The Carroll County Observer continues the reporting of candidate campaign finance reports from local candidates. Today I have for you the latest campaign finance reports for candidates running for Carroll County State’s Attorney.
Here is a high level overview of the Pre-Primary 1 reports filed in June 2022:
Here are some specifics for each candidate:
Some interesting facts in the reports:
Ellin raised the most money: $22,770.00
- Of the money raised listed in “Contributions” was a single contribution from the candidate (David Charles Ellin) of $15,000.
Ellin spent the most money: $25,540.51
Shoemaker had some interesting expenditures on his report:
- $9,000 of “In-Kind” contributions from businesses for billboard donations
- $512.40 of an “In Kind” contribution for polling from Maryland State Senator Justin Ready
- $250 transfer to Friends of Steve Whisler (candidate for Board of Education in Carroll County).
Shoemaker has the most money on hand: $18,192.41
Not being a campaign finance expert…a couple of transactions on the reports raised some questions today:
- For David Ellin: Should the $15,000 “Contribution” actually be listed as a candidate loan similar to that noted in July of 2021?
- For Haven Shoemaker: The $1,000 “Contribution” from Bucknel for Delegate – the way that is listed on the report would make me think this is a transfer from the political account instead of an individual contribution…so should that not be listed in Schd 1A Col E (MD Candidate and Slate Account)?
Learn more about the candidates:
The Carroll County Observer will be releasing the Maryland State Senate District 42 candidate campaign finance reports soon. Stay tuned.