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Top Donors in Port Canaveral Commission Race

port canaveral commission Top Donors in Port Canaveral Commission RaceIN FOCUS:Port Canaveral Commission Race: District 4 & District 5

As promised, Brevard Watchdog brings you the latest financial contribution reports for the Port Canaveral Commission Race. Two of the most highly contested districts out of the 5 are District 4 and District 5.

Watchdog readers will recall, District 4 is the seat formerly held by former Port Commissioner Ralph Kennedy, who resigned last fall.  Governor Crist appointed Bruce Deardoff as Kennedy’s replacement, and Deardoff leads the district with $30,500.00 in contributions, but the majority of the money came from Deardoff’s own pocket.

  • Deardoff is followed by Randy O’Brien, who has $11,650.00 in contributions, from more than 20 different contributors and only two of the contributors outside of Brevard (Orlando and Jacksonville.)
  • O’Brien is followed by Ralph Hagen, who received $9,260.00, from 34 different contributors, including 15 outside of Brevard County.
  • William Golding, captain of a fishing charter boat at the port, has received $6,396.83 from 13 different donors, including 12 from Brevard, with donations from Kenneth Karpinski has $1,355.97 from 16 different contributors, two of the contributors are outside of Brevard County.
  • William Parker has $1,550, from 10 contributions, all local.
  • Fred Garbotz has $500, from one local donor.

District 5

In District 5, Tom Weinberg is running against incumbent Mac McLouth. Weinberg has $34,920.16 in contributions to McLouth’s $12,225. Weinberg’s records show 96 contributions, with donations coming from national and local sources, including Banner Elk, North Carolina,Orange Park,Winter Park,Heathrow, Pensacola,Chicago,Suwannee Georgia and Wetumpka, Alabama.

Conversely,only three of  McLouth’s contributions come from donors outside Brevard, with the farthest donation coming from the south part of the state, in Jupiter,Florida. The other two candidates are Victoria Anne Barkley, who has no contributions listed on the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections, and Democrat Pete Nichol’s lone contribution is from AFL-CIO, the largest federation of union workers.

For the record, BrevardWatchdogs.com, will never promote a single candidate, but readers are encouraged to consider the major donors to each candidate and the potential influence of each major donor. While out of state tourism dollars are always welcome, the commission should always prioritize the health of local businesses, especially in the midst of record high unemployment and a prolonged national economic recession.

Below, you’ll see some of the major donors to each campaign. You’ll recognize several of the businesses,including Ron Jon and Miliken’s Reef, which has donated to several different candidates.

Major donors ($500+) source: Brevard County Supervisor of elections.

Candidate : R. Bruce Deardoff
Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 4

Bruce Deardoff

5/1/2010 Bruce Deardoff
1850 E. Merritt Island
Cswy.
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Individual Candidate Loan $10,000.00
2 6/7/2010 Bruce Deardoff
1850 E. Merritt Island Cswy.
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Individual Candidate Loan $3,000.00
3 6/10/2010 Bruce Deardoff
1850 E. Merritt Island Cswy.
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Individual Candidate Loan $7,000.00
4 7/9/2010 Bruce Deardoff
1850 E. Merritt Island Cswy.
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Individual Candidate Loan $5,000.00

7/26/2010 Bruce Deardoff
1850 E. Merritt Island Cswy.
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Individual candidate Loan $5,000.00

Rod Hagen

Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 4

1 4/2/2010 Roderick H Hagen
801 Del Rio Way Apt 303
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Individual Engineer Loan $500.00
2 4/4/2010 Linda A Diggs
2170 Weatherly Ave
West Melbourne, FL 32904
Individual Retired Check $500.00
3 4/4/2010 Lola L Hagen
2574 Spruce Creek Blvd
Port Orange, FL 32128
Individual Retired Check $500.00
8 5/11/2010 Patricia G Kelley
2362 Westminster Dr
Cocoa, FL 32926
Individual Banking Check $500.00
14 5/18/2010 Milliken’s Reef
683 Dave Nisbet Dr
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Business Restaurant Check $500.00
15 5/13/2010 Amy Gionfriddo
1550 Gay Road Apt 335
Winter Park, FL 32789
Individual Retired Check $500.00
24 7/1/2010 Roderick N Hagen
801 Del Rio Way Apt 303
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Individual Engineer Loan $1,250.00
27 7/21/2010 Rod Hagen
801 Del Rio Way #303
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Individual Engineer Loan $2,000.00
32 7/26/2010 ABC East Coast CCE
3730 Coconut Creek Pky #200
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Committee CCE Check $500.00
34 7/22/2010 Rod Hagen
801 Del Rio Way #303
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Individual Engineer In Kind Food &
Beverages
$707.94

Candidate : William L. Golding

Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 4

3 7/15/2010 Miliken’s Reef
683 Dave Nisbet Drive
Port Canaveral, FL 32920
Business Restaurant Check $500.00
4 7/15/2010 William L Golding
5625 Judson Road
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Individual CaptainandManager Loan $3,846.83

Candidate : Kenneth Karpinski

Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 4

No contributions over $500 listed

Candidate : William ‘Bill’ Parker

Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 4

5 7/9/2010 Louise Parker
450 Carrioca Court
Merritt Island, Fl 32952
Individual Consultant Check $500.00

Candidate : Randy O’Brien

Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 4

ROGER DOBSON
6245 TROPICAL TRAIL
MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32952
Individual CERTIFIEDPUBLICACCOUNT Check $500.00
LONE CABBAGE FISH CAMP
415 BREVARD AVE
COCOA, FL 32922
Business RESTAURANT Check $500.00
MILIKENS REEF
683 DAVE NISBET DR
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
Business RESTAURANT Interest $500.00
EDWARD L HRADESKY
124 SAINT CROIX AVE
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Individual BUSINESSOWNER Check $500.00
RANDY O’BRIEN
2070 LEEWARD LANE
MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32953
Individual CANDIDATE Loan $5,300.00
AMERICAN BOOM & BARRIER
151 CENTER ST
SUITE 101
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
Business MANUFACTURER Check $500.00
PK BOOMERS
151 CENTER STREET
SUITE 101
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
Business MANUFACTURER Check $500.00
MILIKENS REEF
683 DAVE NISBET DR
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
Business RESTAURANT Interest Delete $-500.00
MILIKENS REEF
683 DAVE NISBET DR
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
Business RESTAURANT Check Add $500.00
ROBERT A BAUGHER
2210 S ATLANTIC AVE
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Individual HOTELOWNER Check $500.00

Candidate : Fred Garbotz

Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 4

1 8/10/2010 Harry Jacobs
2441 Jennifer Hope Blvd.
Longwood, FL 32779
Individual Attorney Check $500.00

District 5 Candidates

Candidate : Vittoria Anne Barkley
Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 5

NO CONTRIBUTION LISTED

Candidate : Malcolm (Mac) McLouth
Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 5

66 7/2/2010 Transportation Security Assoc.
28 Yacht Club Drive
Unit 105
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Business SecurityConsultants Check $500.00
77 8/10/2010 Ambassador Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 654
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Business MaritimeServices Check $500.00
79 8/16/2010 Cocoa Beach Hotel & Motel
976 Brevard Avenue
Rockledge, FL 32955
Business Association Check $500.00

Candidate : Pete Nichols
Office : Canaveral Port Authority, District 5

Only contributionis $250 and is from 8/17/2010Space Coast AFL-CIO
P.O. Box 3787
Cocoa, FL 32924CommitteeSpaceCoastAFL-CIO Check$250.00

Tom Weinberg

RON JON FB, LLC
3850 S BANANA RIVER BLVD
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Business RETAILER Check $500.00
RON JON SURF SHOP OF FLA
3850 S BANANA RIVER BLVD
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Business RETAILER Check $500.00
KEVIN LEE
63 BLACK HICKORY WAY
ORMOND BEACH, FL 32174
Individual ENGINEER Check $500.00
ABC EAST COAST CCE
3730 COCONUT CREEK PKWY
#200
COCONUT CREEK, FL 33066
Business TRADEASSOCIATION Check $500.00
BENKO CONSTRUCTION
1000 SHOREWOOD DR
STE 200
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
Business CONSTRUCTION Check $500.00
GUY SPEARMAN
516 DELANNOY AVE
COCOA, FL 32922
Individual CONSULTANT Check $500.00
DELORES SPEARMAN
51 RIDGE COURT
ROCKLEDGE, FL 32955
Individual HOUSEWIFE Check $500.00
JOHN THRASHER
1303 OAKLANDING LANE
ORANGE PARK, FL 32003
Individual BUSINESSMAN STATESENATOR Check $500.00
LOTTIE WADDINGTON
P O BOX 4123
OCALA, FL 34478
Individual HOMEMAKER Check $500.00
LAURA TRUAX
5412 N MAGNOLIA AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60640
Individual PASTOR Check $500.00
SCOTT SUMNER
PO BOX 608
OCALA, FL 34478
Individual BUSINESSMAN Check $500.00
SUKHUI SUMNER
5710 48TH STREET W
TACOMA, WA 98467
Individual HOUSEWIFE Check $500.00
JOE WILLIAMS
15 FAIRWAY DR
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Individual BUSINESSMAN Check $500.00
COOL-LAKE LLC
2485 S ATLANTIC AVE 7
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Business BUSINESSMAN Check $500.00
FORD KIENE
PO BOX 621808
ORLANDO, FL 32862
Individual BUSINESSMAN Check $500.00
STEVEN DAVIS
759 NIGHTINGALE DR
INDIALANTIC, FL 32903
Individual BUSINESSMAN Check $500.00
MARK SUMNER
PO BOX 4123
OCALA, FL 34478
Individual BUSINESSMAN Check $500.00
GARY RUNYAN
3960 S BANANA RIVER BLVD
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Individual CPA Check $500.00
MILLIKENS REEF
683 DAVE NESBIT DR
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
Business RESTAURANT Check $500.00
AVALON ISLAND GALLERY AT
PO BOX 560846
ORLANDO, FL 32856
Business BUSINESS Check $500.00
MASSEY
315 GROVELAND ST
ORLANDO, FL 32804
Business BUSINESSMANAGER Check $500.00
JACQUES H DUBOIS
660 S BREVARD AVE
APT 1541
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Individual EDUCATIONCONSULTANT Check $500.00
JULIE A MANDELL
1830 GIPSON GREEN LANE
WINTER PARK, FL 32789
Individual HOUSEWIFE Check $500.00
CRAIG MILLER
1803 BRIDGEWATER DR
HEATHROW, FL 32746
Individual MANAGEMENT Check $500.00
MEL MARTINEZ
610 SOUTH BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33606
Business ATTORNEY Check $500.00
TOM WEINBERG
404 S BANANA RIVER BLVD
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Individual CONSULTANT Loan $5,000.00
ROBERT MANDELL
P O BOX 2106
WINTER PARK, FL 32790
Individual CONSTRUCTION Check $500.00
1 8/10/2010 Harry Jacobs
2441 Jennifer Hope Blvd.
Longwood, FL 32779
Individual Attorney Check $500.00
JACQUES H DUBOIS
660 S BREVARD AVE
APT 1541
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Individual EDUCATIONCONSULTANT Check $500.00
JACQUES H DUBOIS
660 S BREVARD AVE
APT 1541
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931
Individual EDUCATIONCONSULTANT Check $500.00
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