Money flowing in House Republican race
Published 3:00 am Sunday, May 13, 2018
Editor’s note: This article was edited to correct the donation from Carter Ray to Wes Allen.
As the June 5 primaries approach, one candidate for the House of Representatives has greatly increased in contributions while both spent more money in April than they had previously.
Marcus Paramore brought in $34,750 in cash contributions in April, bringing him to $87,223.50 for his campaign overall. The increase is nearly 40 percent over the amount he had previously raised.
He still trails Wes Allen though, who has brought in $96,444.08 to date.
The two candidates are seeking to be the Republican nominee to represent District 89 in the Alabama House of Representatives.
In April, Paramore took in contributions of $2,500 from PCI (Biz), $250 from Tom and Deborah Davis, $1,000 from Franklin Resources Group LLC, $500 from International Paper PAC, $5,000 from Alabama Associated General Contractors PAC, $200 from Battlefield’s Store for Men, $100 from Donald Brewer, $2,500 from Capitol Resources PAC, $100 from Max and Arlene Davis, $100 from Peter M. DiChiara, $10,000 from Higher Education Leadership PAC, $100 from Hometown Realty LLC, $500 from Robert Jacobs, $200 from John Key, $100 from Doug Kitchens, $50 from Mark and Dawn Knotts, $100 from John W. Law Jr., $200 from Calvin Perryman, $500 from Public Affairs Counsel, $100 from Dale Taylor, $100 from Maxwell Davis, $2,500 from Friends of Retirees PAC, $500 from Lamar Higgins, $5,000 from Progress PAC, $2,500 from Alabama Medical PAC, and $50 from Carter Ray.
He spent $12,791 with Marketing Services and $100.55 with Lowe’s and gave $800 to the Toy University Foundation, $500 to the Pike County NAACP and $500 to TroyFest.
Allen brought in $4,195 during April including contributions of $25 from Jesse and April Wilson, $20 from Gene Schroeder, $500 from AL Optometric PAC, $500 from Allen and Gayle Dunn, $2,500 from MAXPAC, $100 from Marvin and Patricia Dillard, $250 from James and Alicia Dunn, $50 from Carter Ray and $250 from Bill Sanders.
He spent $23,397.56 during the month including $3,947 to Virtus Solutions, $381.06 to Ideal Graphics, $2,262 to WTBF Radio, $15,307.50 to Virtus Solutions and $1,500 to Virtus Solutions.
Both candidates have been campaigning since summer last year.
In that time campaigning, Paramore has gotten contributions of $200 from Melanie and Russ Baker, $5,000 from Terry and Barbara Everett, $100 from Rebecca Watson, $250 from Don Killingsworth, $1,000 from John R. Dudley, $50 from Linda Green, $200 from Dale Taylor, $250 from ALA-GA Trailer Leasing LLC, $500 from Mike and Cindy Dodds, $100 from Bob and Diane Mills, $400 from Charles and Janet Rawls, $500 from Eagle PAC, $100 from Steve and Jennifer Garrett, $100 from Joey Holley, $1,000 from Angus Capital Corporation, $1,000 from Beasley Allen, $500 from Kevin and Kendall Gardner, $1,00 from Tucker PAC, $250 fro Alabama Acre, $150 from Max and Arlene Davis, $500 from Fleming Kirk LLC, $1,000 from Mainstream Political Action Committee, $1,000 from Barry and Susan Mohun, $75 from David and Lea Sunday, $100 from Orion Hunting Club, $200 from Whit Armstrong, $100 from James S. Baker, $1,000 from Ben F. Beard, $200 from Tim and Cathy Brown, $2,500 from Kenneth Campbell, $1,000 from CDG PAC, $2,500 from Thomas Coker, $500 from Peter M. DiChiara, $500 from Mike and Cindy Dodds, $100 from Barbara Gibson, $300 from Pete Jordan, $100 from Jeffery and Karen Knotts, $250 from Kreis Insurance Agency, $100 from Greg Meeks, $100 from Christopher Schubert, $100 from Donna Schubert, $100 from Robin and Jan Sullivan, $200 from David and Connie Tisdale, $100 from Today’s Business, $250 from Alex Whaley, $500 from Herbie and Cindy Haisten, $100 from Smartt Baseball LLC, $300 from the Jones Group LLC, $50 from Curtis and Diane Porter, $500 from Talbot Farm Service, $1,000 from Troy PAC, $100 from Bill and Jean Scarbrough, $1,000 from Adams and Reese LLP, $100 from Pan American Council on Trade LLC, $100 from U.S. Commercials Services Foundation, $250 from Mack and Mary Gibson, $100 from John and Lynda Dew, $100 from Joe and Tara Donaldson, $100 from Hal Fulmer, $200 from Earl and Becky Ingram, $500 from Mark and Dawn Knotts, $100 from Danny and Dianna Lee, $100 from Elaine Murphy, $200 from Doug and Lise Patterson, $25 from Marilynn Z. Perkins, $125 from Chanda Rigby, $100 from Donna Schubert, $200 from Jason Sipper, $100 from Lance Tatum, $250 from David and Connie Tisdale, $200 from David and Julie Vanbuskirk, $100 from Lee and Shellye Vardaman, $100 from Rebecca Watson, $500 from Derek and Sharla Wilkes, $500 from Wise Office Supply, 250 from Thomas Vocino, $50 from Kristopher and Amy Stubblefield, $100 from Clemit Spruiell, $50 from Scott and Laura Dillard, $250 from William J. and Sherri Fulford, $500 from Donnie Dean, $100 from Doug Kitchens, $500 from David Phelps, $100 from Terry Jinright, $200 from Jason and Dee Bennett, $500 from Tom and Deborah Davis, $500 from ACULAC, $2,500 from N.J. Cervera, $2,500 from Tom Coker, $2,500 from Free Enterprise PAC, $500 from Friends of Retirees PAC, $2,500 from Tom Coker and Associates, $200 from Gibson Vance, $1,000 from Walter and Frances Givhan, $1,000 from William and Deborah Hopper, $98.50 from Marcus Paramore Campaign, $500 from W.D. Sanford Jr., $2,500 from Free Enterprise PAC, $250 from Fred and Sandi Gouse, and $200 from Battlefield’s Store for Men.
He has also gotten in-kind contributions of $112 from Leigh Ann Paramore, $198.65 from Screentech, $790 from Tom Coker and $822 from Sohail and Cissy Agboatwala.
During his campaign, he has spent a total of $48,572.90. He has spent $12,592.07 to Marketing Services, $100 to Troy United Women’s League, $100 to PLAS Sports Boosters, $1,300 to Colley Senior Foundation, $100 to Pike County Heart Association, $925 to the Alabama Republican Party, $500 to Sport Outdoors, $100 to the United States Postal Service, $662.50 to the Johnson Center for the Arts, $611.04 to Daylight Donuts, $100 to the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, $100 to the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, $100 to Park Memorial United Methodist Church, $100 to Charles Henderson High School, $3,105.71 to Marketing Services, $10 to Pike County Chamber of Commerce, $200 to Neal Armstrong Productions, $817.50 to Ideal Graphics, $250 to Troy University Foundation, $100 to Banks School PTO, $200 to the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, $100 to the Pike County Board of Education, $310 to G.W. Long High School, $27 to Sips on the Square, $46.59 to Walmart Supercenter, $500 to Pike County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo, $44.25 to Walmart Supercenter, $160 to Sips on the Square, $350 to Dale County Ag Plex, $160 to Sips on the Square, $180 to Charles Henderson High School, $6 to Troy Bank and Trust, $2,500 to the Alabama Republican Party, $4,398.30 to Marketing Services, $1,880.25 to Ideal Graphics, $100 to the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, $100 to Charles Henderson Middle School, $100 to Troy Belles, $450 to Pike Liberal Arts School, $325 to Pike County High School, $300 to Goshen High School and $320 to Ariton High School.
During Allen’s campaign, he has received contributions of $250 from DBA Enterprise Surveying, $50 from Kenneth O. King, $50 from Watkins Consulting Engineering Inc., $300 from Robert and Linda Floyd, $50 from Willie and Stacy Sewell, $150 from Kenneth Cox Jr., $100 from Old Diz Inc., $25 from Elizabeth Doty, $100 from Clint Pugh, $100 from Rex and Suzanne Taylor, $50 from Greg and Holly Anderson, $50 from James and Marna Bennett, $250 from Jimmy and Martha Copeland, $200 from Wayne Davis, $100 from Dudley and Dorothea Dow, $150 from Johnny and Patricia Garrett, $100 from William Griffin, $100 from Bill Hixon, $100 from Billy Hixon, $100 from James O. Johnson, $100 from Jeffery and Ashley Johnson, $100 from James Ketchum, $25 from Daniel and Mona Knotts, $100 from B.B. and Nita Palmer, $100 from Don Renfroe, $100 from Michael and Sue Richards, $100 from James and Kristi Shaver Jr., $25 from Don and Wanda Spradley, $100 from Derrick Thompson, $50 from Ruth Thompson, $200 from Jerry Vinson, $100 from Robert and Mary Whaley, $200 from Whirlwind Farm LLC, $25 from Jesse and April Wilson, $100 from Joseph and Joan Wilson, $150 from Robert and Joan Price, $200 from Cristopher J. Campbell, $25 from Mark and Teresa Kelly, $200 from Jason Sipper, $250 from Joseph and Peggy Faulk, $100 from Action Realty of Troy, $100 from Harry and Lucille Blair, $100 from Jackson A. Blair, $50 from Louis Johnson, $1,000 from Dr. Ben and Leslie Smith, $100 from Steven L. Garrett, $200 from M. H. Homann, $250 from Ryan Pflugner, $250 from David Blanford, $50 from Linda W. Faust, $200 from Tommy and Dyan Friday, $200 from Dixie Shehane, $50 from Linda Brantley, $100 from Ron Meers, $50 from Tyson and Kady Pugh, $100 from Patricia D. Barnett, $250 from Double Wheel ranch LLC, $25 from Dr. Alice Hayes, $100 from Beth Stubblefield, $50 from Daniel Williams, $100 from Al or Joyce Sanders, $400 from DAF Consulting Services, $250 from Alabama Acre, $2,500 from Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Campbell, $100 from David and Kelly Norris, $1,500 from FarmPAC, $500 from the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association PAC, $250 from Trojan Properties LLC, $500 from Driscoll Colquett, $500 from Max Hughes Trucking Co. Inc., $500 from Stephen Sanders Trucking Inc., $2,500 from Wiley Sanders Truck Lines Inc., $2,500 from Vicki and Terry McPherson, $2,500 from William Freeman and Vicki McPherson, $500 from David and Mary Adams, $500 from John Weed, $500 from Julia’s Restaurant, $1,000 from Brett W. Davis, $300 from Robert and Linda Floyd, $150 from James F. O’Neal, $50 from Sage Spree, $1,000 from James H. and Deabron Carr, $150 from Jackson A. Blair, $100 from Tommy Jones, $250 from Dax and Holly Pugh, $100 from David and Susan Johnson, $250 from Mike Shelton State Farm, $1,000 from Herbie and Mistie Burkes Jr., $1,500 from George and Vicki Browder, $25 from Dr. J. Allen Jones, $500 from Joseph and Candace Murphy, $300 from Banks Buy Rite, $400 from Laure C. Shaver, $200 from Crowco Inc., $50 from Donnie and Loretta Daniels, $250 from Ashley and Jennifer Pelham, $250 from Robert and Mary Whaley, $250 from Hook’s BBQ, $100 from Dorothy Howard, $250 from Beckett Insurance Agency Inc., $500 from David Adams Realty LLC., $500 from Ellis Metals Inc., $500 from Thomas Family Ltd. Partnership, $1,000 from Deloney and Gandy Timber, $100 from John Earl and Mary Bess Paluzzi, $250 from Maria S. Strother, $50 from Bruce and Debbie Laviner, $500 from Mack and Mary Gibson, $2,500 from Nicolas Cervera, $100 from Bert and Ruth Curtis, $100 from Dixie A. Sheane and Kelly Williams, $500 from Troy Landmark Realty Inc., $1,000 from Airtek, $1,000 from David Hamlin, $1,000 from Coastal Plain Land and Timber LLC, $200 from David Conrad Jr., $100 from Druid Conrad, $100 from William and Diane Curtis, $100 from Jessie and Edna Dorrill, $50 from William Drinkard, $100 from Dr. Allen and Gayle Dunn, $100 from Clifford and Wilma Eubanks, $100 from Ken and Beverly Faircloth $100, $250 from Lewis Fannin, $100 from William and Nell Fannin, $250 from Johnny and Patricia Garrett, $25 from Dr. Alice Hayes, $100 from Ben and Imogene Hicks, $20 from Michael and Eugenia Jones, $50 from Hannah Matthews, $75 from J. Stanley Owens, $300 from Todd and Pamela Pearlstein, $100 from Powell Plumbing, $100 from James and Marian Renfroe, $50 from Austin Steen, $100 from Robin and Eva Sullivan, $100 from Rex and Suzanne Taylor, $1,000 from The Caring Corporation, $100 from Jerry Vinson, $100 from Don and Linda Wambles, $100 from Jessie and April Wilson, $100 from Nick and Aris D’Andrea, $500 from Reuben and Sara Bowden, $2,500 from jerry and Carol Spurlock, $2,500 from Double B LLC, $2,500 from William Freeman, $2,500 from Terry and Vicki McPherson, $100 from David and Karen Money, $1,000 from Ken and Peggy Cox, $1,000 from John and Carol Dorrill, $500 from Bill and Ann Sanders , $500 from Bull Rush LLC, $500 from David and Candace Nelson, $19,949.08 from Friends of Judge Wes Allen, $200 from Dr. R.D. and Jane Lamb, $1,000 from Dr. Milton McRae, $400 from Wayne and Mattie Murphy, $1,000 from Carsenn Construction, $250 from Jason and Kristy jones, $2,500 from Robert M. Pirnie III, $300 from SSC Carter LLC, $200 from Sam Swindle, $5 from Virtus Solutions, $250 from Jummy and Martha Copeland, $500 from Danny Graham State Farm, $500 from Rayvon and Polly Graham, $1,000 from Malon and Claire Murphy, $500 from Don and Susan Renfroe, $1,000 from Dr. Allen and Gayle Dunn, $500 from Tim How, $1,000 from Gilbert and Martha Sellers, and $1,000 from SS Gill M.D. LLC.
He has received in-kind contributions of $575 from John and Carol Dorrill, $80 from Virtus Solutions and $1,200 from John Jones.
Allen has spent a total of $57,095 during his campaign through April.
He has given $2,628 to Ideal Graphics, $1,696.50 to Virtus Solutions, $100 to the American Heart Association, $100 to the Troy University College Republicans, $100 to PLAS Sports Boosters, $2,525 to Troy Publications, $50 to Pike County elementary School, $30 to the Pike County Republican Women, $1,500 to Virtus Solutions, $1,150 to Troy Cable, $25 to Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, $925.14 to ALGOP, $1,500 to Virtus Solutions, $30 to Troy United Women’s League, $1,575 to Virtus Solutions, $216 to WTBF Radio, $1,500 to Virtus Solutions, $1,200 to Troy Cable, $1,650 to Virtus Solutions, $50 to Banks PTO, $50 to CHHS Band, $200 to the Alabama High School Rodeo Association, $1,575 to Virtus Solutions, $150 to the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, $643.10 to the Printing Press Inc., $3,161 to Ideal Graphics, $1,500 to Virtus Solutions, $250 to the Charles Henderson Athletic Foundation, $1,794 to Virtus Solutions, $250 to Pike County High School Athletic Boosters, $400 to Pike County Cattlemen’s Association, $400 to South Alabama Pro-Rodeo Classic, $250 to Goshen High School Sports Boosters, $240 to Ariton Athletic Club, $250 to G.W. Long High School, $3,500 to Virtus Solutions and $534.10 to Ideal Graphics.
The two candidates have one more month to raise and spend money before the Republican primary on Tuesday, June 5. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Republican nominee will face Democratic nominee Joel Lee Williams in the general election.