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Money race: Dayton city commission candidates raise thousands

Published: Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 10:01 AM
Updated: Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 5:01 PM
By: Cornelius Frolik - Staff Writer

Dayton City Commission candidate Darryl Fairchild outraised incumbent commissioners Jeff Mims Jr. and Joey Williams in the most recent reporting period, according campaign finance records released this week.

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Mims and Williams are hoping to hold onto their seats on Nov. 7, when they face off against Shenise Turner-Sloss and Fairchild, who have been campaigning as a team.

Mims raised more than $20,000 in the past quarter, compared to Williams who raised $14,806. Fairchild raised $22,220.

Fairchild has spent $13,546 during this reporting period, compared to Williams’ $14,789, according to 2017 pre-general election financial reports filed by the candidates.

But Fairchild still has a balance on hand of $10,808. Mims has a balance of about $938, after spending $19,700 on expenses including yard signs, mailers and radio ads.

Turner-Sloss, who raised $8,955, has spent $4,976

One of the Fairchild campaign’s biggest expenses was to hire a company out of Missouri to make robo calls. He’s also paid for consultants and palm cards for canvassing.

Some of the Williams campaign’s largest expenses have been print mailings, radio ads and signs.

Turner-Sloss has $3,979 on hand, but has $1,803 in outstanding loans.

Turner-Sloss’s funds have paid for a campaign website, mailers, shirts, stickers and other items.