Campaign signs dot nearly every corner of Hendersonville, mailboxes are stuffed full of literature touting (or bashing) one candidate or another, and the faces of local candidates beam from billboards and television screens.
In less than two weeks Hendersonville will re-elect or elect a new mayor and six aldermen. Here’s a comprehensive list of who has donated to local campaigns leading up to the Nov. 3 election, and how much money each candidate has to spend going into the home stretch, according to campaign finance disclosure statements filed with the Sumner County Election Office.
Hendersonville mayoral candidates
Incumbent mayor Jamie Clary reported a beginning balance of $66,574.78 for the reporting period between July 1 and Sept. 30, according to recent disclosures. Clary received $19,290.40 during the reporting period and spent $28,638.78. His balance on hand on Sept. 30 was $57,226.40.
Those who have contributed $500 or more to Clary’s campaign for the entire election cycle include:
Gary and Cathy Neal, business owner, $500; SAR PAC $2,500; Ottis Jones $890 total; Lisa Smith $1,225 $1,325; Steve Knight $1,000; Jenny Fulks $1,000; Rhonda and Ryan Brennan $610; Rogers Group PAC $500; Steve Black $1,000; John Perona of Gallatin $510; Jane Hamm $1,600; MGM Industries $500; Gary Keoetters $1,500; Paul and Heather Leavitt, $500; Bob and Lori Pospisil $750; Christa and Greg Yandell $2,000; Nita Allen $1,600; Tom and Barbara Brennan $555; Barbara Allen $600; Steve and Marilyn Elbert $2,500; J. K. and Erica Brister $2,500; Tim Coleman of Goodlettsville $1,600; Lance Bentley $500; Sherri Hodde $500; David and Diane Black of Gallatin $1,000; Cindy Garrison $500; Terry Huffman $500; Charles Brewton $500; Ted Lyon $500; Peter Smith $1,600; Brian Poore $500; James Rollins $700; Fred and Anna Culbreath $3,200; Randy and Cindy Stamps $1,500; Keith and Leslie Loven $500; Marty Wolinski $500.
Clary paid $18,411 himself in in-kind contributions for items like advertising, printing and postage, according to campaign finance disclosures. They also show that he contributed $15,000 to his campaign and refunded $10,000 of that contribution.
Clary’s challenger, Brenda Payne reported a balance on hand of $61,250 at the beginning of the reporting period that ended Sept. 30. Payne received $21,990 during the same period and spent $47,491.55, leaving her with an on-hand balance of $35,748.54.
Those who have contributed $500 or more to Payne’s campaign for the entire election cycle include:
Baylor Bone of Baylor Bone Interiors $1,600; Joy Carter $600; Milton Curtis $500; Lisa Gentry $1,400; Robert Goodall of Goodall Builders $1,500; Jamie Lane $1,600; Kim Luckey $1,400; Henry Meador $500; Davis F. Merwin $500; Attorney Patrick Parker $500; Sean Roach, CPA $600; Allen Schemmel $500; Ron Stone of Gallatin $1,000; David Vandenbergh, $500; Kennest Verble $500; Don Ames $550; Carol Ernst $650; Darlene Rawls, $1,100; Richard Rowlett of Goodlettsville $500; Mary Anna Womeldorf $1,000; Matt Stamper $1,000; Thomas Elsten $1,000; Dawn Linn $1,000; Randell Smith $1,600; Jennifer Houdeshell $1,000; Turkey Creek Cattle Co., LLC $1,600; Moonlight Properties LLC $1,600; Market Graphics Research Group of Franklin, Tenn., $500; Bridgestone/Firestone Tire $1,000; Amanda Hite $1,600; James Houdeshell of Firestone Tire $1,200; Drew Maddux $500; Kelly McDaniel $500; James Owen $500; James Smart of Gallatin $1,600; The Kelly Law Firm $1,000; Gaskin Brothers, Inc. $1,000; Wallace Custom Builders LLC $1,000; McCarroll Company Inc. $1,000; Crusinsports Inc., Gallatin, $1,000; Pioneer Coach, Inc., Madison $1,000; International Consortium $1,000; Sumner Roofing and Exteriors $1,000; Regina Bartlett $1,000; Michael Bair of Gallatin $1,000; Mary Tabor $1,600; Baron Lowe $1,000; David Kimbrough $1,600; Cheryl Bretz $1,000; Regina Scott $1,000; Frances Marcou $1,050; Tammy Hayes $1,000; Thomas Haygood $1,000; Virginian Tomkins $500; Jim Harrison, Jr., Gallatin, $1,000; Thomas Saunders $500; Barry Lee $1,000; Michael Gaughan $1,000; Donovan Ames $500; Luther McDaniel $1,000; Rhonda Holt $1,000; Terry Calonge of Gallatin $1,000; Robert Klein $1,000; Tim McAuley $500; Barbara McGinnis $1,000; Michael Isaacson $1,500; Katherin Isaacson $1,500; Jennifer Finlin $1,000; Jan Smith $500; Leisa Byars $1,000; Dawn Linn $500; Marshall Cook $500; Jama Cook $500; Jalene Brown $1,500; Kori Langford $500; Anna Langford $500; Andrew Bolt $1,000; Christy Smith $500; Robert Jennings $1,000 total; Carol Incorvaia $800; Mike Incorvaia $800; Pat Connor $500; Olympian Construction $500; Tom Tucker of Goodlettsville $1,500; Don Claussen $1,050 total; Craig Phillip of Nashville $500; Fred Culbreath $1,600; Don Bruce $1,000; Glynn Young $1,000; Andrea Odum $800; Wilda Dodson of Gallatin $500; Eddie Phillips of Goodlettsville $1,000; Charles Bone $1,600.
Payne paid $565.88 herself in in-kind donations of postage and expenses related to a fundraiser, according to the disclosure statements.
Aldermen disclosure statements
Incumbent Mark Skidmore had a zero balance on hand at the beginning of the July 1-Sept. 30 reporting period, according to recent disclosure statements filed with the Sumner County Election Office.
Skidmore received $2,000 this reporting period and spent $818.57, leaving him with a balance of $1,181 going into the last four weeks of the campaign.
Contributors included John and Barbara Evans $1,000; Michael and Elaine Walker $500 and Timothy Coleman of Goodlettsville $500.
Skidmore’s challenger, political newcomer Kayce Johnson Smith, also started the reporting period with a zero campaign fund balance. Smith received $6,955; spent $2,969.84; and ended the period with a balance on-hand of $3,985.16.
Contributors include Ben Glover of Raleigh, N.C., $500; Stephen Davis of Nashville $500; Tara Sanders of Gallatin $300; Keith Dennen $250; Amanda Hite $250; Zach Young of Goodlettsville $250; Misti Dian of Brentwood $250; Ronald Shepard of Gallatin $200; and Megan Schultz $200.
Records also show that Smith loaned her campaign $1,0000.
Incumbent Scott Sprouse started the reporting period with a zero balance. Sprouse received $7,792 during the most recent reporting period; spent $987 and had a balance on-hand of $6,804.
Sprouse’s contributors during the entire election cycle included:
Milton Curtis $150); Jamie Houdeshell $1,000; Floyd Wilkerson $500; Charles Bone $200; Leslie Harrison of Gallatin $250; Robert Goodall of Goodall Homes $500; Tim Wheeler of Tim Wheeler Construction $300; John Evans $1,000; Robert Deblasio $200; Bill Sprouse $500; Sprouse for Alderman 2016 $892.
Lee Peterson, Sprouse’s challenger, started the last reporting period with a balance of $2,202.73. Peterson raised $4,009 and spent $2,661, leaving him with a balance on hand of $3,550.64.
Those who contributed to Peterson’s campaign during the entire election cycle included:
Dennis Brown, CPA, $300; Stacy Alessio, $1,000; Sumner County Republican Assembly $500; Mark P. Smith $300; Jeffrey T. Coker $250; Jim Waters $200; Gail Scott $200); Brian Silkwood CPA $250; Rhonda Brennan $150 and Louisa Clary $110.
Russ Edwards, who is running unopposed, received $1,000 during the most recent reporting period, but since Edwards didn’t receive or spend more than $1,000, he is not required to disclose the details of the $1,000.
Incumbent Andy Bolt started the current reporting period with a balance on hand of $1,942. Bolt received $8,100 and spent $4,141 leaving him with a balance on-hand of $5,900.
Those who contributed to Bolt’s campaign include:
Hendersonville Firestone $1,000; John Evans $1,000; Ken Verble $1,000; Len Jannaman $200; Tammy Hayes $150; Arlene Cunningham $200; Matthew Morris $250; Cheryl Bretz $200; and Leslie Harrison of Gallatin $400.
Karen Dixon, Bolt’s challenger reported a beginning balance of $1,892 for the most recent reporting period. Dixon received $1,721.50 in contribution and spent - $914, leaving an on-hand balance of $2,698.
Those who contributed to Dixon’s campaign include:
Donnie Till of Gallatin $500; Mark and Lisa Smith $200; Sumner County Republican Assembly $500; Jane Hamm $200; Chris Spencer $500; Vernon Keith Dixon husband $1,300; and Rhonda Brennan $250.
In Ward 5, two newcomers are vying for an open seat vacated by Darrell Woodcock who is not seeking re-election.
Rachel Collins started the reporting period with an on-hand last balance of $7,949.68. Collins received $2,500 and spent $5,775, leaving her with a balance of $4,674.
Contributors to Collins’ campaign included:
Marry Keller $50; Rick and Jen Yamin $425; Cole and Denise Shepherd of Gallatin $500; Amy and Keith Dennen $350; Josh and Andrea Perona $200; Amanda Hite $500; Georgia Varble of Portland $250; Jonathan and Jennifer Chestnut $250; Donna Sterban $200; Charles Bone $250.
Craig Garton, who is also running for alderman in Ward 5, started the reporting period with $1,088; collected $4,600 and spent $3,060, leaving him with an on-hand balance of $2,627.54.
Among those who contributed to Garton’s campaign are:
Chris Spencer $500; Jeff Coker $250; Jason Stewart $250; Charles Hastey $150; Mark Smith $200; Regina Carpenter $200; Sumner County Republican Assembly $500; Maple Motors, Inc. $500; Ward 4 candidate Karen Dixon $200; Starlis Keen $125.
In Ward 6, Incumbent Jim Waters started the reporting period with $893 in his coffers. Waters received $2,000 and spent $3,309 leaving him with a balance of $365.83.
Contributors to Waters’ campaign included:
John Evans $1,000; Chris Spencer $500; Sumner County Republican Assembly $500; Lee Peterson $200; Jamie Houdeshell of Bridgestone Fire $1,000; and Marvin Buckhardt $200. Waters also donated $450 to his own campaign.
Cassie Cummings, one of Waters’ challengers, started the reporting period with a zero balance. Cummings raised $5,315.25; and spent $5,314.72, leaving her with a balance on hand on Sept. 30 with 53 cents.
Contributors to Cummings’ campaign included:
Andrew Kerr of Mt. Laurel, N.J. $1,000; Doreen Kerr of Lenoir City, Tenn. $500; Michael Johnson $300; Edward Banai of Indialantic, Fla. $200; Jo Ann Cummings of Kingsport, Tenn. $130; Carole DeBellis of Lagrangeville, N. Y. $200. Cummings donated $2,044.72 to her own campaign.
Matt Stamper, a former alderman who is also challenging Waters in Ward 6, started the reporting period with $41,000 after previously loaning his campaign $40,000, according to previous disclosure statements. Stamper raised $9,975 and spent $27,611.45, leaving him with an on-hand balance of $23,463. Stamper has paid himself back $15,000, according to the statements.
Those who have contributed to Stamper’s campaign include:
David Kimbrough $1,500; Land Solutions Company, LLC $1,000; Floyd Wilkinson $500; JGLG, LLC, $500; Mack McClung $1,600; Michael Isaacson $1,000; Jamie Lane $1,600; Arlene Cunningham $200 and David Giles $800.