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Doty tops area in ’18 cash reports

Campaign finance reports for 2018 were released by the Secretary of State’s Office this week, and they show Sen. Sally Doty with the most cash on hand among the area’s three lawmakers.

Doty’s annual report for 2018 shows a balance of $45,555 after contributions of $23,750 and expenses of $9,960.48. She had about $27,000 cash on hand heading into 2018.

Doty, who is running for re-election in District 39, has two Republican opponents — Josh Davis of Ruth and Elizabeth Brown of Brookhaven. The Democratic party in the state has yet to release a list of candidates.

Doty’s campaign finance report did not itemize her contributions or expenses.

Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, had $17,560 cash on hand at the end of the 2018 reporting period. She had contributions that totaled $10,650 and expenses of $8,794. She began 2018 with about $15,000 on hand.

Her largest local contribution for 2018 — $1,000— came from Ryan Holmes with Dungan Engineering. She had several local contributions of $500.

Currie does not currently have a Republican challenger.

Rep. Vince Mangold, R-Brookhaven, had $15,017 cash on hand at the end of 2018. His report shows contributions of $5,900 and expenses of $2,991. He started the year with about $12,000 in cash.

His largest contribution came from Koch Industries in the amount of $1,000. The report did not list any local contributions to his campaign during 2018.

Mangold currently does not have a Republican opponent.

The Secretary of State’s Office released a list of candidates who failed to file a campaign finance report. Thirty-six candidates made the list, and another four filed late.