Candidates Sonya Little and Kenny Phelps have submitted their reports for the June 30 reporting period online with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission’s office.
However, candidate Robert Wilkie’s report was not available on the state commission’s website by Wednesday. Wilkie on Wednesday said he filed his report by the seven-day grace period on July 9 but it had not been uploaded to the office’s database.
“Not sure what’s going on down at that state office, but it seems to be overworked,” he added.
Officials working in the office have told the Tribune that they have a backlog of reports to file that were mailed into their office.
According to the reports available online, Little collected $20,025.50 for the reporting period, bringing her total contributions to $48,653.50.
She’s spent $28,484.49 during the most recent period. For her entire campaign, Little has spent $34,437.69.
Little, who became tax commissioner after former commissioner David Fields resigned in February 2011, has $14,205.81 in the bank.
She still has a $15,000 loan on the books, which she took out earlier in the campaign season.
Some of her most notable contributors include former Holly Springs City Council member Jacqueline Archer at $100; County Commissioner Karen Bosch at $120; Cherokee Bank President and CEO Dennis Burnette at $250; Canton resident Odie Galt at $250; Cobb EMC manager Mark Goddard at $130; Hasty Properties at $450; Ball Ground Mayor Rick Roberts at $200; and Roger Garrison Campaign at $500;
Phelps raked in $10,648.79 for the period ending June 30, which brought his total contributions to $16,513.01.
Phelps, a building inspector for Cherokee County, spent $8,794.54 during the period, which bumped his total expenditures to $13,547.93.
Phelps has $2,965.08 on hand in his account.
The candidate took out a loan amount of $552, bringing his total amount of indebtedness to $2,672.49.
Phelps’ notable contributors include Gresham Mill owner Jeff Chattin; city of Canton employee Trish Fowler at $1,250; and Highridge Vertical owner and Canton Downtown Development Authority member Stan Rogers at $150.