SHER­IFF

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straight term, has con­tin­ued to sig­nif­i­cantly out­raise and out­spend his op­po­nent through­out this elec­tion cy­cle. In the past two months, Evans raised nearly $30,000 in con­tri­bu­tions, mostly from lo­cal com­pa­nies.

The big­gest donors of Evans’ cam­paign in the most re­cent re­port­ing pe­riod are Calvert Pools and Un­der­ground of Ch­e­sa­peake Beach, S.J. John­son Inc. of Sun­der­land, Scott Prop­er­ties LLC of Sil­ver Spring, SD Prop­er­ties LLC of Lusby, Stan­ley Con­crete LLC of An­napo­lis Junc­tion, Wine­gard­ner Buick GMC of Brandy­wine and Sheree Pouns­berry of Hunt­ing­town, each send­ing a check of $2,000.

Hawkins said the job of the sher­iff should be about what the cit­i­zens want, and 9,000 Calvert res­i­dents voted for a new sher­iff in June.

In the June pri­mary, Evans’ GOP chal­lengers Craig Kon­tra and Kin­sey Weems got 4,364 votes from Repub­li­can vot­ers, and Hawkins re­ceived 4,575 votes from Demo­cratic vot­ers. Evans won the Repub­li­can pri­mary with 4,684 votes.

“Large cor­po­ra­tions are pay­ing to keep him in power,” Hawkins said. “I’m not be­holden to any busi­nesses or cor­po­ra­tions.”

Evans said in a phone in­ter­view Mon­day that his record speaks for it­self.

“I treat ev­ery­body fairly,” he said. “I don’t see any­body dif­fer­ently just be­cause they gave me money.”

In the past two months, Evans mostly spent on fundrais­ing events, spon­sor­ships and me­dia ad­ver­tise­ments, in­clud­ing ads in The Calvert Recorder.

In July, Evans was quoted in a Wash­ing­ton Post ar­ti­cle say­ing the man who rented out space on a bill­board known in re­cent months for dis­play­ing con­tro­ver­sial po­lit­i­cally charged con­tent along Route 4 in Hunt­ing­town gave him the space as an in-kind con­tri­bu­tion dur­ing the Repub­li­can pri­mary. An in-kind con­tri­bu­tion is a non-mon­e­tary con­tri­bu­tion given to a po­lit­i­cal com­mit­tee and is re­quired to be doc­u­mented. The space for the sign as an in-kind con­tri­bu­tion for Evans’ re-elec­tion cam­paign, how­ever, was not re­ported in the sher­iff’s cam­paign fi­nance re­ports in June and Au­gust. In an amended Au­gust re­port filed in Septem­ber, Evans’ cam­paign re­ported an in-kind con­tri­bu­tion for the bill­board worth $500 from SD Prop­er­ties LLC of Lusby, which is owned by Ray­mond Glas­gow, ac­cord­ing to the state.

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