Shelby County Schools board candidates in districts 5 and 6 are not spending much money, according to financial disclosure forms recently posted by the Shelby County Election Commission.
David Winston and Scott McCormick in District 5 and Jimmy Warren in District 6 claim that they’re spending less than $1,000 on their campaigns, which means they don’t have to declare where their money has come from or is going.
Warren’s opponent, Shante Avant, has raised more than $19,000 and spent money on everything from t-shits to signs and a website.
Candidates in other districts have raised more than $20,000 and spent money on everything from office rentals to poll workers.
Financial disclosures are still not available for Miska Bibbs, who is running unopposed in District 7, or Teddy King, who is running against Anthony Lockhart and Stephanie Love in District 3. The Shelby County Election Commission has been backed up during this election and unable to upload every candidates’ financial disclosures.
This year’s school board race will likely upend almost the entire board with seven of the nine seats up for grabs. Name recognition will likely determine the winners of each race. The election day is Aug. 7. Early voting began July 18.