The 30-day pre-election campaign finance reports for Wake school board candidates are trickling in.
Candidates who intend to spend more than $3,000 have to have their report postmarked by today. As of this morning, five reports were in at the Wake Board of Elections.
Between cash left over from the 2005 race and money raised during the campaign, Tart has collected $8,227.
The biggest chunk of new money for Tart is $4,000 from the PAC for the N.C. Home Builders. It's not too surprising considering that Tart is a builder and developer.
Tart also got $75 from school board member Patti Head.
Truitt, a retired Johnston County educator, has raised $10,670. She's getting a lot of money from business and community leaders in Garner who had backed Debra McHenry's unsuccessful run in 2005 and Amy White's successful bid in 2001.
For instance, Truitt has gotten money from Paul Capps, a leader of Advocates for Greater Garner, which has complained about the high percentage of low-income students in the town's schools.
Tart, who lives in Fuquay-Varina, has had challenges getting backing from Garner.
Lois Nixon still has the fundraising lead with $9,144. Her donors include retired Superintendent Bob Bridges, County Commissioner Stan Norwalk, school board member Beverley Clark, former school board member Tom Oxholm, former Raleigh Mayor Smedes York and a pair of former Wake PTA Council presidents in Diana Bader and Virginia Parker.
You can note a fairly close connection between Nixon's donors and members of the leadership boards of the Wake Education Partnership.
Debra Goldman has raised a lot less money at $2,128. Her donors include Pendleton and Cary Town Councilman Don Frantz.
Click here for Tart's report.
Click here for Truitt's report.
Click here for Prickett's report.
Click here for Nixon's report,
Click here for Goldman's report.