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Palmer reports $242,000 in contributions

Congressman Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, reported campaign contributions totaling $241,995 in his Federal Election Commission filing earlier this month.

In the first six months of the year, Palmer reported total receipts of $258,596.69. Of this, $241,995 were contributions, $15,843.53 were transfers from other authorized committees and $758.16 were offsets to operating expenses. Palmer reported making no loans.

Of the contributions, $158,145 were from individual contributions, and $83,850 were contributions by other committees. Palmer reported no contributions from party committees.

Palmer’s campaign reports total disbursements of $179,489.93. Of that, $102,689.93 were operating expenditures and $2,700 were contribution refunds. Palmer also reported other disbursements of $79,500.

Palmer entered July with $451,658.04 in total cash on hand.

Palmer’s largest contribution came from Roddy McKinney Jr. of Birmingham who contributed $8,400. The campaign returned $2,800 of that. McKinney is the owner of McKinney Capital. Janice McKinney of Vestavia has contributed $5,600 to Palmer. James Wadsworth of Clanton contributed $2,800 to Palmer. Wadsworth is the owner of Wadsworth Oil. Mark J. Tarr of Mountain Brook contributed $2,800. Tarr is an executive with Tarr & Hard LLC.

Dr. Swaid Swaid of Vestavia contributed $3,000. Swaid works for Neurological Surgery Associates. Lee Stryslinger III of Mountain Brook contributed $2,800. Stryslinger is the CEO of Altec Inc. Marcia Strickland of Shoal Creek contributed $2,800 to Palmer. Strickland is a homemaker.

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Kevin Spriggs of Spanish Fort contributed $2,800. Spriggs is the CEO of Spriggs Enterprises Inc. Pam J. Smith of Hoover contributed $2,800. Smith is a homemaker. Resource Management Service LLC contributed $2,800 to Palmer. Birmingham based RMS primarily invests in forest lands. Home E. Smith III of Hoover contributed $2,800. Smith is the owner of Hoover Tactical Firearms.

Lynn H. Parrish of Vestavia contributed $5,600 to Palmer. Lynn is a homemaker. John Ralph Parrish of Vestavia contributed $5,600 to Palmer. Parrish is the Engineer/CEO of North Alabama Fabricating. Craig Parker of Vestavia contributed $2,800. Parker is an executive with Guideway Care. Andrew Parker of Vestavia contributed $2,800. Virginia Page of Mountain Brook contributed $2,800. Ruffner Page of Mountain Brook contributed $2,800. Palmer reported 129 itemized individual contributions.

Palmer had 45 other committee contributions totaling $85,850. They include: the National Multifamily Housing Council PAC – $5,000, BNSF Railway Company – $5,000, Radiance Technologies Inc. PAC – $2,800, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Federal PAC – $2,800, Balch and Bingham LLP Federal PAC – $2,800, The Westervelt Company PAC – $2,700, Weyerhaeuser Company PAC – $2,500, Northeastern Lumber Manufacturing Associates PAC – $2,500, Potlatchdeltic Corporation PAC – $2,500, Petroleum Marketers Association of American/Small Business Committee – $2,500, National Alliance of Forest Owners PAC Committee – $2,500, Maynard Cooper & Gale PAC – $2,500, Lehigh Hanson Inc PAC – $2,500, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc, PAC – $5,000, American Bankers Association PAC – $2,500, Alabama Power Co Employees Federal PAC – $5,000, AFLAC PAC – $2,500, Altria Group, Inc PAC – $2,500, Regions Financial Corporation PAC – $2,000, Norfolk Southern Corporation Good Government Fund – $2,000.

Palmer’s campaign donated $75,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, $2,000 to the Bishop for Congress campaign, $2,000 to the Westerman for Congress campaign and $500 to the Chilton County Association of Career Technical Educators. Dino for Congress refunded a $2,700 contribution from Palmer.

Palmer presently has no Democratic challenger. Anders Pope Allen has filed papers with the FEC to challenge Palmer in the Republican Primary but has made no announcement as of yet and has not raised any money. Kaynen Bryant Pellegrino has similarly filed papers with the FEC for a third party challenge of Palmer; but also has made no announcement and has not raised any money as of yet.

Gary Palmer is serving in his third term representing Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.



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