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How did Michele Smith spend campaign funds in the third quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2017

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Democratic Michele Smith's election campaign committee, Friends of Michele Smith, spent $50,922 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Smith's committee spent the most on manage donor contact and research, plan events in the quarter, with all those payments ($14,500) going to Andrew Peters in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Smith's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Manage donor contact and research, plan events
$14,500
28.5%
Contribution refund
$10,000
19.6%
Consulting
$9,000
17.7%
Payroll
$4,960
9.7%
Tech services
$2,970
5.8%
Payroll taxes
$2,669
5.2%
Returned contributions
$2,500
4.9%
Real estate taxes
$2,230
4.4%
Cc processing fees
$595
1.2%
Design services
$365
0.7%
Contributions
$325
0.6%
Payroll processing fees
$252
0.5%
Membership dues
$250
0.5%
Permit
$125
0.3%
Inspection fee
$120
0.2%
Credit card processing fees
$59
0.1%

Table 2 below shows the top 25 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the third quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Andrew Peters
2017-07-17
$14,500
Manage donor contact and research, plan events
KNI Inc
2017-07-26
$3,000
Consulting
KNI Inc
2017-08-23
$3,000
Consulting
KNI Inc
2017-08-24
$3,000
Consulting
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
2017-07-21
$2,500
Returned contributions
Intro Chicago
2017-07-21
$2,500
Contribution refund
Mon Ami Gabi
2017-07-21
$2,500
Contribution refund
Oyster Bah
2017-07-21
$2,500
Contribution refund
Summer House Santa Monica
2017-07-21
$2,500
Contribution refund
Caron Thomas
2017-07-31
$1,298
Payroll
Caron Thomas
2017-08-31
$1,298
Payroll
Caron Thomas
2017-09-29
$1,298
Payroll
NGP Software
2017-08-01
$960
Tech services
Adam J. Velarde
2017-07-25
$743
Real estate taxes
Adam J. Velarde
2017-08-25
$743
Real estate taxes
Adam J. Velarde
2017-09-25
$743
Real estate taxes
Department of the Treasury
2017-07-31
$637
Payroll taxes
Department of the Treasury
2017-08-31
$637
Payroll taxes
Department of the Treasury
2017-09-29
$637
Payroll taxes
Sage Payment Solutions
2017-09-05
$556
Cc processing fees
Propel Graphic Design
2017-08-23
$365
Design services
Mary Stich-Marcus
2017-07-31
$354
Payroll
Mary Stich-Marcus
2017-08-31
$354
Payroll
Mary Stich-Marcus
2017-09-29
$354
Payroll
Gold Coast Neighbors Association
2017-07-21
$325
Contributions

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