Fundraising Close In County Commission District 7; Ladd Outspending Mackey

Friday, April 11, 2014

There is not a wide disparity in money collected by three Republican candidates in a hotly contested District 7 County Commission race.

Sabrena Turner reported $3,540 for the latest reporting period to go with $10,396 collected earlier. She spent $7,105 in the last period.

Perry Perkins brought in $10,601 to go with $3,041. He spent $10,615.

Phil Smartt had $3,606 in receipts to go with his earlier $6,967. He spent $10,246 in the latest period.

Turner supporters include $500 from Ben Phillips, $200 from Ray Fox, Joe Dzik and Judy Richelson and $100 from Larry Grohn, Brenda Turner, Dean Moorhouse, Vivian Pettigrew and Newton Gray.

Mr. Perkins had $700 from Auburn Langley, $450 from R.L. and D.B. Manley, $300 from Adamson Developers, William Kilbride, Pioneer Auto Brokers and Russell Friberg, and $250 from John and Judy Germ, Shelia Enterprises, Bulldog Motors, James Hutcherson, Sandra and Daniel Harnsberger, Jay Helton and Larry Williams.

Smartt backers included $500 from Charles Hamn and Chris Scoggins, $300 from Paul Gardner, James Tosh and Brett Hale and $250 from J. Ammon Smartt.

In another highly competitive County Commission race in District 7, former Commissioner Curtis Adams brought in $6,805 to go with $3,268. He spent $7,115.

East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert had $2,374 and spent $1,266.

The report from incumbent Tim Boyd was not available.

Adams supporters included $1,000 from Emerson Russell and Bob McKamey, $500 from Russell Friberg, $300 from East Ridge Car Wash, $250 from Richard Floyd, Melinda Harbour and Ora Citty, $200 from Gene Pike, Joe Musick, Linda Hullander, Scott Probasco Jr. and Jim Sattler, $150 from Bob Doak and Lindsay Bennett and $125 from Jack Benson.

Mayor Lambert got help from Harold Coker, $250, Ron Fullam, $200, and Alicia Broome $150.

Pam Ladd, who formerly was on the City Council, raised $17,775 to go with $1,006. She spent $11,110 in trying to unseat Warren Mackey in District 4.

Ladd support included $1,000 from Paul Brock, $500 from William Bowen, $350 from Joshua Jennings, $300 from Jane Elmore and $250 from Tommy Trevor, Robin Derryberry, William Hudson, Stanley McCright, Timothy Davis and Deborah Hyde.

Commissioner Mackey showed $585 to go with $10,178. He spent $60. 

John Allen Brooks reported $9,173, including a $5,000 loan to his District 6 race. Incumbent Joe Graham's report was not in. Attorney Brooks, a former commissioner, had $1,000 from Betty Brooks, $500 from Virginia Love, $350 from Carla Donina and $250 from Chris Anderson, Moses Freeman, Trudy Turnbull, Russell Gilbert and Taylor Harris, plus $200 from Pris Siskin.

Chester Bankston has $2,775 to go with $1,445 for District 9. He spent $2,462.

Fred Skillern loaned his District 1 campaign $15,000 and had $16,150. He spent $13,134. Donations included Rob Philyaw $300 and $250 from John Germ, Harold Coker and Chris Lanier.

Randy Fairbanks, who is trying to unseat Chairman Skillern, had $2,321 to go with $8,581. He spent $7,240. His donations included $1,000 from Tracey Cooke, $250 from Cade Williamson and Art Stavrum and $200 from Carnell Storie and Roger Tuder.

Forms were not available for the District 5 race involving Commissioner Greg Beck and challenger Isiah Hester.

Marty Haynes, who is unopposed in District 3, brought in $3,950 to go with $2,166. He spent $523.

Jim Fields, unopposed in District 2, had $575 to go with $15,934. He spent $2,163.

 


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