While some incumbents have formally announced their plans to seek office and raised money during the latest reporting period, other candidates remain quiet on their plans.
Incumbent politicians and challengers had until March 31 to file their latest campaign disclosures, but were given a grace period until April 6 to turn in their reports.
Cherokee County State Court Judge candidate Jeff Rusbridge raised $1,450 during the reporting period ending March 31.
Rusbridge, who is seeking the seat being vacated by retiring Judge C.J. Gober, has received $48,825 in contributions to date and has spent $7,373.81 on campaign related items.
Rusbridge has $41,451.19 on hand, but also has reported a $25,000 loan to the campaign.
Rusbridge’s monetary supporters include Rep. Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs) with $500 and Georgia House of Representatives Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) at $500.
Clerk of Superior Court incumbent Patty Baker did not report any in-kind or monetary donations during the latest reporting period by the March 31 deadline.
Baker, who hasn’t formally announced plans to seek re-election, has received $28,058.23 in donations and has spent $25,417.85. Baker now has $2,640.38 cash on hand.
Cherokee County Commission Post 2 incumbent Jim Hubbard has not raised or spent any money reported for the period ending March 31.
Hubbard has received $90 so far and has spent $18.83. Hubbard currently has $71.17 in the bank.
Chief Magistrate Court Judge James E. Drane also did not raise or spend any money for the latest campaign disclosure period.
Drane, who announced plans today to seek another term in office, has garnered $2,275.31 in contributions and has spent that exact amount to date.
The incumbent now has a $2,090.87 balance, which accounts for an investment he reported for the March 31 deadline.
Drane also reported a $169.44 loan for the period, bringing his debt obligation to $419.44.
Cherokee County Coroner Earl Darby, who has not announced plans to seek re-election, raised $500 during the reporting period.
Darby has received $5,466.95 in contributions, but has only spent $322.40, leaving him with $5,144.55.
Darby’s employer, the Darby Huey Funeral Home, contributed the $500 toward his campaign.
Probate Court Judge Keith Wood has not reported raising or spending any campaign contributions for the March 31 reporting deadline.
Wood did report a $5,000 loan towards his campaign.
Superior Court Chief Judge Frank C. Mills, who announced plans to run for-reelection on Thursday, has also not reported any contributions for the latest reporting period.
Mills does have a total of $86,185.99 and has spent $203.94. Mills currently has $85,982.05 in cash on hand.
Superior Court Judge Ellen McElyea, who also has not formally announced plans to seek re-election, has reported $250 in contributions.
McElyea has so far garnered $83,430 and has spent $37,061.60 in campaign-related expenses. Her campaign has a $46,368.40 balance.
Cherokee County School Board Post 4 member Janet Read, who earlier this week announced she plans to seek election to the newly created school board chair post, has not been actively campaigning.
Read did not report any contributions for the period ending on March 31.
Read has obtained $1,071.01 in donations and has spent $225, leaving her with $846.01
Fellow board member Mike Chapman, who has not announced plans to run for the new position, also did not raise any money for the reporting period and has $113.57 total in contributions.
Chapman also reported a $550.00 loan.
Post 7 school board incumbent Kim Cochran reported receiving $650.00 in contributions, boosting her total to $11,595.64.
She also has a loan of $2,980.64.
Cochran so far has spent $10,830.64 and has $765.00.