Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Local News

May 1, 2012

Judge’s race tops spending

Primary candidates report campaign totals

Normally, there is little money spent in a campaign for a local judgeship.

But for the upcoming primary in Howard County, incumbent George Hopkins and challenger Hans Pate are turning up the heat.

Collectively, they have spent $14,768 in the race for the GOP nomination for Superior Court 4 judge.

Hopkins started the reporting period, which ended on April 20, with $884 on hand and raised $6,568 for the first four months of 2012. He reported spending $6,195 for the period, leaving $1,257 for the final two weeks of the campaign.

Pate reported raising $8,719, of which was $2,000 he provided the campaign, and spending a total of $8,573. Pate’s campaign showed a balance of $146.

The second most expensive primary contest is for the Republican Party’s nomination for the District 3 seat on the Howard County Board of Commissioners between Brad Bagwell and Brad Bray.

Bray’s campaign reported contributions of $7,639 and expenditures of $7,033 for the first four months of the year. Bray’s committee showed it has a debt of $6,099. Bray’s campaign showed a balance of $606.

Bagwell’s started the year with a cash balance of $552 and reported contributions of $2,366. The campaign has spent $2,410 and has a balance of $508. Bagwell received a $500 contribution from State Sen. Jim Buck and $150 from Scott Kern, the party’s 2011 mayoral candidate.



In the race for the auditor’s nomination in the Republican Party primary, Martha Lake and Konny Zurcher have spent a total of $8,849 on their respective campaigns.

Zurcher’s committee reported contributions of $4,800 through April 20 and expenditures of $3,311. The campaign had a balance of $1,489 for the final weeks of the campaign.

Zurcher has spent $1,714 on her campaign and received a $500 donation from the campaign committee of former State Rep. John Smith.

Lake’s committee started the year with a cash balance of $1,023 and reported contributions of $5,033. The campaign has spent $5,538 and had $518 remaining. Lake has provided $1,676 for her campaign.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Flooded area - E Murden 01 Jaimz family seeks closure after losing everything Ashley Jaimz and her sister, Amanda Urbina, took a drive through the Cedar Crest neighborhood the other day to view how residents were faring in the wake of a Nov. 17 tornado. The drive was intended to provide some closure to Jaimz, who is still stru

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - FEMA 03 Kokomo resident whose basement collapsed during flood repairs own home Walter Raderstorf can still remember sitting in his living room inside his home on West Park Avenue, realizing he had escaped a brush with death. “I was in the basement carrying stuff up and I came in here and sat down,” he said. “It wasn’t 30 second

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Late Kokomo teacher dedicates estate to foundation Longtime Kokomo School Corp. teacher Holly Kirkpatrick will continue to have a positive impact on students thanks to a $38,000 donation from her estate to the Kokomo Public Schools Education Foundation. Kirkpatrick died in November 2012 after teachin

    April 20, 2014

  • flood anniversary Thomas family ready to move on after flood In the Thomas household, few things take precedent over baseball. You’d be hard-pressed to find a couple more dedicated to youth baseball in Kokomo — or anywhere else for that matter — than Michael and Lashanda Thomas, who have passed that love of th

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - Lutz obit pic James R. Lutz James R. Lutz, 72, Kokomo, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born Sept. 8, 1941, in Elizabethtown, Ky., to John and Stella (Cartwright) Lutz. In 1961, he married Shirley L. (Mi

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • EasterEgg hunt 10 'Controlled chaos' at city's Easter egg hunt With buckets and Easter baskets in hand, hundreds of kids 10 years old and younger packed Kokomo's Northwest Park Saturday to see who could grab up the most Easter eggs. Organizers split the kids up in three age groups, 0 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10, wi

    April 20, 2014 4 Photos

  • NWS-FloodFollowDay2-15.jpg April flood brought people together to bail out community

    [Editor’s note: On April 19, 2013, a record flood hit Howard and Tipton counties. Today, we look at some of the financial aspects of the flood. In Sunday’s edition, look for stories about people who were affected, what has changed in the floodplains and how the communities are moving forward.]

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-KT041914-TwoinjuredinMiamiCocrash-CLG-pic.jpeg Two injured in Miami County crash

    PERU — Two people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Ind. 19.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Farmer loses seat belt fight on appeal

    Denver-area farmer Thomas Fox doesn’t like to wear his seat belt.
    But after his lengthy fight with the Indiana courts over a seat belt violation, Fox may be rethinking his stance.

    April 19, 2014

  • NSC establishes number of transfers

    Northwestern School Corp. has decided how many transfer students the district can accept next school year in compliance with the state's relatively new open enrollment law. This is the first time Northwestern has announced vacancies at each grade lev

    April 19, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.