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Mayoral candidates raising, spending

Published 10:35pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fundraising and spending is gearing up in the races for local office.

The 13 candidates for mayor, City Council and School Board filed financial disclosures in September, covering the full months of July and August. The reports make public the names of donors and where they’ve spent the money.

The mayoral candidates are competing to out-raise and out-spend each other.

Incumbent Linda T. Johnson is leading her challengers in contributions, having raised more than $18,000 this period.

However, challenger Leroy Bennett led in expenditures this period, having spent about $16,000 — nearly twice Johnson’s expenditures this period.

Signs and other marketing materials, event costs and newspaper advertising were common expenditures for candidates.

Bennett’s largest expenditures were for signs and bags, while Johnson’s were for signs. The third mayoral competitor, Art Bredemeyer, paid for consulting services as his largest expenditure.

Another race with three competitors, for the Sleepy Hole borough seat, is generating activity.

Raymond Batton is beating his competition in money-raising, having garnered $13,764 in itemized contributions this period. However, more than $6,000 of it was from himself and his businesses.

Unique among all the candidates, Batton spent money — about $300 — on Facebook advertising.

Roger Fawcett raised nearly $3,700 in itemized contributions this period — $1,000 of it from himself — and received more than that in in-kind donations, mostly from family members.

Kevin Alston received no itemized contributions this period, and spent only $610 on a voter list and yard signs.

In the Nansemond borough, incumbent Robert Barclay has out-raised challenger Lue Ward by more than 27 to 1 in itemized donations.

Incumbent Curtis Milteer, who is unchallenged in the Whaleyville borough, has received no itemized contributions and spent about $250 for campaign literature.

See the numbers below:

Mayoral candidates

Leroy Bennett

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

  • James M. Blair – $195
  • L.D. Britt – $250
  • Carver Memorial Cemetery – $250
  • Geoffrey Hinshelwood and family – $200
  • MWM Investments – $350
  • Edward and Kathy Keil – $500
  • Angela Lane – $200
  • Dr. Milton and Shirley Liverman – $500
  • Johnnie and Gloria Mizelle – $250
  • Dr. Pretlow Stevenson – $250
  • Jesse and Judy Thompkins – $250
  • Junius and Costella Williams – $150

Total – $3,345

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 76 for $5,002

In-kind donations

  • Natalie Grayson, bulk rate/sort/mail, $569.29

Expenditures

  • Richard Cobb – brochure – $430
  • William Freeman, ProLookMedia.com, media, $1,000
  • Susie Bennett, business cards, buttons, door hangers, $666.38
  • Richard Cobb, envelopes, pledge cards, letter, $1,786
  • Suffolk Parks and Recreation, shelter event deposit, $75
  • TAJobs4Us Inc., postage, $475.44
  • Suffolk Parks and Recreation, shelter event, $175
  • GLC Creative Designs, T-shirts, $425.77
  • Richard Cobb, brochure, $270
  • Sally Volk, campaign typesetting fee, $203
  • Benford Hunter, campaign event, $50
  • State Board of Elections, registered voter list, $174
  • Precision Printing, campaign supplies (signs), $1,213.15
  • TGIF, vendor fee, $75
  • Taste of Suffolk, vendor fee, $50
  • City of Suffolk, room rental, $10
  • Country Boys Barbecue, campaign event, $1,200
  • Richard Cobb, campaign supplies, $375
  • WJM Printed Products, campaign supplies, signs, $2,625
  • Richard Cobb, campaign supplies, cards, $920
  • Dollar Tree, table tops for campaign event, $16.80
  • Precision Printing, campaign supplies, signs and magnets, $1,213.29
  • WJM Printed Products, campaign supplies, bags, $2,113
  • Precision Printing, banner, $112.85
  • Carol Champ, campaign rental deposit event, $30

Total — $16,245.96

Cash on hand — $3,313.14

Arthur Bredemeyer

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

  • Derek Ross, $500

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 10 for $900

In-kind donations — None

Expenditures

  • Major Signs, banners/magnets, $252
  • Economy Printing, T-shirts, stickers, cards, $374.80
  • Walmart, supplies for Eclipse Independence Day parade, $63.12
  • Andrew Owen, assistance during parade, $80
  • DPVA, VAN System, $150
  • Andrew Owen, reimbursement for stamps, $27
  • Jim Ross, consulting, $2,000
  • Andrew Owen, mileage reimbursement, $40
  • Economy Printing, printing/envelopes, $278.15
  • City treasurer, Taste of Suffolk booth, $50

Total — $3,315.07

Unpaid loans — $2,000 from self

Cash on hand — $1,106.34

Linda Johnson

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

  • G. Robert and Cindy Aston, $1,000
  • Dr. I.A. Barot, $500
  • Michael Benedetto, $500
  • Charnell Blair, $150
  • George Blair, $150
  • L.D. Britt, $250
  • Charles and Mary Brown, $250
  • William G. Darden, $250
  • Direct Invest USA Holdings LLC, $1,000
  • Mike and Fran Duman, $250
  • Hugh L. and Robin Eure, $200
  • Mr. and Mrs. N. Thomas Everett, $250
  • Carl and Denise Farris, $500
  • Jeffrey and Toni Gardy, $250
  • J. Leslie and Wanda Hall, $250
  • Craig and Nancy Hearn, $200
  • William B. Hodsden, $250
  • Dr. Ralph Howell Jr., $250
  • Jahn and Emily Mason, $500
  • Vincent Mastracco, $250
  • Donald Mills, $250
  • Ralph Nahra, $500
  • Charles Parr, $100
  • Wayne and Renee Rhoads, $250
  • Chris and Debbie Sanders, $500
  • Eric Sasser, $500
  • Wayne K. Sawyer, $500
  • Paul and Dottie Scott, $500
  • Irene Tatum, $3,500
  • James L. and Gail Tatum, $1,500
  • Welden Field of Virginia, $1,000
  • Leah Whedbee, $200
  • LeOtis Williams, $500
  • Robert Williams, $1,000
  • Philip W. Wynne, $1,000

Total — $18,750

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 81 for $6,549

In-kind contributions

  • Jesse Johnson, postage, $180
  • James R. and Diane Rountree, rental for Obici House, food and beverages, $4,516

Expenditures

  • City of Suffolk, Taste of Suffolk rental, $60
  • City of Suffolk, FOIA request for pictures, $7.67
  • PR Promotions, 4×8 signs, bumper stickers, lapel stickers, $3,590
  • Patriot Signs, yard signs, $3,400
  • The Virginian-Pilot, advertising, $1,268.06
  • BB&T, deposit slips, $6

Total — $8,331.13

Cash on hand — $19,303.48

City Council — Nansemond borough

Robert Barclay

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

  • Direct Invest USA Holdings LLC, $500
  • First Team Auto Mall, $1,000
  • Parr Enterprises Inc., $125
  • Sasser Construciton LC, $500
  • Tri City Services Inc., $500
  • WeldenField of Virginia LLC, $500
  • C. Edward Russell Jr., $200
  • Donald Marcari, $250
  • Dwight C. Schaubach, $500
  • Frank Leone, $250
  • John P. Wright, $1,000
  • Linda T. Johnson, $200
  • Patrick L. Hillard, $500
  • Richard B. Robins Jr., $250
  • Dr. Leycester Owens Jr., $200
  • L. William Chorey, $200

Total — $6,675

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 24 for $1,850.27

In-kind donations — None

Expenditures

  • Craig K. Bieber, consulting fee, $1,400
  • ARC, copies, $50.40
  • Craig K. Bieber, consulting fee, $1,400
  • Paypal, .27

Total — $2,850.67

Cash on hand — $13,241.90

Lue Ward

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

  • Self, $247

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 2 for $200

Expenditures

  • The UPS Store, 8.5×11 color copies for fliers, $147

Cash on hand — $300

City Council — Sleepy Hole borough

Kevin Alston

Itemized contributions — None this period

Un-itemized cash contributions — None this period

Expenditures

  • State Board of Elections, voter list, $33
  • Sign Depot, yard signs, metal stands, $577.50

Total — $610.50

Cash on hand — $289.50

Raymond Batton

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

  • Beach Chemical and Paper, $250
  • Birsch Industries, $150
  • C&C Franchising Inc., $5,000
  • C&C Franchising Inc., $850
  • Time to Fly Pilot Shop, $2,000
  • Cindy Genovese, $300
  • Jennifer Pond, $150
  • Jennifer Pond, $2,889
  • Mayna Diggs, $500
  • Richard Pond, $150
  • Raymond Batton, $1,000
  • Raymond Batton, $25
  • William Bischoff, $250
  • Todd Henry, $250

Total — $13,764

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 9 for $405

In-kind donations

  • C&C Franchising Inc., media, $400
  • C&C Franchising Inc., media, $1,184.25
  • Jani-King, billboard advertising, $2,000
  • Raymond Batton, storage bags, $6.35
  • Raymond Batton, TGIF tent, $50

Total — $3,640.60

Expenditures

  • Main Street Checks Xenith Bank, purchase checks, $13.15
  • Authorized.net, credit card processor, $163.70
  • Cyber Source, bank fees, .52
  • Economy Printing, palm cards, $94.45
  • Print and Stitch, three polo shirts with logo, $107.10
  • Cyber Source, credit card fee, .55
  • Walgreens, campaign pictures, $101.86
  • Cyber Source, credit card fees on 300 dep., $6.57
  • DPVA, voter list, $188
  • Economy Printing, printing, $768.55
  • Cyber Source, credit card fee Mayna Diggs contribution, $18.20
  • Cyber Source, credit card fees, $1.10
  • Suffolk News-Herald, advertising, $4,215
  • Facebook, advertising, $28.19
  • Facebook, advertising, $27.47
  • Cyber Source, credit card fees, $6.57
  • Economy Printing, printing, $469.77
  • Facebook, advertising, $25.84
  • Facebook, advertising, $28.52
  • Cyber Source, credit card fees, $5.48
  • Cyber Source, credit card fees, $16.10
  • Cyber Source, credit card fees, $9.10
  • Authorized.net, credit card service, $52.65
  • Facebook, advertising, $26.14
  • Facebook, advertising, $28.48
  • Julie Corcoran, National Night Out food, $102.64
  • Company Public Affairs, consulting, $1,000
  • Public Affairs Jim Ross, consulting, $2,000
  • Facebook, advertising, $27.91
  • Emarketing solutions, mailing info, $99
  • Facebook, advertising, $32.68
  • Economy Printing, printing, $301.30
  • Public Affairs Jim Ross, travel/expenses, $533.32
  • Facebook, advertising, $25.97
  • Facebook, advertising, $27.69
  • Cyber Source, credit card fees, $5.46
  • Leonard Graphics, printing, $367.50
  • Corporate Promotions, signs, $4,791
  • Economy Printing, stickers, $101.80
  • Facebook, advertising, $26.81
  • Farm Fresh, water, $28.70
  • Hits at ThePark, food in suite at Norfolk Tides game, $607.69
  • Leonard Graphics, sign, $144

Total – $16,626.53

Unpaid loans — $12,000 from self

Cash on hand — $4,862.73

Roger Fawcett

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

  • Bob Lauterbach, $200
  • Chad Feyer, $143.35
  • Chung Chung, $200
  • Mary Bacon, $1,000
  • Robert Williams, $250
  • Robert Williams, $250
  • Steve Fink, $150
  • William Fawcett, $1,000
  • Van R. Pardue, $500

Total — $3,695.35

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 4 for $250

In-kind donations

  • Amber Wyatt, three vinyl banners, $204
  • Candy Fawcett, exhibition application fee for Peanut Festival, $300
  • Candy Fawcett, Peanut Festival insurance fee, $163
  • Candy Fawcett, 20 billboard signs, four car magnets, $1,934
  • Courtney Culpepper, four polo shirts, 24 T-shirts, $419.79
  • Jason Fawcett, Driver Days booth reservation, $125
  • Jason Fawcett, bunting for festival booth décor, $45.92
  • William Fawcett, campaign fliers, $738

Total – $3,929.71

Expenditures

  • Amber Wyatt, 5,000 door hangers, $305.72
  • State Board of Elections, labels for mailings from State Board of Elections, $72

Total – $377.72

Cash on hand – $4,667.63

City Council — Whaleyville borough

Curtis Milteer

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

Transfer from previous campaign account, $6,929.86

Un-itemized cash contributions – None

Expenditures

  • State Board of Elections, voter list, $64
  • Copico, campaign literature, $35
  • Copico, campaign literature, $84.70
  • Copico, campaign literature, $68.83
  • Copico, campaign literature, $57.42

Total — $309.95

Cash on hand — $6,619.96

School Board — Sleepy Hole borough

Diane Foster

Filed a notice to be exempted from campaign finance reporting requirements because she does not plan to accept contributions from others, contribute more than $1,000 of her own money or spend more than $1,000.

School Board — Nansemond borough

Judith Brooks Buck

No activity this period

School Board — Whaleyville borough

Phyllis Byrum

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

  • Janine Joyner, $200

Un-itemized cash contributions — 12 for $431

Expenditures

  • Minuteman Press, printing brochure, $130

Unpaid loans — $1,500 from self

Cash on hand – $1,500

Marion Flood

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

  • Self, $2,151

Expenditures

  • Take it to the Macs, campaign materials, $626
  • Priscilla Mills, catering food for meet and greet, $890
  • Faulk Family Affair, fellowship hall deposit, $400
  • Deshonna Brown, campaign literature, $215
  • Eula Ward, donation breakfast, $20
  • Deshonna Brown, no reason given, $215

Total — $2,366

Cash on hand — $53.01

 

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