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Three local candidates miss deadline
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Three candidates for county office missed Monday’s deadline to file reports of their pre-general election receipts and expenditures reports at the Barton County Clerk’s Office. But they’ll all get a second chance.
Those missing the deadline were Kevin Wondra, Buck Causey and Richard Unrein. Wondra, the Barton County treasurer, is seeking reelection and won the August Republican party. Causey ran for a county commission seat but lost in the primary to Don Davis; Unrein came in third in the Republican primary race for sheriff.
At 3 p.m. today, the deputy county clerk will let the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission know that the reports still have not been turned in. What happens next was not clear, as a call to the state office Tuesday was not immediately returned.
The reports show campaign contributions received and money spent between July 27 and Oct. 25.
Information from sheriff’s candidates Gregory Armstrong, the incumbent, who lost the primary but is now running as a write-in candidate, and Brian Bellendir, who won that primary race, was reported in Tuesday’s Tribune, and all reports can be viewed any time that the Barton County Clerk’s Office is open.
Information from other county candidates includes:
Homer Kruckenberg, running for the commissioner seat of Barton County District 2, started the period with $2,968.75 and received $750 in contributions. He spent $1,255.
Gayle Cell, who ran for treasurer, spent $193 and closed her account.
Pam Wornkey, who won the primary race for Register of Deeds, started the period with $122.87 cash. She also filed her termination report her account.
Don Davis, in his bid for Barton County Commission District 3, started with $192.69, received $100 in donations and spent $158.23.