
Both candidates for the race for Cherokee County’s next sheriff have turned in their reports.
Incumbent Roger Garrison has raised $62,640 in cash and $13,006.25 in in-kind donations.
Garrison previously raised $61,538.80 and currently has $56,323 on hand.
Garrison’s donors during the most recent period include County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens, attorney Eric Ballinger, Leon Bobo, attorney Daran Burns, former Waleska Mayor Marguerite Cline, Cherokee County Chief Marshal Chris Collett, County Manager Jerry Cooper, attorney Doug Flint, Dr. Homer Gold, Grassroots Conservatives of Cherokee, Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques, First Cherokee State Banker Rick Kononen, and Wade Stephens, vice president sales and marketing for the Cherokee Tribune and the Marietta Daily Journal.
Southeast Restoration Group CEO and President Ben Looper, Cherokee Computers owner Mark Moore, County Commissioner Jason Nelms, Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Commander Phil Price, Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, and attorney Mark Shriver also made contributions to Garrison’s campaign.
Garrison’s opponent, David Waters, has garnered $7,065 for that period and has $2,255.52 in the bank.
He previously raised $12,454.54.
Waters’ contributions include Dr. Martha Boone and local businessman Troy Welker. Others include Northa Perimeter Detail in Cumming, Lunsford Trucking owner Jerry Lunsford and Dawsonville resident Robert Hood.