Campaign finance forms released for new city supporters, opponents

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 28, 2015
Photo by Dena Mellick

Photo by Dena Mellick

Organizations behind the pro-and anti-cityhood movements in DeKalb County have reported raising over $80,000 for their respective causes, and spending tens of thousands on their respective campaigns.

The campaign forms are now available on the DeKalb County elections website and Decaturish is still sifting through them. You can see those forms by clicking here.

The election is Nov. 3.

The organizations filing forms are:

– LaVista Hills YES, and the LaVista Hills Alliance, supporters of the LaVista Hills cityhood proposal

– Tucker 2015, which supports the Tucker Cityhood proposal

– DeKalb Strong, the organization fighting against cityhood proposals in DeKalb County.

A note about DeKalb Strong. Originally the group filed as a non-candidate committee, which had earlier filing deadlines than the cityhood groups, which filed as ballot committees. DeKalb Strong treasurer Ron McCauley told Decaturish he has since registered DeKalb Strong as a ballot committee for conformity’s sake. DeKalb Strong’s form combines more recent donations with earlier donations disclosed on the state ethics website.

Here are some of the top donors for each organization:

LaVista Hills YES

Linda Edmonds, self-employed – $5,000 in-kind public relations services, $800 in cash donations

Jim Hutchinson, retired – $1,000

Mike Edelson, Alpharetta – $1,500 in-kind contribution for GIS and Mapping services

Tiffany Coleman and Josie Walton – $5,000 in-kind contribution for retainer for legal services

Bill Tomassi – $3,000, in-kind contribution for design and artwork services

City of Briarcliff Initiative – $1,685

LaVista Hills Alliance

Fran Millar, State Senator – $1,000

Rusty Reed – CEO of Charles Abbot Associates – $1,000

Jon Drysdale – partner, Lowe Engineers – $1,000

Kevin McComber – senior vice president of Clark Patterson Lee – $1,000

Rod Sieg – Owner, S&W Services of Atlanta – $1,000

Pamela Rosenberg – retired – $1,000

Ronald Stein – CFO Selig Enterprises – $1,000

Daniel Chapman – manager, U.S. Department of Labor – $2,100

William Riley – attorney, Riley McLendon – $1,000

Mary Kay Woodworth – $1,372, in-kind – payment for website, ad, events, office supplies

Elizabeth Hanfelt – $745, in-kind, website, PO Box, meeting space

Kevin Levitas – $1,593 in-kind, payment for room rental, security for meetings

Steve Schultz – $1,514, in-kind – Robocall meeting announcements, plus an additional $400 in in-kind contributions for voter data

Tucker 2015

Anne Lerner, PR consultant – $1,100, which includes a $500 contribution and a $600 advertising purchase reported as an in-kind contribution

Alexander Yusupov, attorney, – $850

James Spencer, Project Manager at Cox Communications – $1000, which includes a $900 in-kind contribution for “Fundraiser/4 nights accommodations”

Michael Schneider, anesthesiologist – $1,000

Primo Grills – in-kind contribution of $1,500 for “Fundraiser/Ceramic Grill”

Tucker Business Association – $1,000

Tucker Main Street Corp – $600

Orchard of Tucker senior living facility – $1,000 in-kind contribution for “fundraiser, staff/food/space”

DeKalb Strong

Gale Walldoorf, retired – $798

Edwin Ewing, retired – $1,200

Patricia Killingsworth, attorney – $2,500

Ron McCauley, retired, $1,200

Allen Moye, attorney, $2,000

Marjorie Snook, research librarian, $1,400

Douglas Dillard, attorney, $1,000

David Flint, attorney, $1,000

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Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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