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How did Roderick T Sawyer spend campaign funds in the third quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2018

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Democratic Roderick T Sawyer's election campaign committee, Friends of Roderick T Sawyer, spent $43,537 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Sawyer's committee spent the most on consulting in the quarter, with all those payments ($15,652) going to Progressive Solutions in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Sawyer's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting
$15,652
36%
Payroll
$8,895
20.4%
Rent
$3,010
6.9%
Utilities
$2,240
5.2%
Equipment - purchase
$1,784
4.1%
Civil penalties - late filing
$1,750
4%
Sponsorships
$1,600
3.7%
Taxes - federal and state
$1,526
3.5%
Cell phones
$1,211
2.8%
Golf outings
$972
2.2%
Donations
$950
2.2%
Taxes - federal
$713
1.6%
Payroll services
$631
1.5%
Computer software
$585
1.3%
Field work
$565
1.3%
Refund of contribution
$500
1.2%
Phone services
$271
0.6%
Advertising - text
$239
0.6%
Office maintenance
$160
0.4%
Office equipment
$153
0.4%
Payroll taxes
$125
0.3%

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
Progressive Solutions
2018-07-02
$12,652
Consulting
Chesterfield Awning Co.
2018-09-05
$1,784
Equipment - purchase
State Board of Elections
2018-09-27
$1,750
Civil penalties - late filing
Progressive Solutions
2018-08-01
$1,500
Consulting
Progressive Solutions
2018-09-06
$1,500
Consulting
Eastlake Management Group
2018-08-29
$1,010
Rent
Ditch the Weight and Guns
2018-07-02
$1,000
Sponsorships
Eastlake Management Group
2018-07-01
$1,000
Rent
Eastlake Management Group
2018-08-29
$1,000
Rent
Shedrick Sawyer
2018-09-28
$944
Payroll
Shedrick Sawyer
2018-09-13
$944
Payroll
Shedrick Sawyer
2018-07-03
$943
Payroll
Shedrick Sawyer
2018-07-31
$943
Payroll
Shedrick Sawyer
2018-08-17
$943
Payroll
Shedrick Sawyer
2018-08-30
$943
Payroll
Shedrick Sawyer
2018-07-13
$943
Payroll
House Club Tour, Inc
2018-07-02
$600
Sponsorships
Lansing Sport Shop
2018-07-20
$582
Golf outings
Comcast Cable
2018-08-14
$519
Utilities
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.
2018-09-10
$500
Refund of contribution
R. A. G. E.
2018-08-17
$500
Donations
Verizon Wireless
2018-07-16
$459
Cell phones
ComEd
2018-08-01
$417
Utilities
ComEd
2018-08-31
$401
Utilities
J&M Golf
2018-07-20
$389
Golf outings

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