Circuit judge candidates report campaign finances

Published 6:37 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Editor’s note: This article was corrected to fix a miscalculation of Sonny Reagan’s and Josh Wilson’s cash contributions.

The two candidates vying to become the next circuit judge of Pike County have been gathering up contributions to spend on advertising as the Republican primary approaches.

Sonny Reagan, an Enterprise attorney and former assistant attorney general, has raised and spent the most in the race prior to May.

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In addition to his $25,061 in cash contributions from the time he began his campaign in July 2017 to April 2018, Reagan also loaned himself $16,499.48 and received in-kind contributions totaling $1,000.

Wilson raised a total of $22,245 through April, starting in November 2017 as well as $750 in in-kind contributions.

Reagan has poured out $29,658.37 back into campaigning for the seat, while Wilson has spent $18,999.73.

Reagan has received cash contributions of  $500 from Donald Pittman, $850 from Alabama First Political Action Committee, $2,200 from Mainstream Political Action Committee, $100 from Dorothy Locke, $250 from Christopher Murphy, $145 from Rufus Allen, $150 from Joe P. Stewart, $150 from Myers Bruso Jr., $140 from Milton Trawick, $200 from Ted Watson, $120 from Christy Eddins, $500 from Coldwell Banker, $500 from Josh Blades, $250 from Matt Lempke, $200 from the Law Office of Patrick Mahaney, $200 from James Dobbs, $150 from Charles Defarnette, $1,425 from Mainstream PAC,  $1,900 from BizPAC, $1,425 from First Decade PAC, $250 from J.W. Godwin, $250 from Gwen Gilley, $300 from Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, $250 from Mike Pennington, and $6,000 from BizPAC. His in-kind contributions were $500 of advertising from Ritual Day Spa and $500 of advertising from Watergate Mortgage.

Wilson has received contributions of $500 from Beasley Allen, $250 from Fleming Brooks, $5,000 from Jessica Smith, $500 from Felix Hernandez, $5,000 from Paul Young, $500 from Scott Byrd, $500 from Chris Hudson, $200 from Scott Kelley, $300 from Roy Medley, $495 from Susan Neuwein, $150 from Hamp Baxley, $500 from Tim Whitehead, $250 from Cook Chevrolet, $500 from Amanda Moore, $300  from Terry Hudson, $500 from Brett and Nicki Bryan, $500 from Beasley Allen, $150 from Lewis Fannin, $2,500 from Josh and Jill Wilson, $1,000 from Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge and Driggers, $300 from Paul J. Anderson, $200 from Alice Wilson, $200 from Charles E. Kelley, $300 from David Bailey, $200 from Joe Lasseter, and $200 from Paul J. Anderson Jr. His in-kind contribution of $750 came from Scott Byrd.

Reagan has given amounts of  $12,000 to Kim Gantt, $1,100 to Davis Direct, $850 to Troy Cable, $747.74 to Quality Printing, $3,500 to Davis Direct, (another) $3,500 to Davis Direct, $655.09 to Quality Printing, $2,236 to Davis Direct, $1,199.48 to the Alabama Republican Party, $1,002.80 to Quality Printing, $670.35 to Quality Printing, $125 to the Elba Clipper, $720 to Tyler Mock, $752 to QST Publications, $100 to Pilot Club, and $500 to Weevil 101 FM.

Wilson listed expenditures of $102 to the U.S. Postal Service, $808.63 to, $103.63 to Hobby Lobby, $562.60 to Sams Club, $2,236.98 to Vinyl Tech, $145.19 to Form and Function, $250 to Moseley Studios, $280.68 to Aureus International, $253.43 to Aureus International, $1,199.48 to ALGOP, $723.16 to Coffee County GOP, $476.32 to Pike County GOP, $134.87 to Office Depot, $1,966.29 to Vinyl Tech, $4,500 to Durden Outdoors, $1,452.40 from Vinyl Tech, $60.49 from Zazzle Inc., $335 from Bell Media, $210.49 to BuildaSign, $381.50 to Moseley Studios, $1,823.11 to Vinyl Tech, $83.11 to Office Depot, $335 to Bell Media, $30.40 to Office Depot, $75 to Facebook, $196.20 Aureus International, and $149.64 to BuildaSign.

The two candidates will face off on June 5 in the Republican primary. There are no other candidates running for the seat.