State posts campaign finance disclosure data
As the Sept. 13 Republican primary approaches, the New York State Board of Elections requires that candidates disclose contributions and spending 32 days in advance — covering the first 11 days of August. Candidates also filed finance reports in July.
In July, the Burke campaign collected $8,575 from 28 donors in Livingston, Monroe, Erie and Orleans counties — as well as one from Washington, D.C. In August, the campaign has collected $1,259 so far from five individuals in Avon, Lakeville, Dansville, Livonia and Pittsford. The Avon-based company Star Headlight also contributed $500 to the campaign.
All of the committee’s 12 vendors so far were from Livingston County — except two from Prattsburgh and Rochester.
“Friends of Bill Nojay,” the committee supporting assembly candidate Nojay of Pittsford, has received $25,000 of Nojay’s own money — and $2,452.12 in out-of-pocket expenses. This is in addition to $25,000 paid by the candidate in July.
Two individuals — from Penfield and New York City — have donated $400. In July, Nojay’s committee received $100 from a Rochester organization named ScopePAC.
The committee’s $21,897.71 in expenses in August have included airfare, graphic design services, campaign apparel, lawn signs, parade candy, mailings, gas and mileage. July expenses included $9,001,79 for polling data, website development, gas and mileage. It also included $2,254 to an individual to collect petition signatures.
Two of the committee’s 10 vendors in August are from Livingston County — the fair committees at Hemlock and Caledonia for booth space. Two are from out-of-state: $4,150 for lawn signs to a Bethesda, Md. company and $1,774.45 to VictoryStore.com, a campaign materials website based in Davenport, Ia. The rest are from Rochester, Pittsford and Wayland.
None of the Nojay committee’s vendors in July were from Livingston County.
Democratic Assembly Candidate Randy Weaver of Hornell filed a “No Activity” report with the state Board of Elections in July. The 32-day primary report is not posted as Weaver is not a contested candidate in a primary election.
Eric Schiener, the candidate endorsed by the Livingston County Republican party and nominated by the Law and Justice Party, reported spending $7,174.40 of his own money in July and $2,557.90 so far in August. Donors in July include $1,000 from family and $5,316 from 19 individuals and partnerships from Livongston, Monroe, Wyoming and Ontario counties and 10 from out-of-state.
He also received $400 together from from the Livonia Republican Committee and the LCCOPS.
In August, Schiener received $7,222 from 35 individuals and partnerships from Livingston, Monroe, Wyoming and Erie Counties, as well as three from out-of-state. Two local companies, Cottone Auctions and Appraisals of Geneseo and Smith Lumber of Lakeville, have together contributed $300.
Schiener’s $9,174.10 in July expenses and $5,768.11 in August expenses have included campaign materials, lawn signs, t-shirts, website design, charity sponsorships, office supplies, and stamps. All Schieners vendors are from Livingston County except for Facebook and Paypal expenses and pens bought from a Phoenix, Ariz. company called Ink Spot.
The Steve Sessler for District Attorney committee supporting the Conservative Party candidate from Livonia who is also on the ballot in the Republican primary. The committee reported $6,908 in donations from 31 individuals and partnerships in July and $1,500 in donations so far in August. This amount includes $210 from the candidate, plus “loans” from Sessler in the amount of $2,178.90 in July and $3,459.92 in August.
Sessler’s committee showed “transfers out” of $175 to the Republican parties of Livonia and Caledonia in July.
In July, the committee paid $8,384.38 in campaign materials, stamps and mail services, flowers, printing, office supplies and social media marketing. Of 39 vendors, all were from Livingston County — except a $60 contribution to Sean Hanna’s State Senate campaign, $1,258.40 to Holy Shirt of Syracuse, $300 unspecified payment to Greater Tater LLC of Wayland, a $50.99 payment to the Oriental Trading Company of Omaha, Neb., a company that sells novelties and party favors, and $95 for a seminar at the New York State Bar Association in Albany. Several charges of $60 or less were listed as “unitemized.”
So far in August, Sessler has spent $2,826.84. on office supplies, printing, t-shirts, and online marketing. All vendors are from Livingston County except Holy Shirt from Syracuse and the Oriental Trading Company of Omaha, Neb.
You can search for and view full Campaign Finance Disclosure reports at this link.