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.