Hughes leads fundraising among candidates for District 21 House seat

Republican Dorothy Hughes holds a large fundraising lead over her competitors for the District 21 seat.
Republican Dorothy Hughes holds a large fundraising lead over her competitors for the District 21 seat.

Finance reports filed with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office this week show that Republican Dorothy Hughes has amassed a sizable fundraising lead over her competitors.

The summary of fundraising activities from Jan. 1 through July 21 showed Hughes raised $25,270 from 99 contributors. Her primary opponent Neil Melton raised $7,119 from 36 donors. Democrat Jerry Stogsdill, who doesn’t face a primary opponent, raised $7,985 from 31 donors.

Of note, Hughes has received nine $500 contributions from highway contracting companies, organizations that have been hurt by the state’s frequent sweeps from the Kansas Department of Transportation’s highway construction funds. Melton received a $250 contribution from the Kansas Bankers Association. Stogsdill received a $500 contribution from the Kansas National Education Association PAC and a $250 contribution from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #124 Voluntary Political Action Fund.

As of the filing date, Hughes showed $14,499 cash on hand; Stogsdill had $5,130; and Melton had $7,199.

Each candidate’s finance report is embedded below:

Dorothy Hughes:

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Neil Melton:

https://dfv6pkw99pxmo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/28072618/Melton_Camp_Fin.pdf

Jerry Stogsdill

https://dfv6pkw99pxmo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/28072529/Stogsdill_Finance_report.pdf