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Allor, Stamas raise $70K in non-election year

ALPENA –The two lawmakers representing Northeast Michigan have raised a combined $70,350 so far this year, more than a year before they will appear on the ballot.

The third-quarter 2019 campaign finance disclosure reports released Friday show both state Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine, and state Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, have money in savings.

Campaign finance disclosure forms for local candidates were not immediately available. Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Alpena Municipal Council and, though the election isn’t until next year, the campaign for Alpena County sheriff between incumbent Steve Kieliszewski and challenger Terry King already is active.

Stamas’s campaign has $21,176 on-hand, according to the reports available online, while Allor’s campaign has $4,531. Neither Stamas or Allor are up for reelection this year, but will both be on the ballot next year.

Through the first three quarters of the year Allor’s largest contributors each have donated $1,000. Her biggest donors were:

∫ the Action Committee for Rural Electrification, which is the political action committee of the nation’s electric cooperatives and supports candidates who speak for and protect the interests of electric cooperatives and their member-owners, and

∫ the PAC for Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Overall all this year, Allor has raised $16,900 and spent $13,263.

Also notable in Allor’s filings: At the end of the quarter, her campaigned had $70,691 in debt, most of which is owed to Allor for personal loans she gave the committee, including $50,000 in 2015.

Stamas’s campaign began the third quarter with $18,217 on hand and received $6,150 in contributions in the third quarter. Overall, his committee has raised $53,450 entering the fourth quarter of the year.

Stamas’s largest donor is the Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, which gave $1,400 last quarter and a total of $2,400 so far this year.

The AM. Consulting Engineers Council contributed $1,000 this quarter and $1,200 year-to-date.

Stamas has spent $83,060 so far this year.

Stamas’s committee has no debt or obligations.

Steve Schulwitz can be reached at 989-358-5689 at sschulwitz@thealpenanews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ss_alpenanews.com.

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