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November 4, 2012

Tucker leads Coffman in financial support

— Incumbent Limestone County License Commissioner Greg Tucker leads his opponent, surveyor Ronnie Coffman, in raising money for the Limestone County License Commissioner race.

Tucker’s contributors include state and county employees. Coffman’s contributors include many individual supporters and some former candidates for local offices.

Greg Tucker

Tucker raised at least $24,175 in contributions plus added $9,000 of his own money between December 2011 and October, according to campaign-finance reports filed in the Limestone County Probate Judge Office in Athens.

Among Tucker’s contributors, so far, are:

Individuals: Kendell Phillips, $250; Chad Davis, $250; Charles Page Jr., $300; Michael Blakely, $200; Jimmy Leach, $50; Addie Wilson, $1,040; Michael Davis, $1,000; Ron Birdwell, $370 for rent; Ron and Cindy Birdwell, $1,500; Randal and Melinda Mashburn,  $300; Michael Davis, $200; Larry and Ruth Lewis, $700; Robbie Tucker, $460; Michael Blakely, $100; Christopher Looney, $300; David E. Ruf Farms LLC, $300; Rosemary Moore, $110; Franklin and Virginia Coffield, $240; Steve Hobbs, $200; Dan Totten, Athens, $500; and Mickey Haddock, $250.

Businesses: Davis & Cole LLP of Athens, $500.

Political Action Committees: Limestone County Democratic Executive Committee, $1,400;

In-kind contributions: Jimmy and Kim Leach, $170 in advertising; and Jon Collins, $250 in equipment;

Loans to self: Greg Tucker, $9,000; 

Cash: $13,235.

Ending balance on Oct. 31: $3,973 after paying for advertising, marketing, dinner events, signs, helium tank, etc.

Ronnie Coffman

Friends of Ronnie Coffman, a Republican, raised at least $8,040 in contributions, plus Coffman added $988 of his own money between June and October, records show. Among Coffman’s contributors, so far, are:

Individuals: Alan and Lisa Coleman, $100; Patrick and Cindy Brunson, $25; Edward and Glenda Hart, $25; Rex and Rhonda Davis, $100; Wilson and Shirley Coffman, $500; Alfred and Wanda Smith, $25; James and Kay Williams, $100; Kirk and Monica Remkus, $200; Ralph and Georgia Arnold, $50; Benjamin and Beth Harrison, $50; John Plunk, $100; Linda and Gary Wilson, $100; Kristi Christopher, $100; Anthony Llewellyn, $100, Danny Barksdale, $100; Rex Davis, $100; Michael or Genna Millsap, $100; Brad Pullum, $200; Jerry Hill, $100; and Brad Pullum, $140.

Political Action Committee: Limestone County Republican Executive Committee, $3,000; and Limestone County Republican Party, $1,000.

Loans to self: Ronnie Coffman to Friends of Ronnie Coffman, $988.

Cash: $1,725.

Ending balance on Oct. 24: $497.80 after paying for yard signs, campaign advertising, rent for campaign office, T-shirts, fence post for signs, business cards, door hangers, sign at East Limestone High School football stadium, etc.

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