Superior Court judge candidates Brian Amero and Mary House are continuing to dish out big bucks as the two look to replace retiring Superior Court Judge Hal Craig.
Since the race began Amero
and House have each spent nearly $40,000 according to their Oct. 25 campaign contribution reports.
House reported collecting $52,363 and spending $38,462, while Amero
collected $44,711 and spent $34,859.
"It's getting to be expensive," Amero
received 24.4 percent or 9,282 votes in the six person race on Nov. 7 and Mary House picked up 20.31 percent or 7,726 votes.
The runoff election between Amero
and House will be on Dec. 5.
had the second least amount of experience of the six candidates, he
felt the reason he
faired so well in the election was because of the type of experience he
"I have the criminal background and a care and concern for people, and that's why I was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police," he
, 40, has been practicing law for 12 years since graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law
in 1994.Part of his law career was spent serving as an assistant district attorney for Clayton County, where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases.Since 2004, Amero has worked for the law firm of Meadows and Macie.He
also spent six years representing companies including UPS
in civil litigation.
"Working with those type of companies has prepared me for the kind of big business that's coming to Henry County,' He
will spend the next few weeks meeting with the supporters
of the other candidates in the race.