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Bruchey, Holtzman raised most money

March 05, 2009|By DAN DEARTH

HAGERSTOWN -- The campaigns of Hagerstown Republican mayoral candidates Robert E. Bruchey II and Ann Holtzman have raised the most money leading to Tuesday's primary election.

Holtzman raised $7,050 for her campaign, according to campaign finance reports from the Washington County Board of Elections. Bruchey, who is the incumbent, raised $3,760.

Nearly 30 donors have contributed to Bruchey's campaign. Among them are former state legislator Paul Muldowney ($300), Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr ($250) and Robert L. Everhart, chairman of the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County ($50).

All but $50 of the money listed by Holtzman is her own, according to documents.

The candidates running for mayor and city council are required to file a campaign finance report if they raise more than $1,000, or sign an affidavit saying their campaigns will not raise more than $1,000, said Dorothy Kaetzel, director of the Washington County Board of Elections.

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Finance reports for the primary election were due Feb. 27. Candidates will be required to file their post-election reports June 9.

Campaign money that is not used must be given to a charity or charities, Kaetzel said.

A third Republican mayoral candidate, Jonathan R. Burrs, reported raising $441.96.

The campaign of Democratic mayoral candidate David S. Gysberts reported a $200 campaign balance.

The campaigns of only five of the 14 candidates running for city council have filed finance reports.

Republican Patrick N. Crist leads the pack with $1,250, followed by Democrats Joseph A. Marschner ($1,069), R. Noel Brady ($650), William M. Breichner ($150) and Kelly S. Cromer ($60).

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