Warren Gooch, the Democratic candidate for Anderson County mayor, raised more than four times as much in campaign contributions as his Republican opponent, Terry Frank, in the three-month reporting period that ended June 30.
Gooch, an Oak Ridge attorney, reported total contributions of $64,680, while Frank, a Clinton business owner, reported $15,193.
If a $6,479 loan from Frank to her campaign is included, Frank’s total receipts were $21,672, about one-third of Gooch’s.
Gooch also spent about four times as much as Frank—or $60,147 in total disbursements, compared to $14,070 for Frank, the campaign finance reports said.
In his 77-page report, Gooch reported he received 233 donations of more than $100 each. Those donations are called itemized contributions.
In her 17-page report, Frank reported 31 itemized contributions.
Gooch’s donors included executives, attorneys, Democratic Party leaders, and business owners in Oak Ridge, Clinton, Norris, Andersonville, Knoxville, and Nashville, and elected officials in Anderson County and Oak Ridge.
Frank’s donors included elected Tennessee and Anderson County officials and business executives and owners, health care professionals, and retirees in Oak Ridge, Clinton, Knoxville, Lenoir City, and Powell.
Gooch’s top contributors this election include Knoxville attorney J. Michael Winchester; self-employed corporate director R. Brad Martin of Memphis; Charles K. Slatery, owner of NFC Investments LLC in Memphis; Michael McWherter, owner of Central Distributors of Jackson; and W.T. Phillips Sr. of Knoxville, owner of Phillips and Jordan. They have all donated $1,400.
Others who contributed at least $1,000 to Gooch include Asbestos Workers PAC of Lanham, Md.; Jacqueline V. Whitside, president of MPi in Knoxville; Knoxville retiree Lorenzo Trimble; Knoxville retiree David Martin; Lambert Auto Parts LLC of Powell; Clinton retiree Patsy A. Meredith; and Marvin Hammond, Knoxville president emeritus of the Hallsdale-Powell Utility District.
Frank’s top donors this election include Stacey Campfield of Knoxville, who has contributed $2,800; Denny Phillips of Clinton, a cook who has donated $2,000; and “all-around awesome mom” Anne Phillips of Clinton, who has donated $1,400.
Others who have contributed at least $1,000 to Frank include Alan Parker, president of Energy Solutions in Oak Ridge, and physician Tadhg Hart and retiree Patricia Hart of Clinton.
Gooch’s top expenditures were $31,796 to TeamBlue Politics Inc. of Washington, D.C., for consulting, payroll, and cable television advertising; $8,920 to The Lamar Companies of Knoxville for advertising and artwork; $7,769 to Signs Unlimited of Clinton for signs; $2,668 to himself for T-shirts, door hangers, and cards; and $2,600 to Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, N.C., for polling.
Frank’s top expenditures were $2,378 to Victory Store of Davenport, Iowa, for signs; $1,886 to Comcast of Chattanooga for advertising; and $942 to Jerry Kelly of Knoxville for print and campaign materials.
Her total disbursements also included a $4,758 loan repayment.
Gooch also reported in-kind contributions of $18,706, including $11,500 from himself for media production; $1,400 each from Clinton retiree Alline McConkey and dentist William Salmons for food and beverages; and $1,153 for invitations and catering from the Atomic Trades and Labor Council of Oak Ridge.
Frank reported a $2,000 in-kind contribution from Robert Shagan of Knoxville for office space.
Gooch reported a balance of $30,088, including $25,554 remaining from the last reporting period. He had no outstanding loans.
Meanwhile, Frank reported a balance of $19,188 and outstanding loans of $12,907.