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Wiseman's funding dwarfed mayoral opponents

 

Tim Pratt

 

STARKVILLE -- A look at the campaign finance reports from the Starkville municipal election this spring shows a significant disparity in the amount of contributions made to each candidate.  

 

Incoming Mayor Parker Wiseman received more than $43,000 in donations, which dwarfed his competition, according to campaign finance reports filed with the city clerk''s office. 

 

Republican Marnita Henderson, who lost to Wiseman June 2 in the general election, received just $7,178 in political contributions.  

 

Matt Cox, who lost to Wiseman in the Democratic runoff election May 19, had received $24,250 as of May 13, which were the last figures available.  

 

Incumbent Mayor Dan Camp, who lost to Cox and Wiseman in the Democratic primary election on May 5, received $21,473.98 as of May 1. Camp then donated $1,000 to Wiseman''s campaign prior to the general election.  

 

Wiseman also received a $970.70 contribution from Brooks Holstein, developer of the proposed CottonMill Marketplace project. Holstein had made a $500 donation to Camp prior to the primary election. 

 

The disparity in financial contributions was smaller among incoming Board of Aldermen members. 

 

Incoming Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver received $2,100 in contributions as of May 26, which were the last available figures. 

 

Sandra Sistrunk, who will replace Rodney Lincoln as Ward 2 alderman, received $1,730.14 in contributions.  

 

Incoming Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker brought in $3,225 in contributions, while incumbent Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey received $950. 

 

In Ward 5, Jeremiah Dumas received $3,079.99, as of May 26, while in Ward 7 incoming Alderman Henry Vaughn Sr. reported $860 in contributions.  

 

Unopposed Vice Mayor and Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins reported no donations as of April 9. 

 



 

 

A listing of itemized contributions over $200 reported by candidates for mayor, and the winning alderman candidates: 

 

 

 

Mayor Parker Wiseman 

 

Campaign contributions 

 

Parker and Lindsey Wiseman, Starkville: $1,100 

 

Jeremy Slocum, Homewood, Ala.: $1,000 

 

Roy and Amy Smith, Jackson: $1,000 

 

Ben Needham, Washington D.C.: $500 

 

Sid Salter, Forrest: $500 

 

Alex Karr, Alexandria, Va.: $485.20 

 

James and Claire Haltom, Memphis, Tenn.: $425 

 

Gabe Roberts, Nashville, Tenn.: $400 

 

David O''Neal, Atlanta, Ga.: $300 

 

Vollor Law Firm, Starkville: $300 

 

Sara Peters, Tupelo: $672.22 

 

Ruth Thompson, Chapel Hill, N.C.: $300 

 

Sean Cupit, Jackson: $250 

 

Conrad Lucas, Huntington, W.V.: $250 

 

WM Yeager, Jackson: $250 

 

McLaurin Law Firm, Brandon: $250 

 

Ben Lang, Oxford: $248.25 

 

Kelly McWhirter, New Orleans, La.: $200 

 

Russell Jolly, Houston: $200 

 

Ben Mount, Durham, N.C.: $200 

 

John and Shirley Harper, Starkville: $200 

 

Stephen Edds, Flowood: $200 

 

Baker Donaldson MS PAC, Jackson: $200 

 

Everett Kennard, Starkville: $200 

 

Tommie Cardin, Clinton: $200 

 

May Needham, Laurel: $2,500 

 

Marc Harrold, Fairfax, Va.: $290.70 

 

Brandon and Natalie Jolly, Madison: $200 

 

Bryan Champlin, Starkville: $350 

 

Blake Macon, Arlington, Va.: $1,500 

 

Ben Needham, Washington D.C.: $2,500 

 

Linda Southward, Starkville: $400 

 

Cindy Stevens, Alexandria, Va.: $485.20 

 

Andrew Ouart, Oxford: $250 

 

Welch Entertainment LLC, Starkville: $500 

 

Brad Morris, U.S. Congress Chief of Staff: $564.92 

 

J.C. Patton Jr., Starkville: $300 

 

Bill Smith, Jackson: $500 

 

Crawley Law Office, Louisville: $500 

 

Lorenzo Crowell, Starkville: $500 

 

Kitty Henry, Starkville: $1,637 

 

Linda Southward $100 (as of 5/17, that''s 400 aggregate) 

 

William C. Reeves, Jackson: $500 

 

Danny Cupit, Jackson: $250 

 

Dan Camp, Starkville: $1,000 

 

William Liston, Winona: $500 

 

D. Brooks Holstein, Biloxi: $970.70 

 

Sean Cupit, Jackson: $242.45 

 

John K. Davis, Starkville: $500 

 

Jeremy Slocum, Homewood, Ala.: $500 

 

Kitty Henry, Starkville: $250 

 

Carl and Lynda Nuzzo, Starkville: $400 

 

J & J Fitness, Starkville: $400 

 

Total: $43,164.96 (year-to-date as of June 1) 

 

 

 

Republican mayoral candidate Marnita Henderson 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

Mary Catherine Cole, Starkville: $500 

 

Charles and Marnita Henderson, Starkville, $2,100 

 

Charles Scarbrough, Starkville: $500 

 

Dan and Sherry Moreland, Starkville: $500 

 

Kitty Henry, Starkville: $400 

 

Total: $7,178 (year-to-date as of June 6) 

 

 

 

Democratic mayoral candidate Matt Cox 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

Janice Rhodes, Starkville: $500 

 

E.B. White III, Starkville: $1,000 

 

S.P. Vance, Starkville: $250 

 

Ron Cossman, Starkville: $202 

 

Starkville Computers, Starkville: $500 

 

Jeffrey Rupp, Starkville: $201 

 

Mike Buehler, Starkville: $1,250 

 

Mike Tagert, Starkville: $300 

 

Lewko Properties, Starkville: $2,500 

 

Milo Interactive, Starkville: $2,500 

 

Tom Stennis, Starkville: $500 

 

Ben and Amy West, Starkville: $250 

 

Skip and Gwen Shelton, Starkville: $1,000 

 

Total: $24,250 (year-to-date as of May 13) 

 

 

 

Incumbent Mayor Dan Camp 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

Frank Chiles, Starkville: $250 

 

Tommie Zacharias, Starkville: $300 

 

Dan Templeton, Decatur, Ga.: $250 

 

William Defoe, Ridgeland: $250 

 

Opal Austin, Starkville: $250 

 

J.P. Doss, Maben: $500 

 

Will Lake, Starkville: $500 

 

Richard Puckett, Jackson: $1,000 

 

Harry Bell III, Starkville: $250 

 

Rowan Taylor, Jackson: $1,000 

 

J.C. Patton, Starkville: $500 

 

Patrick Bryan, Starkville: $500 

 

Jay Colbert, Houston: $500 

 

Roy Parker, Bolton: $500 

 

HM Williams Construction, Tupelo: $300 

 

William Smith, Jackson: $500 

 

William Reeves, Jackson: $500 

 

Brooks Holstein, Biloxi: $500 

 

Richard Adkerson, Phoenix, Ariz.: $1,000 

 

David Crawley III, Louisville: $700 

 

Dan Camp, Starkville: $680 

 

Gemma Camp, Starkville: $923.98 (in-kind services) 

 

Alliance Business Services, Ridgeland: $750 (in-kind printing) 

 

First State Bank, Waynesboro: $1,000 

 

Tommy Siler Jr., Ridgeland: $250 

 

Total: $21,473.98 (year-to-date as of June 1) 

 

 

 

Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

Total: $2,100 (year-to-date as of May 26) 

 

 

 

Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

Total: $1,730.14 (year-to-date as of June 10) 

 

 

 

Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

Total: $3,225 (year-to-date as of May 23) 

 

 

 

Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

Total: $950 (year-to-date as of May 26) 

 

 

 

Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

James Russell Dumas Jr., Prentiss: $500 

 

Total: $3,079.99 (year-to-date as of May 26) 

 

 

 

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

Total: $0 (year-to-date as of April 9) 

 

 

 

Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn Sr. 

 

Campaign contributions: 

 

Total: $860 (year-to-date as of April 27) 

 

 

 

Figures provided by the Starkville city clerk''s office

 

 

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