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How did John OMeara spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

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By West Cook News | Apr 7, 2018

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Democratic John OMeara's election campaign committee, Citizens to Elect Judge O'Meara, spent $30,712 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

OMeara's committee spent the most on legal fees in the quarter, with all those payments ($5,993) going to Law Offices of James P. Nally, P.C. in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how OMeara's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Legal fees
$5,993
19.5%
Billboard expenses
$4,349
14.2%
Television advertising
$3,526
11.5%
Brochures
$3,032
9.9%
Election day pollwatcher expenses
$3,000
9.8%
Campaign work
$3,000
9.8%
Lawn signs
$2,465
8%
Fund raising (food)
$2,024
6.6%
Website design
$1,443
4.7%
Sponsorships
$1,000
3.3%
Election day workers
$600
2%
Signs
$278
0.9%

Table 2 below shows the top 15 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the first quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Law Offices of James P. Nally, P.C.
2018-02-17
$5,993
Legal fees
Comcast Spotlight
2018-03-05
$3,526
Television advertising
Breaker Press
2018-03-05
$3,032
Brochures
John Campinose
2018-03-02
$3,000
Election day pollwatcher expenses
John Campinose
2018-03-07
$3,000
Campaign work
Lamar Advertising Company
2018-02-02
$2,749
Billboard expenses
AC Signs
2018-03-01
$2,465
Lawn signs
Petterino's
2018-01-25
$1,649
Fund raising (food)
Matthew Buckland
2018-03-30
$1,443
Website design
South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
2018-02-16
$1,000
Sponsorships
BRT Outdoor LLc
2018-03-06
$800
Billboard expenses
BRT Outdoor LLc
2018-01-29
$800
Billboard expenses
John Campinose
2018-02-25
$600
Election day workers
Petterino's
2018-01-12
$375
Fund raising (food)
Signs
2018-02-06
$278
Signs

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