Once again, challenger Pam Hemminger has raised more money than incumbent Mark Kleinschmidt in the race to become Chapel Hill’s mayor.
According to pre-election campaign finance reports, Hemminger has taken in $18,770, compared to Kleinschmidt’s total of $14,879.
Hemminger has spent almost twice as much as her opponent, so the two are nearly tied when it comes to funds available for the final push to Election Day. Hemminger has $11,993, while Kleinschmidt has approximately $11,600 in the bank.
Hemminger has not taken any money from political action committees, though she did receive a $100 donation from the campaign of state senator Valerie Foushee.
Kleinschmidt has taken in a total of $600 from LGBT Democrats of Wake County, LGBT Democrats of North Carolina, and the committee to elect Glenn Gerding.
In the Chapel Hill Town Council race, incumbent Lee Storrow continues to dominate the fundraising field. He’s collected $22,350, and spent $5,634, leaving him with $17,265.
Challenger Nancy Oates has taken in $13,466, half of which she loaned her campaign. Of that, she’s spent $9,817.
Adam Jones writes in an email to WCHL that his campaign has raised approximately $8,500, spent $7,000, and has $1,500 on hand, though that’s not reflected in the report filed last week with Orange County Board of Elections.
That total puts him on par with fellow newcomer Michael Parker, who has taken in 8,397 and spent $6,652, and has $2,695 remaining. David Schwartz, and Jessica Anderson rank fifth and sixth for campaign spending. They’ve each spent about $4,400.
Incumbent Jim Ward is spending just five dollars on his re-election bid.
The Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town, or CHALT political action committee has raised $10,000 and spent $8,000, mostly on mailings, ads and flyers.