Robinson raises 3 times as much cash as McLemore in sheriff’s race


Incumbent Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson has raised more than three times as much money as his challenger, according to campaign contribution and expenditure reports filed in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office Tuesday.

The two will face each other in Tuesday’s general election.

The report showed that Robinson, a Democrat, has received $50,612.91 in contributions, including $21,261.66 that he received prior to the Democratic primary where he was unopposed. He has spent $38,479.24 and had a balance of $12,133.67.

Independent candidate Roger McLemore began his campaign with $1,399.47 in the bank, and has received contributions totaling $14,082.92. He has spent $14,497.09 and has a balance of $1,623.53. McLemore also loaned his campaign a total of $1,737.43.

Contributors to Robinson’s campaign and the amounts they contributed were as follows:

$1,500

Jefferson County Democratic Committee

$1,000

Anderson Electric of Pine Bluff

ARPAC

Robinson, Zarkzewski PA

Sissy’s Log Cabin

$500

Bob Abbott

Charles Anderson

Brown Funeral Home

O.C. Cannon Jr.

Jimmie McKissack Investments

Mark G. Robinson

$300

Mrs. J.L. Wilson

$250

Jesse Briggs

$200

Arkansas Farm Equipment

Cassandra McFadden

$100

W.C. Bridgforth

Stephen Broughton

J. McBeth

Robert Rayford

Walter Simpson

Peter Smykla Jr.

Contributors to McLemore and the amount they contributed:

$6,360

Raised during a barbeque fundraiser at Harbor Oaks. No individual names were listed as contributors.

$880

Raised through raffle ticket sales at Gunslinger Gun store. No individual names were listed as contributors.

$500

Sue Deneke

$350

Raised through a barbeque lunch at Snack n Shop at White Hall. No individual names were listed as contributors.

$300

Animal Hospital on Olive

$250

Tom Lively

Tracy Phillips, M.D.

$200

Joe Scott

$150

Milton Hughes

Jan Dewoody Scussel

Dixie Aero Service

Kenneth Robinson

$100

Thomas McLemore

Robert Dill

Barbara Fels

Joe Richmond

Stone Timber Co.

Quam Inc.

$75

W. Rayburn Holloway