Campaign finance reports indicate the incumbent candidate for Oklahoma County District 2 Commissioner raised nearly six times the amount of money as his challenger, most of it from small donors.
Spending was less significant in the county court clerk's race, but in both races campaign expenditures paralleled the final vote tally.
Brian Maughan, who won a second term in county office in the Republican primary June 26, raised $131,217 during his campaign, including $8,250 from Republican political action committees, according to a campaign contributions and expenditures report filed with Oklahoma Ethics Commission.
His opponent, Harrah business owner Gordon Jeney, raised $21,658 in the campaign, all of which came from individuals, according to the report.
It only took half of Maughan's war chest, however, for him to garner three times the votes Jeney did. Final vote was 5,562-1,865, with Maughan winning all but two precincts.
Among the most substantial committee donations accepted by Maughan in his re-election campaign were $2,500 from Thoroughbred PAC and $2,000 each from Energy for Oklahomans PAC and Realtors PAC of Oklahoma.
A total of 147 individual donations of more than $50 were made to Maughan's campaign, compared to 104 to Jeney's campaign. For Maughan, 75 percent of individual donations were for $50 or less; for Jeney, that figure was 27 percent.
Seven individuals, plus the Chickasaw Nation, donated $5,000 each to Maughan's campaign. Individuals included Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City; Gene Downing of Downing Wellhead Equipment; Erin McKinney of Moore-based McKinney Construction; former state Rep. Charles Gray; Oklahoma City philanthropist Josephine Freede; and Al Mertens, former chair of the Oklahoma County Republican Party.
An additional 21 individuals donated $1,000 or more to Maughan's campaign.
The most generous donations to Jeney's campaign came from Rick Nossaman, president of Cher Oil Co., who gave $2,000; and from Danny and Pam Boyle, owners of Country Boy Store, who donated $1,000 on two occasions.
The father-son team that runs Matherly Mechanical Contractors, Dale and Jacob Matherly, together donated $1,500 to Jeney's campaign.
Maughan spent $71,671.27 on his re-election campaign compared to Jeney's $9,693. Maughan has $61,613 remaining in his fund compared to $11,965 for Jeney.
Court clerk's race
Results of the Republican primary for the Oklahoma County court clerk's race also paralleled contribution and spending trends by the two leading candidates.
Tim Rhodes, the county's chief deputy court clerk, raised $39,508.35 for his campaign compared to $41,749.17 raised by his most successful opponent, state Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City.
The two individually raised more than their three remaining opponents in the race, who brought in a total of $26,402.06.
Finance reports indicate Key was able to raise much more than Rhodes from a smaller pool of individual donors. All but $189.17 of Key's receipts were from individuals, whereas 63 percent of Rhodes' receipts came in the form of personal loans to himself and in-kind and other contributions.
A total of 82 individual donations of more than $50 were made to Rhodes' campaign, compared to 23 for Key's. Of individual donations to Rhodes' campaign, 22 percent were for $50 or less; for Key, that number was 71 percent.
Key received seven individual donations of $5,000 and seven of $1,000 or more; top contributions to the Rhodes campaign were two donations of $1,000 apiece.
Rhodes spent $18,375.12 on the primary campaign and has $18,522.23 remaining. Key spent $25,060.17 and has $16,689 left.
Rhodes and Key, who led the pack of five at last month's primary with 40 percent and 36 percent of the vote, respectively, continue to campaign for a runoff election Aug. 28.