Pack raises half a million in Treasurer’s race

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV

With Riley Moore running for United States Congress, there’s an open seat at the desk of the State Treasurer. 

Larry Pack and Steven Schetrom, both Republicans, are the only candidates currently running for the seat. 

Schetrom is a financial advisor and county commissioner in Hardy County. He has raised $1,775, spent $200, and has $1,575 in the bank. 

Pack is an advisor to Gov. Justice who sold his business (health care facilities) last year. In the past two months, he raised $106,000, transferred $126,000 from a previous campaign account, and personally loaned his campaign $300,000. In total, that leaves him over $530,000 in the bank. 

Pack received maximum contributions of $2,800 from political figures including Jim and Kathy Justice, Bray Cary, Ben Salango, Steve Ruby, and Bill Cole. In addition, Kent Carper donated $1,000. The remainder of the donations came from lawyers, lobbyists, business leaders, and real estate executives. The full report can be found here.

The treasurer acts as the state’s banker and chief investment officer. Moore defeated long-time treasurer John Perdue in the 2020 election. Now, Pack appears to be in the lead to replace Moore.

This story is part of a series following the money behind political campaigns. Stay tuned for additional stories.

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