Sheriff candidates raise nearly 60K

May 14, 2014 • Local News

Barncastle leads, Graves distant


The four-way Republican primary for Chaves County sheriff is turning into an expensive proposition with three weeks to go before the June 3 primary, according to the candidates’ most recent campaign finance reports.

Pat Barncastle leads the pack in fundraising, having raised $21,556 in his bid to succeed Sheriff James “Rob” Coon, according to campaign finance reports that were due Monday with the New Mexico secretary of state’s office.

Britt Snyder was second in fundraising through May 5, the last day of the second primary reporting period. Snyder reported raising a total of $17,160 for the sheriff’s race.

Arthur Fleming was a close third, having raised $13,540 in his bid for sheriff.

Gary Graves was a distant fourth in fundraising. Graves reported receiving a total of $7,458 of contributions in his campaign for sheriff.

In total, the four candidates, all from Roswell, had raised $59,714 through May 5.

The candidates are to file their third primary reports by May 29, covering the period between May 6 and 27. Their fourth and final primary reports are due July 3, covering the reporting period from May 28 through June 28.

Following the June 3 primaries, there’s the general election in November.

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