Wiseman's Funding Dwarfed Mayoral Opponents


STARKVILLE — A look at the campaign finance reports from the Starkville municipal election this spring shows a significant disparity in the amount of contributions made to each candidate.

Incoming Mayor Parker Wiseman received more than $43,000 in donations, which dwarfed his competition, according to campaign finance reports filed with the city clerk’s office.

Republican Marnita Henderson, who lost to Wiseman June 2 in the general election, received just $7,178 in political contributions.

Matt Cox, who lost to Wiseman in the Democratic runoff election May 19, had received $24,250 as of May 13, which were the last figures available.

Incumbent Mayor Dan Camp, who lost to Cox and Wiseman in the Democratic primary election on May 5, received $21,473.98 as of May 1. Camp then donated $1,000 to Wiseman”s campaign prior to the general election.

Wiseman also received a $970.70 contribution from Brooks Holstein, developer of the proposed CottonMill Marketplace project. Holstein had made a $500 donation to Camp prior to the primary election.

The disparity in financial contributions was smaller among incoming Board of Aldermen members.

Incoming Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver received $2,100 in contributions as of May 26, which were the last available figures.

Sandra Sistrunk, who will replace Rodney Lincoln as Ward 2 alderman, received $1,730.14 in contributions.

Incoming Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker brought in $3,225 in contributions, while incumbent Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey received $950.

In Ward 5, Jeremiah Dumas received $3,079.99, as of May 26, while in Ward 7 incoming Alderman Henry Vaughn Sr. reported $860 in contributions.

Unopposed Vice Mayor and Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins reported no donations as of April 9.

A listing of itemized contributions over $200 reported by candidates for mayor, and the winning alderman candidates:

Mayor Parker Wiseman

Campaign contributions

Parker and Lindsey Wiseman, Starkville: $1,100

Jeremy Slocum, Homewood, Ala.: $1,000

Roy and Amy Smith, Jackson: $1,000

Ben Needham, Washington D.C.: $500

Sid Salter, Forrest: $500

Alex Karr, Alexandria, Va.: $485.20

James and Claire Haltom, Memphis, Tenn.: $425

Gabe Roberts, Nashville, Tenn.: $400

David O”Neal, Atlanta, Ga.: $300

Vollor Law Firm, P.A. Law Firm, Starkville: $300

Sara Peters, Tupelo: $672.22

Ruth Thompson, Chapel Hill, N.C.: $300

Sean Cupit, Jackson: $250

Conrad Lucas, Huntington, W.V.: $250

WM Yeager, Jackson: $250

McLaurin Law Firm, Brandon: $250

Ben Lang, Oxford: $248.25

Kelly McWhirter, New Orleans, La.: $200

Russell Jolly, Houston: $200

Ben Mount, Durham, N.C.: $200

John and Shirley Harper, Starkville: $200

Stephen Edds, Flowood: $200

Baker Donaldson MS PAC, Jackson: $200

Everett Kennard, Starkville: $200

Tommie Cardin, Clinton: $200

May Needham, Laurel: $2,500

Marc Harrold, Fairfax, Va.: $290.70

Brandon and Natalie Jolly, Madison: $200

Bryan Champlin, Starkville: $350

Blake Macon, Arlington, Va.: $1,500

Ben Needham, Washington D.C.: $2,500

Linda Southward, Starkville: $400

Cindy Stevens, Alexandria, Va.: $485.20

Andrew Ouart, Oxford: $250

Welch Entertainment LLC, Starkville: $500

Brad Morris, U.S. Congress Chief of Staff: $564.92

J.C. Patton Jr., Starkville: $300

Bill Smith, Jackson: $500

Crawley Law Office, Louisville: $500

Lorenzo Crowell, Starkville: $500

Kitty Henry, Starkville: $1,637

Linda Southward $100 (as of 5/17, that”s 400 aggregate)

William C. Reeves, Jackson: $500

Danny Cupit, Jackson: $250

Dan Camp, Starkville: $1,000

William Liston, Winona: $500

D. Brooks Holstein, Biloxi: $970.70

Sean Cupit, Jackson: $242.45

John K. Davis, Starkville: $500

Jeremy Slocum, Homewood, Ala.: $500

Kitty Henry, Starkville: $250

Carl and Lynda Nuzzo, Starkville: $400

J & J Fitness, Starkville: $400

Total: $43,164.96 (year-to-date as of June 1)

Republican mayoral candidate Marnita Henderson

Campaign contributions:

Mary Catherine Cole, Starkville: $500

Charles and Marnita Henderson, Starkville, $2,100

Charles Scarbrough, Starkville: $500

Dan and Sherry Moreland, Starkville: $500

Kitty Henry, Starkville: $400

Total: $7,178 (year-to-date as of June 6)

Democratic mayoral candidate Matt Cox

Campaign contributions:

Janice Rhodes, Starkville: $500

E.B. White III, Starkville: $1,000

S.P. Vance, Starkville: $250

Ron Cossman, Starkville: $202

Starkville Computers, Starkville: $500

Jeffrey Rupp, Starkville: $201

Mike Buehler, Starkville: $1,250

Mike Tagert, Starkville: $300

Lewko Properties, Starkville: $2,500

Milo Interactive, Starkville: $2,500

Tom Stennis, Starkville: $500

Ben and Amy West, Starkville: $250

Skip and Gwen Shelton, Starkville: $1,000

Total: $24,250 (year-to-date as of May 13)

Incumbent Mayor Dan Camp

Campaign contributions:

Frank Chiles, Starkville: $250

Tommie Zacharias, Starkville: $300

Dan Templeton, Decatur, Ga.: $250

William Defoe, Ridgeland: $250

Opal Austin, Starkville: $250

J.P. Doss, Maben: $500

Will Lake, Starkville: $500

Richard Puckett, Jackson: $1,000

Harry Bell III, Starkville: $250

Rowan Taylor, Jackson: $1,000

J.C. Patton, Starkville: $500

Patrick Bryan, Starkville: $500

Jay Colbert, Houston: $500

Roy Parker, Bolton: $500

HM Williams Construction, Tupelo: $300

William Smith, Jackson: $500

William Reeves, Jackson: $500

Brooks Holstein, Biloxi: $500

Richard Adkerson, Phoenix, Ariz.: $1,000

David Crawley III, Louisville: $700

Dan Camp, Starkville: $680

Gemma Camp, Starkville: $923.98 (in-kind services)

Alliance Business Services, Ridgeland: $750 (in-kind printing)

First State Bank, Waynesboro: $1,000

Tommy Siler Jr., Ridgeland: $250

Total: $21,473.98 (year-to-date as of June 1)

Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver

Campaign contributions:

Total: $2,100 (year-to-date as of May 26)

Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk

Campaign contributions:

Total: $1,730.14 (year-to-date as of June 10)

Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker

Campaign contributions:

Total: $3,225 (year-to-date as of May 23)

Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey

Campaign contributions:

Total: $950 (year-to-date as of May 26)

Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas

Campaign contributions:

James Russell Dumas Jr., Prentiss: $500

Total: $3,079.99 (year-to-date as of May 26)

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins

Campaign contributions:

Total: $0 (year-to-date as of April 9)

Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn Sr.

Campaign contributions:

Total: $860 (year-to-date as of April 27)

Figures provided by the Starkville city clerk”s office.

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