Holly Smith leads local candidates in campaign contributions

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Sep 21, 2011 - 03:53 PM

Holly Smith, Republican nominee for Gloucester Commonwealth’s Attorney, currently has the largest balance of any local office seeker in her campaign coffers, according to the latest financial statements filed with the Gloucester County Registrar’s office.

According to the latest paperwork, which was to be filed last Thursday, her balance is $9,420.42.

A recent contribution to Smith’s campaign includes Kevin Rowe of Gloucester ($500). Smith’s opponent, Conrad Bareford, recently filed and is currently showing $100 in his campaign account.

In the race for sheriff, Republican nominee Larry Rilee has the highest balance in his campaign account. He has $3,838.72 in his coffers, including a $200 contribution from Buddy Rilee, his cousin, who is also chair of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors. He received a $500 donation from Gloucester Civil Process, a $250 donation from D. Keith Nuttall Landscaping and a $200 donation from Ida Groover of Hayes during the latest reporting period.