Lawson top fundraiser in Lyon commission race
November 1, 2006
Democrat Charles Lawson raised more money than his Republican opponent for the second campaign reporting period, which ended Oct. 31.
Lawson raised $7,178.85, with $15,168.98 overall.
His chief supporters have been Kathryn Crosby of Genoa, who gave $1,000; Roland Weddell of Carson City, who gave $1,000; COI Inc. of Stagecoach, which gave $4,000; Diamondback Properties of Carson City, which gave $1,000; Western Engineering Co. of Carson City, which gave $1,000 and BORPAC, which gave $1,000.
Larry McPherson, the Republican nominee for Lyon County Commission District II, raised $3,200 this reporting period, with $3,400 overall.
His largest contributors are the Central Lyon County Republican Central Committee, which donated $1,500; the Builders Association of Western Nevada, which gave $1,000; John Alexander of Dayton, who gave $500 and Assemblyman Tom Grady, who donated $250.
Among the sheriff’s candidates, Lyon County Sheriff’s Capt. Allen Veil raised $14,158.75 this reporting period, and $27,738.56 overall.
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His largest contributors were George and Dorothe Johannes of Dayton, who gave $2,000; Roberts Enterprises of Carson City, which gave $1,500; Robertson Cabinet and Fixtures of Carson City, which gave $1,500; R. Heifer, LLC of Yerington, which gave $1,000 and Lonnie’s Small Engine Co. of Yerington, which gave $1,000.
According to the Secretary of State’s Web site, sheriff candidate Charlie Duke, who filed his reports with that office, raised $23,662.30. Duke’s paperwork did not specify whether that was first or second period reporting, or both, or who donated to his campaign.
When candidates file their reports with the Secretary of State’s office, rather than the county clerk’s office, the reports are sent from Carson City to Yerington via snail mail, and therefore are not always available by the deadline.
Stephen Rye, running for Lyon County District attorney, raised $8,099 in the second reporting period, with $10,449 raised overall.
His largest contributors are the Central Lyon County Republican Central Committee, which gave $1,500; Steve and Cherie Rye, who gave $1,000; the RAHA Corp. of Mound House, which gave $700; Dini’s Lucky Club, which gave $500 and Woodburn and Wedge, which gave $500.
Campaign reports from Bob Auer’s campaign were not available because he filed them with the Secretary of State’s office.
School Board candidate Joseph Slabbinck has raised just $37.39 for this reporting period and $67.39 overall. Donations of less than $100 do not have to be listed individually.
Anthony Corrales has withdrawn from the campaign and endorsed Slabbinck, but Corrales’ name still appears on the ballot. No numbers from the Corrales campaign were available.
Silver Springs GID candidate Kay Bennett raised $550 in the second reporting period. She reported no donations during the first reporting period.
Her largest contributors were retiring Lyon County Commissioner Chet Hillyard of Silver Springs, who gave $200; Cornerstone Construction Co. of Silver Springs, which gave $250 and ERGS Inc. of Reno, which gave $100.
Also running for Silver Springs GID is Ray Johnson, who raised $200, all of them contributions of less than $100.
The only other Silver Springs GID candidate that reported any campaign donations was Dick Linderman, who received $400, with the largest contributor being ERGS Inc., which gave $100.
Walker River Justice of the Peace candidate Michael Fletcher raised $990 this reporting period, and $8,000 overall.
His largest contributors are Burt and Anna Skinner of Newport Beach, Calif., who gave $500; Brian Masini of Yerington, who gave $200; Harvey and Marion Pinkerton of Yerington, and David and Angelina Fulstone. The latter couples gave $100 each.
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