With pre-election fundraising reports now in, it’s time to see how much money candidates have raised so far for their campaigns in Fayetteville.
State law requires any opposed municipal candidate who received or spent more than $500 to file official reports with the County Clerk’s office. As part of the requirements, each candidate must list all contributions over $50 and all expenditures over $100. The reports are to cover all campaign activity through Oct. 29.
According to finance and expenditure reports filed this week, Fayetteville’s mayoral candidates have raised more than $74,000 this election season. In the City Council races, candidates for Fayetteville aldermen have raised over $41,000.
Final campaign contribution and expenditure reports for all municipal candidates are due 30 days after the end of the month in which the candidate’s name appears on the ballot, which is Dec. 30.
Mayor Lioneld Jordan raised the most money, gathering $38,932 in monetary contributions from over 140 donors. He did not report any personal loans to his campaign. Jordan’s largest donations included $2,700 each from Bentonville brothers Steuart and Tom Walton, grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Jordan also received $2,000 from developer Hunter Haynes of Rogers; $2,000 from John Meeks of Chambers Bank; $1,000 from former Arkansas Senator and current Justice of the Peace Sue Madison; $1,000 from Timothy and Carl Spainhour; $1,000 from Jeff and Sara Koenig; and $500 each from Carl Collier of Collier Drug Stores, and Justice of the Peace Eva Madison. He has so far spent $26,014 on advertisements, consulting services, campaign materials and a website.
Developer Tom Terminella raised the second-most amount of money in the mayor’s race, reporting $35,015 from more than 38 donors. Terminella loaned his campaign $12,956. Large donations include $5,400 from Bryan Hunt, son of J.B. Hunt, and his wife Amanda, of Springdale; $2,700 from the Arkansas Realtors Political Action Committee; $2,700 from Fayetteville attorney Brenda Vassaur-Taylor; $2,500 from north Fayetteville landowner Neal Pendergraft; $2,500 from Blake Hanby, owner of City Title & Closing in Springdale; $2,000 from Dr. Paul Hendrycy; and $2,000 from Ethan and Charley Rogers of Clarksville. Terminella has so far spent the most money, reporting $40,332 in expenditures for advertisements, campaign materials, web services, video production, and an airplane banner.
Local resident Ron Baucom raised no money, and spent only $88 of personally donated money to buy a newspaper ad and some business cards. Baucom did not list any other contributions or expenditures on his pre-election report.
Ward 1, Position 2 candidates
Minister and author Paul Phaneuf raised and spent the most money in Ward 1, reporting $5,200 in contributions from nine donors. His top donations include $2,000 from the Arkansas Realtors Political Action Committee, $1,000 from Fayetteville Alderman John La Tour, $500 from Michael and Allison Dillingham and $500 from Joe and Susan Terminella. He also received $250 from mayoral candidate Tom Terminella. Phaneuf reported only $139 in loans to his campaign, but listed expenditures totaling nearly $7,000 for advertising and campaign materials.
Alderwoman Sarah Marsh raised the least in the Ward 1 race, reporting $2,834 from more than 19 donors. She did not report any personal loans to her campaign. Marsh’s largest donations were $500 from Community by Design owner Brian Teague and $250 from Niederman Enterprises. She reported spending $2,445 for advertising and campaign materials.
Ward 2, Position 2 candidates
Alderman Matthew Petty raised and spent the most money in Ward 2, reporting $3,749 in campaign contributions from over 21 donors. He did not loan his campaign any money, but reported $1,900 worth of personal web services. His top donations include $750 from Community by Design owner Brian Teague, $200 from Michael Clark, and $199 from Greg Dexter. Petty has spent $3,180 on advertising and campaign materials.
Justice of the Peace Gary McHenry reported $3,200 in contributions from four donors, including $2,700 from the NWA Board of Realtors Political Action Committee and $250 from mayoral candidate Tom Terminella. He did not report any personal loans to his campaign. McHenry has so far spent $2,525 on campaign ads and materials.
Ward 3, Position 2 candidates
Local Realtor Sarah Bunch raised the most money in Ward 3, reporting $8,325 in contributions from 19 donors. She loaned her campaign $500. Her donations include $2,700 each from Steuart and Tom Walton, $850 from various members of the Bunch family and $250 from current Ward 3 Alderman Martin Schoppmeyer. Bunch has so far spent $5,529 on advertising and campaign materials.
Planning Commissioner Tracy Hoskins raised the second-most money in Ward 3, reporting $4,051 in contributions from more than 16 donors. He loaned his campaign $10,820 in cash and credit card payments. Hoskins’ top donations include $500 from Realtor Clinton Bennett, $500 from Realtor Robert Hopmann, $500 from Windstar Real Estate Investments and $350 from Doug Lynch of Citizens Bank. He also received $200 from former Ward 3 Alderman Bobby Ferrell and $100 from State Rep. Charlie Collins. Hoskins has so far spent $9,138 on campaign ads and materials.
Youth intern Benjamin Harrison raised and spent the least in Ward 3, reporting $900 in contributions from at least three donors. He did not loan his campaign any money. Harrison received $500 from Hayden McIlroy and $250 from Mike Flynn. He has so far spent $894 on advertising and campaign materials.
Ward 4, Position 2 candidates
Alderman Alan Long raised the most money in Ward 4, reporting $9,815 in contributions from over 20 donors. He did not loan his campaign any money. Long’s top donations include $2,700 each from Steuart and Tom Walton, $1,500 from the NWA Board of Realtors Political Action Committee, and $400 from Kirk Thompson. Long reported spending $5,859 on consulting services, campaign ads and materials.
Minister Nathan Allen reported $3,450 in contributions from nine donors, including $1,000 from Joe Terminella, $1,000 from Charlie Sloan, $500 from Rob Stanley and $250 from mayoral candidate Tom Terminella. Allen loaned his campaign $1,826. He has so far spent $3,113 on campaign ads and materials.
2016 Pre-election Campaign Report
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Source: Washington County Clerk’s Office