Friends Of Huck Lewis 2014 Campaign Receipts & Expenditures

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Businesses, business political action committees, and business employees who benefit or hope to benefit from Lebanon government contracts, development subsidies, and tax abatements provided $134,844.00 (or 93%) of the total $145,570.85 in campaign contributions to Lebanon Mayor Candidate Huck Lewis for the five years from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2014: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/huck_lewis_contributions.htm

Candidate Lewis is susceptible to allegations that he has unethically accepted pay-to-play campaign contributions from vested business interests that are mostly headquartered outside Boone County.

All nineteen pages of the recently filed 2014 Report of Receipts and Expenditures for Candidate Lewis are posted below. Notes below each Contributions page present the business interests of each Contributor and whether that Contributor is currently doing business with the city.

Indiana law sadly allows campaign contributions to be both perfectly legal and perfectly unethical. It is up to each candidate to establish his or her own ethical guidelines for campaign contributions. Ultimately, it is up to voters to decide if candidates who accept unethical campaign contributions deserve election.

 

Page 1 - Summary Sheet

The Itemized Contributions are understated by $300 - the Itemized Contributions total is $32,205.05 instead of $31,905.05.

The December 31, 2014, Cash On Hand is understated by $300 - the Cash On Hand total should be $47,197.27 instead of $46,897.27.

 

Page 2 - Contributions

Ray's Trash Service has a trash removal contract with the city.

Eco Infrastructure Solutions is a Valenti-Held Group company whose services include pipeline cleaning and televising, hydro-excavation, pipeline testing, and street sweeping.

Home National Bank is a community bank owned by current or former Boone County residents.

Indiana Ready Mix promotes the use of ready mix concrete in Indiana.

Purity Wholesale Grocers is a Lebanon Business Park company located within the Lebanon TIF District, and the estimated 2015 property tax savings from two tax abatements totaled $426,448: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/county_tax_abatements.htm

 

Page 3 - Contributions

Kirtley, Taylor, Sims, Chadd & Minnette is a law firm that employs the city attorney.

Brown Equipment Company sells and services street and sewer maintenance equipment.

D-A Lubricant Company is a Lebanon Business Park company located within the Lebanon TIF District, and the estimated 2015 property tax savings from a tax abatements was $43,815: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/county_tax_abatements.htm

Hachette Book Group is a Lebanon Business Park company located within the Lebanon TIF District, and the estimated 2015 property tax savings from two tax abatements totaled $167,277: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/county_tax_abatements.htm

Lamar & Lamar Insurance provides insurance services for Lebanon Utilities.

 

Page 4 - Contributions

EAC Engineering Aggregates sells crushed stone, sand, and gravel products.

Cardno is an environmental services company that has been hired to help manage the contamination concerns resulting from the recent mismanaged attempt to dredge the Lebanon Hot Pond: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/lebanon_hot_pond.htm

Harris FLP is a real estate developer.

Citizens for Better Roads is a political action committee established by road construction companies whose mission is "promoting better roads in Indiana."

Pavement Solutions Inc. is an asphalt paving contractor.

 

Page 5 - Contributions

Wessler Engineering Inc. is a civil and environmental engineering services consulting firm that has been hired by Lebanon Utilities to help manage the infiltration of rain water into the sanitary sewer system: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/sewer_backup_prevention.htm.

MC Equipment Inc. / W.A. Jones is a truck bodies manufacturer

Keystone Construction is a building contractor.

Lamar & Lamar Insurance provides insurance services for Lebanon Utilities.

North Salem State Bank is a regional Indiana bank with a branch located in Lebanon.

 

Page 6 - Contributions

Barnes & Thornburg LLP is a law firm that consults with the city on bond issues.

DB Engineering LLC is a civil engineering firm.

Rundell Ernstberger Associates LLC is a landscape architecture, urban design, and land planning services firm.

DLZ LLC is an architecture, engineering, planning, surveying, and construction services firm. Lebanon Mayor Huck Lewis led the Lebanon City Council to award an $18,000 no-bid contract to DLZ on March 23, 2015, to complete a downtown parking study.

Christopher Burke Engineering is a planning, design, and construction management firm whose projects include stormwater, flood control, wastewater, environmental management, transportation, and recreation infrastructure. CBE has been hired by the Lebanon Storm Water Management Board to evaluate stormwater control plans submitted to the Board for approval. The SWMB has also awarded a no-bid contract to CBE to design a 28-acre detention pond north of the Sanitary Ditch within the Lebanon Interchange Land Use Plan study area - CBE was paid $143,000 on this contract in 2014, and $175,000 is included in the 2015 SWMB budget: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/lebanon_drainage_plan.htm.

 

Page 7 - Contributions

Duke Realty LLP owns much of the property in the Lebanon Business Park, and has a vested interest in obtaining tax abatements and other considerations so as to attract and retain LBP companies.

Dave Green Enterprises appears to have aviation interests.

Taft Stettinus & Hollister LLP is a law firm.

Jacob Hammerle & Johnson LLC is a Zionsville law firm that provides the legal counsel for the Lebanon Utilities Service Board.

 

Page 8 - Contributions

Phil Boots for State Senate District 23 - Senator Boots has been one of the General Assembly's foremost county Wheel Tax advocates.

CD PAC does not appear to be registered with the Indiana Election Division.

DPBG Political Action Committee is the American Structurepoint PAC to support pro-growth, pro-business candidates. American Structurepoint is the engineering firm for the Indianapolis Avenue roundabouts project - engineering estimates for project phases one and two total $963,450. American Structurepoint has also been awarded a no-bid contract to revise Lebanon's Comprehensive Plan. Furthermore, American Structurepoint authored the secretly prepared Lebanon Interchange Land Use Plan under another no-bid contract: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/lebanon_interchange_plan.htm.

 

Page 9 - Contributions

Beam, Longest and Neff LLC is an engineering and consulting services firm that has a no-bid contract to oversee the North Meridian Street project for the Lebanon Storm Water Management Board.

CHA Consulting PAC is the political action committee for CHA Consulting, an engineering and construction management firm.

DPBG Political Action Committee is the American Structurepoint PAC to support pro-growth, pro-business candidates. American Structurepoint is the engineering firm for the Indianapolis Avenue roundabouts project - engineering estimates for project phases one and two total $963,450. American Structurepoint has also been awarded a no-bid contract to revise Lebanon's Comprehensive Plan. Furthermore, American Structurepoint authored the secretly prepared Lebanon Interchange Land Use Plan under another no-bid contract: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/lebanon_interchange_plan.htm.

 

Page 10 - Contributions

Terry M. Baker is part of the leadership team at HWC Engineering. HWC Engineering is a consulting engineering firm for water, wastewater, stormwater, transportation, site engineering, and landscape architecture projects. HWC Engineering was paid at least at least $245,000 to manage the new Lebanon Memorial Park swimming project: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/lebanon_park_pool.htm.

Philip D. Beer II is a Vice President for Business Development at USI Consultants. USI Consultants is an engineering and land surveying firm 

 

Page 11 - Contributions

John Brand is President of Butler, Fairman & Seufert. BF&S is a civil engineering firm that has been hired to help manage the contamination concerns resulting from the recent mismanaged attempt to dredge the Lebanon Hot Pond: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/lebanon_hot_pond.htm. BF&S has also been awarded a contract to develop a pedestrian and bike plan for the city.

Bradley Watson is Executive Vice President of Butler, Fairman & Seufert. BF&S is a civil engineering firm that has been hired to help manage the contamination concerns resulting from the recent mismanaged attempt to dredge the Lebanon Hot Pond: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/lebanon_hot_pond.htm. BF&S has also been awarded a contract to develop a pedestrian and bike plan for the city.

Jeffrey A. Tribbett is associated with the State Bank of Lizton.

Philip Genetos is a Partner with the Ice Miller law firm. Ice Miller consults with the City of Lebanon regarding various financial matters.

Todd Ponder is a Partner with the Ice Miller law firm. Ice Miller consults with the City of Lebanon regarding various financial matters.

 

Page 12 - Contributions

Lisa Lee is a Partner with the Ice Miller law firm. Ice Miller consults with the City of Lebanon regarding various financial matters.

Jim Shubert is Northern Indiana Region Sales manager at Irving Materials Inc., a company that supplies ready mix concrete and stone, sand and gravel aggregates.

Linda Sanders is Business Development Representative for Wessler Engineering Inc. Wessler Engineering Inc. is a civil and environmental engineering services consulting firm that has been hired by Lebanon Utilities to help manage the infiltration of rain water into the sanitary sewer system: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/sewer_backup_prevention.htm.

Debby Shubert is the Executive Assistant to the Mayor.

Julia Evinger is a real estate agent with Century 21 Scheetz in Carmel and District 6 MIBOR Director.

 

Page 13 - Contributions

Keith Lochmueller is Chairman of the Board of the Lochmueller Group, an engineering and planning firm.

Michael Hinton is President of the Lochmueller Group, an engineering and planning firm.

 

Page 14 - Expenditures

Page 15 - Expenditures

Page 16 - Expenditures

Page 17 - Expenditures

A whopping $42,813.92 has been paid from 2010-2014 to Ulen Country Club for fundraiser expenses:
$  8,754.12 on July 8, 2014
$  9,513.56 on July 3, 2013
$  8,311.41 on June 25 and July 23, 2012
$  7,112.91 on July 7, 2011
$  9,121.92 on Aug 24, 2010
$42,813.92 TOTAL

 

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