CUMMING, Ga. — With early voting underway and Election Day right around the corner, Cumming City Council candidates have been receiving support from voters in many forms, including monetary donations.
Mayor H. Ford Gravitt is running to hold the seat he’s held since 1971. He received loans for $35,000 for his campaign.
Branding is one of the biggest expenses candidates have paid this year.
Gravitt spent more than $4,000 on signs and materials for a parade float, nearly $1,900 on T-shirts and another $2,000 on campaign sign materials and placement.
His opponent, Troy Brumbalow has received more than $23,000 in contributions for his campaign.
He spent more than $6,000 on signs and $1,500 on house-to-house calls. He dished out another nearly $1,000 for meet-and-greet expenses.
Brumbalow spent $625 on late filing fees to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance committee.
Post 1 Councilman Chuck Welch is running for the seat he acquired in June 2015 filling an unexpired term.
Welch had no contributions to report and rolled over $843 from a previous election cycle. His only expenditure came from his qualifying fee.
He had $4,000 in outstanding indebtedness at the beginning of the reporting period.
His opponent, Chad Crane, had one contribution for his campaign in the amount of $125.
Post 2 Councilman Quincy Holton is once again seeking to keep the seat he’s had since 1968.
He and his opponent Jason Evans completed affidavits that said they have no intentions to exceed $2,500 in contributions and/or expenditures this election.