Tidwell Catching Up In Fundraising Category In Criminal Court Clerk's Race

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Incumbent Gwen Tidwell made gains in the fundraising category over the last reporting period after challenger Rep. Vince Dean started out with a large total from his legislative races.

She gained $17,390 to go with $25,670 that was already on hand.

Rep. Dean received $3,650 to go with his $38,285.

Rep. Dean received $1,500 from Barney Byrd of Franklin, Tn., $500 from the Tennessee Realtors PAC and Jack McKee, $250 from Russell Friberg, $200 from John Stuermer, Greg Bowman and Boyd Patterson, and $100 from Jimmy Sneed, Ben Probasco and Jimmy Sneed.

Ms. Tidwell received $1,500 from Richard Pollard, $1,000 from Stan Lanzo, Gwen Barnes, Carolyn Boynton, John Foy and Betty Brooks, $650 from Levitt and Levitt, $500 from John Konvalinka, Sam Payne, Marvin Berke, Hank Hill, Jerry Tidwell, Ronnie Berke and Lee Davis, $300 from Sam Elliott, $250 from Jerry Walls, Ken Defoor, Lloyd Levitt, Scarlett Wilson, Johnny Houston and Jerry Summers, $200 from Tom Oneal, Jim Boney, Pris Siskin, Cade Williamson, Winningham and Winningham, Joe Schultz, Mike Loftin, Patrick Cruise, Randy Brooks, Herbert Thornbury, H.H. Ireland,Jackie Bolton, William Izell and Harry Burnett, $150 from Gene Shiles and Pete Serodino and $125 from Valerie Epstein. 


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