Moore reveals contributors

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 23, 2004

MONTGOMERY – Demopolis City Councilman and candidate for Senate District 24 Thomas Moore was the lone man to file his Fair Campaign Practices Act reports by Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline.

Moore filed his 10- to 5-day report in the Secretary of State’s office and reported contributions of $25,130 and campaign expenditures of $21,514.12.

The financial disclosure reports are required by law, but the law lacks any major penalties should they not be filed.

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Moore faces State Rep. Bryant Melton and State Rep. Bobby Singleton of Hale County in the race for the seat left vacant by long-time State Sen. Charles Steele, who resigned earlier this summer.

A lone Republican, James E. Carter has filed a 45-day waiver report, reporting no contributions and no expenditures.

Moore picked up money from 21 sources of more than $150, and reported non-itemized contributions $2,080.

Seven political action committees – known as PACs – contributed $18,350, according to the report filed by Moore with Secretary of State Nancy Worley.

PACs contributing to the Moore’s campaign are:

Bi-PAC, $4,850;

A-Vote Voice of the Teachers, $5,000;

J. Rudolph Davidson STA PAC, $1,000;

SEA-PAC, $1,500;

Green Tree PAC, $500;

CAREPAC, $500; and

Artur Davis for Congress, $5,000.

Moore’s corporate donors included:

Gulf States Paper, $500;

NHS Management, LLC, $250;

Crowne Management, LLC, $250;

Manley, Treager, Perry&Stapp, $400; and

Windham Motors, $500.

Individuals donating to Moore’s campaign were:

Gwendolyn Turner, $300;

W.W. Dinning Jr., $350;

Michael Walters, $150;

Judy B. Martin, $200;

David E. Potts, $300;

Lucius Rayfield, $500;

Alex Braswell, $250;

Michael Marshall, $250; and

Nathan Watkins Jr., $500.

Expenditures for advertising were $11,858.14; for consultants/polling, $4,050 and he spent $1,835.83 on administrative items.

Food, lodging and transportation rounded out the expense category.

The election is Oct. 26.