Tuesday, May 12, 2015

1st Quarter update on Who is contributing to the David Fox campaign

David Fox
Mainly self funded, no lobbyist, nor the Court House Crowd, are financing this campaign.

I have examined Mr. Fox's 1st quarter report which is for the period that ended March 31st, 2015, which had a report due date of April 10th.

Mr. Fox began the quarter with a balance on hand of $1,046,361, had receipts of $437,569, and ended the period with a balance on hand of $1,136,158. The candidate loaned his campaign an additional $350,000 for a total loans outstanding of $1,400,000.

A review of this report shows the following contributions of interest: He got several contributions from people with the last name "Fox," which I assume is supportive family. Gilbert Fox contributed $1,500;  Robert Frist, grandson of HCA Holdings founder Thomas Frist Sr. and nephew of former United States Senator Bill Frist contributed $1,000; Vera Gardner, "book seller" with Parnassus books contributed an additional $750 for an aggregate contribution of $1,000; Ken Grant of New York City contributed $1,500; Stan Hardaway of Hardaway Construction, $1,000;  Orrin Ingram, President of Ingram Industries, $1,500; Renata Soto, Executive Director of Conexion Americas, $100; and Dr. Ming Wang of Wang Vision Institute, $500.

What is listed above is all of the people who contributed who I knew who they are, or who struck me as interesting in any way. This financial report is the most boring of any of the candidates.  It shows a couple other contribution from people from out of town, but a Google search did not find any interesting connections. This report shows no contributions from the regular movers and shakers, none from the court house crowd, no lobbyist contributors, no contributions from members of the Metro Council, no contributions from Political Action Committees, and no labor union contributions.

He has contributions form a lot of retired people, some educators, some lawyers, a few people in real estate, a few people associated with Vanderbilt University and a few from people associated with Lipscomb University,  some investment bankers, a distiller, a foot ware salesman, a few people in the health care industry and some people in the construction industry. Also, he had very few contributions of more than $500; he had a lot of $100 contributions.

Below is what I previously wrote when I reviews his initial report:

I have reviewed the campaign financial disclosure report of mayoral candidate David Fox and recognized very few of his contributors. There are not many contributors from the same profession, unlike the many Vanderbilt professors who have contributed to Megan Barry or the many attorneys who have contributed to Charles Bone. Fox's contributors seem to come from a broad variety of professions.

Most of Fox's campaign money comes from a loan he made his campaign of $1,050,000. He started the campaign report period with no money on hand, raised 1,303,030, spend 256,666, leaving a balance on hand of 1,046,363.

Out of state contributors include Patrick Colman of Old Greenwich CT $1,500; Benjamin Fox of Greenwich, CT $1,500; George Fox of Samfort, CT $1.500; Matthew Fox of Greenwich, CT $1,500; Pamela Fox of Greenwich, CT $1,500; Barbara Jonas of New York City $1,500; Henry Klein of Rye Brook, New York and March Klein of Rye Brook, New York $1,500; Laurel Miller of Greenwich, CT $1,500; Ellen Wolfson of Lawrence, NY $1,500; Donald Jonas of New York City $1,500; Kyle Miller of Greenwich, CT $1,500; and maybe six other contributors of $1,500 each from Greenwich CT. He must have a supportive family in Greenwich Connecticut.

Contributors of interest include Fred Dettwiller of Det Distributing $1,500, Walter Knestrick $1,500 and Sarah Knestrick $1,500, Mary Pierce of the Metro School Board $500 and Ryman Hospitality Properties PAC $1,000.

There are lots of important civic minded people in the city I don't know and you may recognize the names of some of his contributors that I do not. To view his campaign disclosure report follow this link.

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