Let’s be transparent about our donors

It’s important that voters have the information they need about candidates seeking elected office. This includes our records and where we stand on important issues, and especially who has donated to our campaign. Unfortunately, the first official financial disclosure deadline was May 10, which doesn’t line up well with this year’s election calendar. Now it is the Herculean task of the Board of Elections to upload the forms for every candidate running for office.

That means that twelve days into early voting and less than a week before Election Day on May 17, voters have not yet seen financial disclosures from most of the candidates on the 2022 ballot. That’s why I am putting out my financial disclosure report now. You can review it below or download it here. (Ignore the “Preview” watermark; this is the final report that we submitted to the NC Board of Elections.) You can also view my financial disclosure report on the Board of Elections’ website.

Here’s a summary of my report from Jan. 1 to April 30:
(with a starting balance of $25,523 going into the quarter)

Total raised: $36,608
Total spent: $25,278
Cash on hand: $36,925

Number of donors: 178
Amount raised from individuals: $30,580
Amount raised from PACs: $6,100
PACs that have contributed: NC Craft Brewers, NC Clean Energy Business Alliance, NC Nurses, Rural Electric Action Program, NC Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and Lillian’s List.

I hope other candidates, including the ones in my race, will follow suit and voluntarily post their reports as well.


Photo courtesy of Niabot.