The first campaign finance reports have been filed in the race for Division A Judge, Second Judicial (Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson Parishes) District.
Homer attorney Ben Bleich shows total receipts of about $43.4 thousand, and disbursements of about $38.4 thousand. About $20 thousand of the receipts are contributions, and the balance – about $23.4 thousand – are in the form of loans from Bleich to his campaign.
Some of the larger contributions are: Shreveport attorney Jack Baily, $1 thousand; Summerfield resident Audie Edwards, $1 thousand; Gamvest Limited Partnership, Shreveport, $1 thousand; Monroe attorney Christian Creed, $1 thousand; Ruston resident Lamar Haddox, $2 thousand; Ruston CPA Radian Hennigan, $1 thousand; and J&R Juneau, LLC, Bossier City, $1 thousand.
Also, Pandy Bleich contributed about $2.5 thousand.
Much of the disbursements are for postage, campaign brochures, t-shirts, and print advertising the area’s weekly newspapers – The Jackson Independent (Jonesboro), The Bienville Democrat (Arcadia), The Claiborne Guardian-Journal (Homer), and the Haynesville News (Haynesville).
See here Bleich’s complete 10/2/14 report.
Incumbent Jenifer Clason shows receipts of $311 thousand, and disbursements of about $62 thousand. The receipts include about $11 thousand in contributions, and a loan from the candidate’s husband to her campaign of $300 thousand.
Among the more significant contributions: Greene Butler, Homer, $2.5 thousand; Colvin Law Firm, Homer, $2.5 thousand; Eric Johnson, Minden, $2.5 thousand; and C. S. Sentell, Jr., Minden, $1 thousand.
Clason reports spending about $9.7 thousand on newspaper ads in the same weekly newspapers as Bleich, and about $4.2 thousand on postage.
There are several significant expenditures for campaign consulting, signs, printing, and material design:
See here Clason’s complete report.