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How did Deb Mell spend campaign funds in the second quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 7, 2018

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Democratic Deb Mell's election campaign committee, Citizens for Deb Mell, spent $20,618 in the second quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Mell's committee spent the most on consulting in the quarter, with all those payments ($8,887) going to Katelynd Duncan in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Mell's committee spent its money in the second quarter.

Table 1: Second-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting
$8,887
43.1%
Hall rental for raising funds
$1,948
9.5%
Donations
$1,725
8.4%
Reimbursements
$1,600
7.8%
Telephones
$988
4.8%
Bank charges
$940
4.6%
Equipment - purchase
$657
3.2%
Late filing
$639
3.1%
Food
$564
2.7%
Treasurer
$500
2.4%
T-shirts
$336
1.6%
Website expenses
$300
1.5%
Staff notary
$236
1.1%
Promotional items
$229
1.1%
Equipment rental
$229
1.1%
Email services
$223
1.1%
Internet access
$208
1%
Transportation
$180
0.9%
Emailing services
$111
0.5%
Promotional items and food
$100
0.5%
Office supplies
$8
< 0.1%
Notary
$5
< 0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the second quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Katelynd Duncan
2018-04-09
$8,887
Consulting
Quartino Ristorante
2018-06-25
$1,948
Hall rental for raising funds
Novak Construction
2018-06-06
$1,600
Reimbursements
ActBlue
2018-06-30
$940
Bank charges
Abt Electronics
2018-06-21
$657
Equipment - purchase
Horner Park Advisory Council
2018-04-04
$500
Donations
Gina Munoz
2018-04-16
$500
Treasurer
State Board of Elections
2018-04-06
$383
Late filing
Cocina TARASCAS Mexican Restaurant
2018-06-25
$338
Food
Resilient Art
2018-06-21
$336
T-shirts
Vonage Corporate Headquarters
2018-04-16
$329
Telephones
Vonage Corporate Headquarters
2018-05-15
$329
Telephones
Vonage Corporate Headquarters
2018-06-15
$329
Telephones
Communities United
2018-06-08
$300
Donations
State Board of Elections
2018-06-25
$255
Late filing
Chicago Votes
2018-05-25
$250
Donations
Friends of Kevin Morrison
2018-06-28
$250
Donations
Ignatia Foundation
2018-04-10
$250
Donations
Doolin's
2018-06-25
$229
Promotional items
Jump Guy
2018-06-18
$229
Equipment rental
E-Page City
2018-04-05
$200
Website expenses
At&t
2018-06-08
$121
Internet access
National Notary Association
2018-04-06
$118
Staff notary
National Notary Association
2018-04-06
$118
Staff notary
Constant Contact
2018-04-16
$111
Email services

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