Nov. 3, 2016 — Samuel Park has raised a respectable $44,000 for his 2016 House race, thanks in part to his involvement in Democratic activities in recent years. He’s also drawn a good bit support from Gwinnett County’s Korean-American community.
Nov. 1, 2016 — Members of Atlanta’s legal community — led by the firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, where she was an associate from 2002 to 2008 — are Elena Parent’s biggest backers. They’ve kicked in more than $221,000 in campaign donations, nearly 40 percent of her total. Parent has also received more than $26,000 from Home Depot, where her husband was once deputy general counsel, and current and former executives.
Nov. 1, 2016 — Kenneth Quarterman has raised $858 in political donations over six campaigns for the Legislature. He’s put more than $1,200 of personal funds into those campaigns.
Nov. 1, 2016 — Lane Flynn, a first-time candidate, has raised more than $21,000 — or 60 percent of all his donations — fro Republican lawmakers. He’s also expected to benefit from two mailings paid for by PRICE PAC, a new SUPER PAC funded by U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s campaign committee.
Nov. 1, 2016 — Scott Holcomb is one of several Atlanta-area legislators whose financial support comes from, well, other Atlanta-area lawyers. Lawyers and law firms from the metro area have given Holcomb’s campaign more than $98,000 — roughly one-fourth of his total contributions. Other attorneys have donated $30,000 more.
Oct. 30, 2016 — Georgia’s small-loan companies are Emory Dunahoo’s most generous campaign donors. He’s raised more than $44,000 from them, or about 30 percent of all his contributions, and seven of his top 10 donors are in the industry. Most of these donations are clustered in the spring after each legislative session: $10,250 in 2013, $5,000 in 2014, $4,750 in 2015, and $7,350 in 2016.
Oct. 30, 2016 — Jones’s campaign has raised $7,000 in political donations and, at last report, had just $1,201 in the bank.
Oct. 30, 2016 — Kimberly Alexander has raised a modest $40,000 for her four legislative races. Her top donors represent standard Democratic interests — trial lawyers, educators and unions.
Oct. 30, 2016 — Bruce Emory has self-financed his entire campaign so far in 2016, according to his financial disclosures. Through Oct. 25, he’d spent about $6,500 of personal funds on the race and reported no outside donors.
Oct. 28, 2016 — When state regulators told Clay Cox in 2009 that his business wasn’t following the rules, he didn’t give up. He just tried to change the rules.
Cox, CEO of Professional Probation Services, sponsored a bill to defang the state agency overseeing companies, like his, that manage misdemeanor probation in city and county courts across Georgia.
Cox insisted the measures posed no conflict and wouldn’t help the company “in the slightest.” State records, though, show Cox’s company was in a dispute with the council over the very issues that his bill addressed.
Radjabov, a Soviet emigre making his first run for elected office, ran a largely self-financed campaign. He raised $11,000 through Oct. 25 while one of his businesses, RH Care in Sparta, Tenn., loaned it more than $75,000.
Oct. 25, 2016 — Erick Allen, a former administrator at the state Department of Behavioral Health, has raised more than $62,000 for two legislative races. His top donors include two unions — the Teamsters and the Electrical Workers — as well as current and former Democratic elected officials.