City candidates release financial disclosures

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day amassed $52,375 in campaign contributions for his re-election bid, an amount that is more than double his $24,910 election war chest in 2015, according to a recent financial report.

The lengthy list of donors to Day’s campaign reads like a who’s who of prominent Salisbury residents and businesses.

By comparison, Day’s opponent, Wayne King, reported he had raised $875 from seven donors.

Both mayoral candidates, as well as the 10 people running for five City Council seats, all filed campaign finance reports by the Oct. 29 deadline, which was seven days before the Nov. 5 election.

Day reported his campaign had spent $29,945.74 on election-related events, advertising and materials. He also reported $500 in in-kind donations: a stage and music for an event.

King’s campaign reported $5,252.29 had been on advertising and a rally at the Riverwalk Amphitheater.

In the District 1 race for City Council, incumbent Councilwoman April Jackson received $1,520 in contributions and had $827.11 in expenses

Jackson opponent Timothy Sheppard reported $830 in contributions, $600.70 in expenses, $539.82 in in-kind donations and had a $97.15 loan.

Mable E. Marshal, who also is running in District 1, reported she had raised less than $600, which does not require filing a financial report.

District 2 Councilman Muir Boda, who is running unopposed, raised $1,740 and reported $1,457.41 in expenses.

In District 3, incumbent Councilman Jack Heath reported $4,825 in contributions and $2,424.62 in expenses.

Heath’s opponent, Riley S. Smith, reported he had raised less than $600.

District 5 Councilwoman Angela Blake raised $1,745 and reported her campaign ad spent $759.66.

Blake’s opponent, Shawn Jester, reported $3,410 in contributions, $1,164.22 in expenses and $128.67 in in-kind contributions.

The reports can be viewed online at

All of the candidates are required to file their final campaign finance reports 45 days after the election on Dec. 20.

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