FARMINGTON — Terry R. Spencer’s financial disclosure report from his primary campaign will be a few days late, but the unsuccessful Davis County Commission candidate says it will not be a few dollars short.
The Davis County Clerk/Auditor’s Office recently revealed that it had not yet received Spencer’s financial disclosure report. Spencer, a former state senator, was defeated in his challenge of Davis County Commissioner John Petroff Jr. in the June 26 GOP primary.
“It is late. I won’t have it until Monday,” Spencer said of the report that was due to the county on Thursday.
Filing late is an infraction of state election code, but there is no fee or penalty assessed unless otherwise pursued by the respective election body, officials say.
Spencer, a Syracuse attorney, is waiting on two receipts before filing his report.
But in giving an indication of what his financial disclosure report is going to reveal, Spencer said he received a $200 campaign contribution. The rest of his campaign expenses, which he expects to total about $15,000, came from out-of-pocket, he said. That money was used to buy signs and pay for mailings.
“I did this on my dime and my time,” said Spencer, who intends to run again for the Davis County Commission in 2014.
“I am not going away,” said Spencer, who received about 43 percent of the ballots cast in his challenge.
Petroff, seeking a second four-year term, will face Democrat Steve Andersen in the Nov. 6 general election. Petroff, in advancing to the general election, is not required by state statute to file a campaign financial disclosure report with the county until Oct. 30, seven days before the election, county officials said.
Meanwhile, county election officials await Spencer’s report, which was due to their office in the Memorial Davis County Courthouse in Farmington 30 days after the June 26 primary.
There is no grace period for the filing, said County Election Coordinator Pat Beckstead.
In another Davis County primary race, Rep. Stephen G. Handy, R-Layton, spent $11,921 to fend off Republican challenger Chris Crowder in the House District 16 contest.
The biggest contributor to the Handy campaign was the Utah Association of Realtors, which gave the former Layton city councilman a $2,000 donation. Also, Handy’s 90-year-old father, George B. Handy, provided two separate $1,000 donations.
Handy also received $500 donations from: the Conservative Caucus PAC; state Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton; state Rep. Brad Dee, R-South Ogden; and the Utah Bankers Association State PAC, according to disclosure statements he filed with the lieutenant governor’s office.
“I thought it was a pretty broad-based financial support,” said Handy, who captured about 65 percent of the primary vote.
Handy will face Democrat Douglas Sill and Libertarian Party candidate Kevin Bryan in the general election.
Crowder, who received and spent $9,814.95 on his primary campaign, contributed $3,000 to his own campaign, while two friends and Cross Canyon Arms of Ogden each made a $1,000 contribution.
Most of his campaign expenses centered around buying yard signs and sending political mailings, Crowder said.