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Down to the wire

Published 8:14pm Saturday, November 3, 2012

The final few weeks of the campaign brought big donations and expenditures for some local candidates.

The 13 candidates for mayor, City Council and School Board filed financial disclosures in October, covering the first 24 days of the month. The reports make public the names of donors and where they’ve spent the money.

Incumbent mayor Linda T. Johnson raised more in the period — about $12,380 — but her expenditures were about the same as challenger Leroy Bennett. Both spent between $1,400 and $1,600.

The third candidate for the position, Arthur Bredemeyer, took in only $500 in the period and spent $140.

Several candidates, including Johnson and City Council candidates Raymond Batton, Robert Barclay and Curtis Milteer, reported hefty donations from the Tidewater Builders Association’s political action committee.

See the full reports below.

Mayoral candidates

Leroy Bennett

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

Alberta O’Lang, $150

G. Stewart Tyler, $250

Brian and Caroline Martin, $250

Suffolk Tire and Auto, $300

Whaleyville Deer Club, $200

Total – $1,150

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 34 for $2,396

In-kind donations

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

Expenditures

Maurice Ward (WYRM Radio) – advertisement – $125

Anita Hicks – supplies – $97.55

Precision Signz – signs – $525.41

Applebee’s – fundraiser – $159

Barbara Miller – Driver Days booth – $125

Natalie Grayson – supplies – $100

Don’s Catering – supplies – $382.50

Total — $1,514.46

Cash on hand — $8,405.67

Arthur Bredemeyer

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

John Petersen, $200

N and N Land Company, $300

Total – $500

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 1 for $50

In-kind donations — None

Expenditures

Andrew R. Owen – volunteer meal reimbursement – $40

Andrew R. Owen – mileage and meal reimbursement – $60

Andrew R. Owen – sign erection – $40

Total — $140

Unpaid loans — $5,400 from self

Cash on hand — $1,475.79

Linda Johnson

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

Steve and Sharon Daniels, $250

John and Chrys Evans, $250

Edward L. Felton Jr., $150

Land Planning Solutions, $200

A.C. Miller, $2,000

Tony A. Nozar, $500

P. Ward Robinett Jr., $500

Joyce R. Sablotne, $200

Tidewater Builders Association, $5,000

Title Quest of Hampton, $250

Robert and Judith Williams, $500

Total — $9,800

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 41 for $2,580

In-kind contributions

W. Rufus Powell – $300 for food and beverage at breakfast

Expenditures

Mark Weiss Associates – freight bill – $18.55

Nationwide Insurance – insurance for Peanut Fest – $240

Copico – post cards – $484.53

Emily Kuhln – copies – $49.33

Driver Days – booth – $125

Mark Weiss Associates – freight bill for signs – $489.01

Total — $1,406.42

Cash on hand — $32,337.26

City Council — Nansemond Borough

Robert Barclay

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

DFK Management Inc., $500

Friends of Fred Quayle, $250

Friends of Randy Carter, $200

N&N Land Company LLC, $300

Tidewater Builders Association, $2,000

A. Russell Kirk, $500

Allen O. Keene, $500

Branch Lawson, $200

David Gianascoli, $250

Edwin S. Waitzer, $500

Felix R. Strater Jr., $200

G. Robert Aston Jr., $1,000

Guy Wallace, $200

John E. Crowley, $250

Lewis B. Hendricks III, $150

M. Caroline Martin, $250

Marcus D. Gersbach, $150

Mary H. Martin, $250

Michael J. Erbach, $150

N.K. Salem, $150

Robert J. D’Haem, $250

Samuel I. Brown, $150

Stephen A. Leon, $250

Thomas A. O’Grady, $250

Wade W. Perry Jr., $350

Wayne K. Sawyer, $500

William H. Hargrove III, $200

William T. Hodsden, $250

Paul E. Schleier, $150

Gary E. Taylor, $150

George W. Cornell, $500

Edward Louis Shelton II, $250

Total — $11,200

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 22 for $1,725

In-kind donations — None

Expenditures

U.S. Postal Service – stamps – $45

Lauren Waters – catering – $245

Craig K. Bieber – September consulting – $1,400

Sign Express – signs – $1,417.50

Home Depot – sign stakes – $170.30

Lauren Waters – catering – $345

Riverfront Swim Club – clubhouse rental – $50

Bon Vivant Market – beverages for fundraiser – $378.09

Media Directions Inc. – mailer/postage – $3,395.41

Home Depot – sign stakes – $55.02

Nansemond-Suffolk Branch NAACP – forum sponsorship – $100

Media Directions Inc. – mailer/postage – $3,395.41

Frostt Salem – canvassing – $150

Total — $11,146.73

Cash on hand — $9,142.65

Lue Ward

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

Lionell Spruill Sr., $200

Virginia RV Rental, $500

Total — $700

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 3 for $100

Expenditures

Gerald Hall – canvass worker – $20

McDonald’s – lunch for workers – $13.69

Office Max – 1,700 fliers – $142.80

Gralin Scott – canvass worker – $140

Loretta Scott – web design, flier design – $220

Iris V. Tutankhamen – canvass worker – $20

Total — $556.49

Cash on hand — $718.51

City Council — Sleepy Hole borough

Kevin Alston

Itemized contributions — None this period

Un-itemized cash contributions — None this period

Expenditures

48-Hour Printing – refrigerator magnets – $117.81

Total — $117.81

Cash on hand — $112.58

Raymond Batton

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

C&C Franchising Inc., $2278.95

Tidewater Builders Association, $2,000

Ralph Nahra, $200

Self – $13,000

Total — $17,478.95

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

Expenditures

Facebook – advertising – $28.74

Farm Fresh – food – $178.60

Authorized.net – bank fees – $50.35

I.C. Norcom Alumni Athletes – advertising – $100

Cyber Sources – credit card processing – $38.28

Economy Printing – printing – $4,000

General Rental Center – table rental – $50.09

The Shopper – advertising – $2,000

Facebook – advertising – $27.36

Public Affairs Jim Ross – consulting – $2,000

Company Public Affairs – consulting – $1,500

Facebook – advertising – $36.85

Driver Business Association – Driver Days booth – $125

Facebook – advertising – $30.82

Facebook – advertising – $27.78

Economy Printing – printing – $2,516.11

Suffolk News-Herald – advertising – $706.26

Facebook – advertising – $38.11

Total — $13,483.69

Unpaid loans — $25,000 from self

Cash on hand — $11,837.72

Roger Fawcett

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

David Dean, $200

Ralph Nahra, $200

Stephen McLamb, $250

Total — $650

Un-itemized cash contributions ($100 or less) — 4 for $350

In-kind donations

Candy Fawcett – Peanut Fest parking – $20

Candy Fawcett – candy and water – $85.56

Jason Fawcett – candy for Peanut Fest – $18.43

Jason Fawcett – payment for Suffolk News-Herald advertising – $544.50

Total – $668.49

Expenditures — None this period

Cash on hand – $8,935.83

City Council — Whaleyville borough

Curtis Milteer

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

Tidewater Builders Association, $1,000

Total — $1,000

Un-itemized cash contributions – None

Expenditures

Copico – yard signs – $328.82

Total — $328.82

Cash on hand — $8,503.96

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

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

Michael H. Buck, $250

Total — $250

Un-itemized cash contributions – None

Expenditures – None

Cash on hand — $520

School Board — Whaleyville borough

Phyllis Byrum

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

None this period

Un-itemized cash contributions — 4 for $125

Expenditures — None this period

Unpaid loans — $1,500 from self

Cash on hand – $2,242.26

Marion Flood

Itemized contributions (More than $100)

Self, $164

Expenditures

Ella Ward for Congress – donation – $50

Wells Fargo – bank fees – $14

NAACP – breakfast tickets – $100

Total — $164

Cash on hand — $53.01

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