The two main mayoral candidates didn’t stop raising money just because the campaign finance reporting period ended in mid October.
Both candidates reported taking in more than $20,000 in large contributions since that time – candidates are required to report each contribution of $1,000 or more between the end of the filing period and Election Day.
Mayor Tom Henry earned $22,000 from numerous donors. He got $5,000 from Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel’s committee; $3,000 from Thomas Cicero; $2,000 from Btl & B, of Roanoke; $2,000 from LaBov and Beyond; $2,000 from Geiger Excavating; $1,000 from Patrick Sullivan, of Ossian; $1,000 from CMS Roofing; $1,000 from Jane Arata; $1,000 from William Hall, of Greenfield; $1,000 from Timothy Haffner; $1,000 from Krieg Devault, of Indianapolis $1,000 from Deister Concentrator and $1,000 from Charles Weinraub.
Republican Paula Hughes pulled in $28,939, although $13,939 came from the state GOP in paid mailers. Henry’s campaign does not report the mailers from the state Democrats because his campaign does not authorize them, while the Republican mailers state they are authorized by Hughes’ campaign.
The challenger also received $3,000 from John Edwards; $2,000 from Ronda Hanning; $2,000 from Orpheus LLC; $1,000 from Thomas Mosure, of Powell, Ohio; $1,000 from Ersal Ozdemir, of Carmel; $1,000 from Citizens for Excellence in Government, of Indianapolis; $1,000 from the Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana, of Indianapolis; $1,000 from Robert Grand, of Indianapolis; $1,000 from Philip Kuntz, of Fishers; $1,000 from Jeff Bisilich, of Cicero; and $1,000 from Conservatives Organized to Advance Tomorrows Solutions, of Indianapolis.
All donors are from Fort Wayne unless otherwise listed.