Echols attracts most money in race for DA
Rogers Echols led his two opponents in total campaign contributions in the race for Durham County District Attorney during the first part of this year, according to reports filed with the N.C. Board of Elections.
Campaign receipts from Jan. 1 to April 19 totaled $26,691, of which $15,891 came from Echols. His largest contributor was Interim Durham County District Attorney Leon Stanback, with $700.
Other donors include:
- Durham attorney Robert Nauseef, $500.
- Restaurant operator Josephine Finazzo, $500.
- Durham attorney Ralph Frasier, $500.
- Thomas D. Kimble, professor at Howard University, $400.
- Amandeep Sandhu, a Durham physician, $500.
- Lawrence Campbell with the Durham County Public Defender’s Office, $500.
- Katherine Shelburne, psychologist with the Durham Public Schools, $250.
- Durham attorney Karen Bethea-Shields, $75.
- State Sen. Floyd McKissick, $200.
- Conrad Pridgen, presiding elder with the Western District AME Church in Whitsett, N.C., $100.
- Charlotte Holmes, administrator with Alamance-Burlington Public Schools, $50.
- Donald Holman of Mebane, pastor at Dickerson Chapel AME Church, $150.
- Sandra Pleasant, owner of Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farms in Roxboro, $50.
Meanwhile, challenger Brian Aus reported contributions of $8,801. Donors include:
- Durham Bail Bond Alliance, $250.
- Lawrence Campbell with the Durham Public Defender’s Office, $500.
- Jazz club owner Samuel Sellers of Durham, $375.
- Jazz club owner Audrey Sellers of Durham, $375.
- Bail bondsman Lonnie Hammond of Durham, $250.
- Environmental scientist Tadeusz Kleindienst of Rougemont, $100.
- Retiree Lucia Powe of Chapel Hill, $200.
- Financial adviser Steve Guidry of Durham, $100.
- Former N.C. Secretary of State Rufus Edmisten of Raleigh, $100.
- Clothing store manager Estelle Gooch of Durham, $100.
- Attorney Edwin Gooch III of Durham, $100.
- Retiree Edwin Gooch Jr. of Durham, $100.
- Attorney John Bugg of Durham, $200.
- Attorney Tom Eagen of Durham, $125.
- Attorney Beth Eagan of Durham, $125.
- Attorney Jim Arges of Durham, $100.
- Attorney Janet Wales Brown of Durham, $100.
Generating the fewest dollars was contender Mitchell Garrell, at $4,220.
- Lawrence Campbell of the Durham Public Defender’s Office, $500.
- Attorney Joseph Wilson of Durham, $500.
- Andrea Robins of Bronx, N.Y., retail manager at Saks Fifth Avenue, $218.
- Attorney Jimmy Sharpe of Durham, $300.
- Former Durham County District Attorney Michael Nifong, $100.
- Teacher Deborah Olsen of Bronx, N.Y., $100.
- Attorney Sarah Castaner of Austin, Texas, $100.
- Attorney Randall Stroud of Raleigh, $250.
- Attorney Edward Embree of Research Triangle Park, $100.