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June 27, 2013

Gabriel top spender in primary

NEW CASTLE —

George J. Gabriel was the top spender among all Lawrence County candidates in last month’s primary election.

In a report filed at the courthouse, Gabriel reported expenses of $6,920.49 in his campaign for the New Castle Area School Board. He reported $7,000 in contributions, all of it his money.

The former New Castle schools superintendent won both Republican and Democratic nominations.

The deadline for candidates to file post–election financial reports was June 20. The reports covered the period from May 7 through June 10.

Mark Panella, who also won both party nominations for the school board, reported contributions of $4,800 — his money — and spending of $4,622.27.

Steve Fornataro, who won a Democratic nomination for the board, had contributions of $1,920 — his money — and expenses of $1,742.10.

Board member Marilyn Berkely, winner of both party nominations, spent $300, all her money, for the last reporting period. In the previous reporting period, she filed an affidavit saying her expenses or receipts did not exceed $250.

Anna Pascarella reported spending and contributions of $1,644.53, all her money. Pascarella, a school board member, failed to gain a spot on the November ballot.

Other school board candidates did not file reports either because they signed waivers stating they did not intend to spend or receive more than $250 during the reporting period or they filed affidavits stating the same.

In the race for New Castle City Council, incumbent Thomas Smith, a Democrat spent $5,132.65. His contributions totaled $5,196.98, all of it during the previous reporting period. Smith failed to win a Democratic nomination for either the four- or two-year term.

Council president MaryAnne Gavrile, who also lost a bid for both Democratic nominations, had expenses and contributions of $1,958.86, all her money.

Tim Fulkerson, who won a Democratic nomination for a four-year term on council, reported spending and contributions of $1,620.30. He also reported receiving $200 worth of in-kind contributions from fellow Democratic council candidate James Lombardo.

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