Pre-election campaign spending reports filed with the Franklin County Board of Elections identify Greg McCarty as the top spender in the Nov. 3 South-Western City Schools board of education race.

Pre-election campaign spending reports filed with the Franklin County Board of Elections identify Greg McCarty as the top spender in the Nov. 3 South-Western City Schools board of education race.

McCarty received 7,505 votes, or 9.59 percent, the lowest of all candidates whose names appeared on the ballot.

According to a pre-general election campaign finance report filed by Citizens with McCarty, the incumbent amassed $5,414 in campaign contributions and spent $4,925 by Oct. 14.

Next in the spending line was Ed Palmer. According to his report, he spent $2,259 by Oct. 14. His campaign group received $5,295 by that time.

Karen Dover spent $2,498. Contributions to her campaign totaled $2,700 by Oct. 14.

Adam Slane spent $2,209 of the $2,810 in contributions he received in the pre-election time frame.

Rob Starrett spent $891.78 of the $1,015 his campaign received.

Cathy Johnson spent $160 of $3,045.

Jo Ellen Myers and write-in candidate Sandi Davis filed waivers and are exempted from filing campaign finance reports because they intend to spend less than $2,000 by Dec. 31, said board of elections spokesman Ben Piscitelli.

Pre-election finance reports were due to the board of elections by Oct. 22. Post-election reports will be due Dec. 11.

From most votes to least on Nov. 3, election results were Dover, Myers, Johnson, Palmer, Starrett, Slane, McCarty and Davis.

Dover, Myers and Johnson won seats. Their terms will begin Jan. 1.

Campaign contributions to all candidates who filed pre-election reports came mostly in the form of individual checks in the amount of $25, $50 or $100.

Many of the campaign expenses went to postage, envelopes, signs, T-shirts and newspaper advertisements.