Friends Of Huck Lewis 2015 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 $171,194.00 (or 92%) of the total $185,333.85 in campaign contributions to Lebanon Mayor Candidate Huck Lewis for the six years from January 1, 2010, through April 10, 2015: 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.

Posted below are all 23 pages of Candidate Lewis' Report of Receipts and Expenditures for January 1 through April 10, 2015. Notes below each Contributions page present any 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:

 

Page 2 - Contributions:

Rebecca Leeman is an Account Executive with Apex Benefits Group, a consulting company that focuses on group health and welfare plans.

Jay McCoskey is General Manager of Lebanon Utilities.

Pat Robinson is employed by Halderman Real Estate Services.

Michael Protogere is employed by D-A Lubricant Company. D-A Lubricant is a Lebanon Business Park company located within the Lebanon TIF District whose 2015 property tax savings from a tax abatements is $45,411: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/county_tax_abatements.htm

Brian Hoskins was IT Manager at Lebanon Utilities when his campaign contribution was received..

 

Page 3 - Contributions:

Marc Applegate is a Boone County Commissioner.

Bruce Donaldson, a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, provides occasional legal services to the city on bond issues and other matters.

 

Page 4 - Contributions:

Robert Grand is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Brian Burdick is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Jeffery Qualkinbush is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Richard Hall is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Richard Starkey is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

 

Page 5 - Contributions:

D. William Moreau, Jr., is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Thomas Pitman is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Joseph Loftus, Jr., is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Neal Steinbart is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

David Gillay is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

 

Page 6 - Contributions:

James Gutting is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Kirk Grable is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Bradley Bingham is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Matt Reynolds is an Assistant Manager at HP Products, a facility maintenance products distributor in Indianapolis.

Ron Foster is employed by Reliant Partners Commercial Realty, a brokerage firm in Indianapolis.

Page 7 - Contributions:

Gary Pohl is a Principal at Butler, Fairman & Seufert.

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

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

Steve Day is President of Triangle Asphalt Paving Corporation, a Lebanon paving contractor.

 

Page 8 - Contributions:

Richard Robertson is President of the Lebanon Storm Water Management Board.

Gerald Cummings is a senior vice president at Hachette Book Group. Hachette Book Group is a Lebanon Business Park company located within the Lebanon TIF District whose 2015 property tax savings from two tax abatements total $173,369: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/county_tax_abatements.htm

Than Lenox owns T.H. Lenox, a Lebanon real estate company.

Randall Wiling is an Executive Vice President of First Group Engineering, Inc., a civil engineering consulting firm.

 

Page 9 - Contributions:

Nicholas Kile is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP is a legal services provider for the city.

Kent Frandsen is a Partner at the Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson law firm.

Ed Jolliffe is President of 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.

 

Page 10 - Contributions:

Tracey Williams is Director of Sales and Business Development for Grow INdiana Media Ventures, which provides news services about Indiana businesses.

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

Laurie Gross is a Lebanon Utilities employee and President of the Lebanon Department of Parks Board.

 

Page 11 - Contributions:

Scott Doba (of Danville, IN) is with DB Engineering LLC, a civil engineering firm.

Heather Myers is a Legal Assistant with the Boone County Prosecutor Office.

Teresa Susong is a Lebanon insurance agent.

 

Page 12 - Contributions:

James Rodgers is with Remax Countryside in Lebanon.

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

David Koehler is a member of the Lebanon Redevelopment Commission.

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

 

Page 13 - Contributions:

Chris Shelby owns the Chris L. Shelby, P.C., law firm in Lebanon.

Joseph Mrak is a principal owner and architect of RQAW Consulting, an Indianapolis engineering and architectural consulting firm.

Dan Lamar is an owner of Lamar & Lamar Insurance, which provides insurance services for Lebanon Utilities.

 

Page 14 - Contributions:

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

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

Clark Truck Equipment Company sells and services new and used hoists, truck bodies, plows, spreaders, van bodies, lift gates, and other equipment.

Memory Hall Apartments & Community Center is owned by Iron Men Properties. Iron Men Properties received a $5,000 grant of tax dollars from the Lebanon Historic Preservation Commission for Memory Hall facade improvements, a Memory Hall storm sewer extension for which Lebanon Storm Water Management Board ratepayers paid $6,708.75, and a ten-year tax abatement for two new apartment buildings.

Hachette Book Group is a Lebanon Business Park company located within the Lebanon TIF District whose 2015 property tax savings from two tax abatements total $173,369: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/county_tax_abatements.htm

 

Page 15 - Contributions:

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

Purity Wholesale Grocers is a Lebanon Business Park company located within the Lebanon TIF District, and the 2015 property tax savings from two tax abatements total $441,982: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/county_tax_abatements.htm

Wessler Engineering Inc. is a civil and environmental engineering services consulting firm that has been awarded a no-bid contract by Lebanon Utilities to help manage the infiltration of rain water into the sanitary sewer system from improperly connected residence sump pumps: see http://www.finplaneducation.net/sewer_backup_prevention.htm.

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

 

Page 16 - Contributions:

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

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

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

Taft Stettinus & Hollister LLP is a law firm.

The business activities of Harris Capital Investments LLC are uncertain.

 

Page 17 - Contributions:

Duke Construction LP is the construction firm of the Duke Realty Corporation. Duke Realty Corporation 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 Lebanon Business Park companies.

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.

Kite Harris Property Group LLC is the construction manager for the Vincennes University Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon.

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

 

Page 18 - Contributions:

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. Finally, on June 9, 2014, the Lebanon Redevelopment Commission awarded a no bid contract to American Structurepoint for about $197,000 (plus $32,200 in change orders approved on March 9, 2015) to provide architectural and engineering services for the Vincennes University Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon.

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

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

HOME PAC is the political action committee for the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.

 

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