Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith kept up his solid fundraising pace from last year going into 2014. His most recent numbers detail campaign finances from April 1 through May 5.
The Democratic candidate brought forward $114,319 and raised a total of $37,937 this time around. Several unions showed their support through his campaign in donations. IBEW PAC gave a total of $1,500, topping the list of group donations. Sheet Metal Workers 44, Boilermakers Local and Sheet Metal Workers 19 each gave $500.
Smith’s biggest donation, interestingly, came all the way from Albert Lord of Naples, FL, to the tune of $15,000.
His campaign expenses were quite typical, totaling $18,188. A Westmoreland Club event took $2,668 while most of the rest went toward payroll.
Smith is currently left with $164,067 cash on hand.
While he may not have the same name recognition as opponents Senator Mike Stack and Rep. Mark Critz, Smith is still able to hold his own in terms of smaller contributions in the face of the big dogs and will be running a commercial in the last week of the primary race.
Along with Stack and Critz, Smith faces Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski and State Rep. Brendan Neuman in the lieutenant gubernatorial Democratic primary.