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Jones' mayoral campaign
showing financial strength

By Chip Drago
Mobile Bay Times
Mobile County Commissioner Sam Jones' campaign to become Mobile's first black mayor continues to show financial strength, as evidenced by his campaign's final pre-election report.

Between the 45-day pre-election filing and the 5-10 day pre-election report, the Jones' campaign spent $155,584.85. He raised $78,520 during the period which, added to his opening balance of $184,569.20, left his campaign with a closing balance of $113,983.41.

Jones, an 18-year veteran of the Mo-
bile County Commission, seeks to
succeed four-term Mayor Mike Dow
at the helm of the city. He faces
opposition from City Councilman
John Peavy, former City Council-
woman Bess Rich and ex-state Sen.
Ann Bedsole.

The general election is set for Tues-
day, Aug. 23. Most polls show Jones
as the likely leading vote-getter, but
falling short of the 50+ percent needed
to avoid a run-off election on Sept. 13.

Among Jones' biggest contributors were:

Among the chief expenditures of the Jones' campaign for the period were:

Click here to view the complete details of the Jones' campaign's final pre-election financial disclosure.