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Drake, Wright reports campaign expenses of more than $1,000 through mid-April for city council races

eParisExtra logoOnly two of the eight candidates for the Paris City Council filed campaign expense reports by the first filing deadline, City Clerk Janice Ellis said Monday.

Candidates are required to submit a report at the first deadline in mid-April if they had expenses of $500 or more, she said.

All candidates are required to document their campaign expenses by the second deadline on Friday, May 2, she said.

John Wright and Cleonne Drake — incumbents in District 3 and 6 respectively — were the two who did submit paperwork by the first deadline.

Drake reported expenses of $1,054.94 from Jan. 29 through April 9, as follows:

  • $366.39 with Professional Printing Services of Paris for campaign cards
  • $29.76 with Office Max of Paris for paper (letters), labels, and stickers
  • $11.42 with Walmart of Paris for labels and rubber bands
  • $549.37 with Texas GOP Store of Huntsville for signs and stakes
  • $98 with U.S. Postal Service for 200 stamps

Wright reported expenses of $1,256.46 from Jan. 30 through April 10, as follows:

  • $968.84 with Texas GOP Store of Huntsville for signs
  • $2877.62 with Professional Business Systems of Paris for campaign handouts and postage

 By Charles Richards, eParisExtra