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April 22, 2014

Candidates file finance reports

Vigo Superior Court Judge race top spender

TERRE HAUTE — The Democratic race for judge of Vigo County Superior Court Division 2 boasts the most fundraising of all campaigns for the May 6 primary election.

That race was among many for which campaign finance reports were filed on Friday, released on Monday.

Lakshmi (Lucky) Reddy began the year with $6,486. Reddy reports raising $69,611, for a total of $76,097 in contributions as of April 11. Reddy reports campaign expenditures of $71,126, leaving the campaign with $4,971 as of April 11.

The campaign reports a debt of $12,500 as a campaign loan from Venkat and Lakshmi Reddy. The report states Venkat and Lakshmi Reddy made $65,463 in direct and in-kind contributions, for advertising, according to the report.

The pre-primary reports covers contributions and expenditures from Jan. 1 to April 11.

Reddy is running against fellow Democrat John A. Kesler II, who reports starting the year with $10,536. He reports raising $18,344, for a total of $28,880 as of April 11. Kesler reports $27,893 in expenditures, leaving the campaign with $987.

Kesler contributed $6,000 as a loan to his campaign, the report states. He also reports $1,000 contributions from Fadhil Alsikafi and Steve Williams of Terre Haute; $1,000 from Nicki Kesler Herrington of Clayton, Mo.; and $1,000 from Kim Kesler of West Terre Haute. Some other contributions include $750 from Steve White of Terre Haute and $500 from Chad Overton of Terre Haute. Kesler also reports a $500 contribution from the Local 841 Indiana Political Action Committee.

In the Democratic race for Vigo County Assessor, incumbent Debrah J. (Debbie) Lewis reports raising $8,325 during the reporting period — of which Lewis reports contributing $8,000 to her campaign. Lewis reports expenditures of $3,761, leaving the campaign with $4,563 cash on hand.

Democrat challenger Kevin Lyle Gardner also contributed to his campaign. Gardner reports raising $3,741, which includes a $2,191 campaign loan he contributed to his campaign. He reports having $2,191 cash on hand at the end of the reporting period.

In the Democratic race for Harrison Township Assessor, Norman E. (Norm) Loudermilk, a Terre Haute city councilman, reports raising $4,914, with expenditures just over $4,913, leaving the campaign with 95 cents at the end of the reporting period. Loudermilk reports contributing $1,415 to his campaign.

He also reports $2,099 in miscellaneous contributions (under $100) and $500 from Larry Auler of Terre Haute, a former Harrison Township Assessor and former Terre Haute city councilman and city fireman. Loudermilk reports labor contributions of $300 from IBEW Local 725; $250 from Laborers Local 204; and $100 each from Teamsters Local 135 and a bricklayers union.

Loudermilk faces Donald E. Pruett, who reports raising $1,626, with expenditures of $1,599, leaving the campaign with $26. Pruett reports contributing $781 to his campaign as a loan. Some contributions include $250 each from Curtis Brighton as well as Christopher and Bionca Gambill.

Pruett reports a labor contribution of $100 from the IBEW Local 725.

In the Democratic primary race for Vigo County Council District 3, incumbent Kathy Chalos Miller reports starting the reporting period with $103 and raising $300 for a total of $403. The campaign had no expenditures, leaving Miller with $403 cash on hand. Miller reports a $300 contribution from John W. Thomas of West Terre Haute.

Miller faces Curtis A. DeBaun IV, who reports raising $420, with expenditures of $420. DeBaun reports contributing $420 to his campaign during the reporting period.

Democrat Jon Marvel raised the most for an unopposed race. Marvel, seeking the District 4 seat for Vigo County Commissioner, reports raising $8,200, with expenditures of $4,416, leaving the campaign with $3,783. Marvel reports a $1,500 contribution from the Committee to Elect Mike Ciolli, the current county commissioner; $2,000 from Keith Lockmueller, a construction engineer of Chandler; and $1,000 from Ralph Wagle, a Terre Haute construction engineer, the report states.

Marvel also contributed $500 to his campaign as a loan. Labor organization contributions include $250 each from Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 157 and Carpenters Local 133 and $100 from IBEW Local 725.

Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt, running unopposed on the Republican ballot, did not submit a pre-primary report by Monday’s deadline. Modesitt said Tuesday his campaign accountant filed an annual campaign finance report early in January, but did not remember the deadline for the pre-primary report. That report will be submitted this week, Modesitt said.

Neither did Republican Mike Morris, an unopposed Republican incumbent for the District 4 seat on the Vigo County Council, file a report on Monday. Others not filing pre-primary reports by Monday were Glenn Purnell, a Republican candidate for Vigo County Commissioners District 1; David Brown, a Republican candidate for Pierson Township Trustee; and Robert Salmon, a Democrat candidate for Otter Creek Township Trustee.

Reporter Howard Greninger can be reached at 812-231-4204 or howard.greninger@tribstar.com.

 

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