April 26, 2004

Majority Of Contributors To Randy Leonard Gave $1000 Or More

Real Estate And Development Highly Represented

Two things struck us as we began to read the 1st Pre-Election finance report from the Randy Leonard campaign.

First, and less importantly, unlike the others we've read so far, it's handwritten rather than typed. Second, and more importantly, the clear majority of contributors to his campaign gave $1,000 or more -- more than several of which gave between $2,500 and $10,000.

We feel this is worth an item in and of itself, rather than adding them to our ongoing comments thread on an earlier item.

For our purposes here, we were originally going to forego the $1,000 contributions and only take a look at the contributions which broke past that level. But then we noticed a couple of interesting $1,000 contributions that shouldn't be missed.

  • Robert D. Ball, developer and force behind the failed "Good Government" initiative of a couple years back, gave $5,000 on October 13, 2003.
  • Melvin Mark, Jr., real estate developer, gave $1,500 on October 29, 2003 (which contributed to his total contributions of $6,500).
  • Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry PAC gave $1,000 on October 30, 2003.
  • Schnitzer Investment Corporation, a real estate investment firm, gave $5,000 on October 30, 2003 (which contributed to their total contributions of $10,000).
  • One Wayne Kingsley (listed as "Manager, American Waterways") gave $2,500 on November 1, 2003.
  • Something called GHS Hotel Associates gave $2,000 on November 1, 2003.
  • PT3, Inc. dba PAC/WEST Communications gave $1,000 on November 21, 2003.
  • One John W. Russel (listed as "Office Building Owner") gave $5,000 on November 21, 2003.
  • One Joseph W. Weston (listed as "Property Manager") gave $1,000 on December 1, 2003.
  • One John E. Mazzocco (listed as "Public Relations") gave $1,000 on December 1, 2003.
  • Something called Singer Group gave $2,000 on December 5, 2003.
  • Harsch Investment Corporation, a real estate investment company, gave $5,000 on December 12, 2004 -- which is an interesting trick since today is April 26, 2004.
  • One John A. Onder (listed as "Real Estate Developer") gave $1,000 on December 12, 2004 -- which is an interesting trick since today is April 26, 2004.
  • One Dale Pellow (listed as "President - Howard S. Wright Construction Company") gave $2,500 on December 12, 2004 -- which is an interesting trick since today is April 26, 2004.
  • Homer G. Williams, developer, gave $2,000 on December 12, 2003.
  • One T.B. Dame (listed as "President - Williams & Dame Development") gave $2,000 on December 13, 2003.
  • Gerding/Edlen Development gave $5,000 on December 16, 2003.
  • KOIN Center Limited Partnership gave $1,500 on December 19, 2003.
  • Rose Quarter gave $2,500 on December 26, 2003.
  • Timberline Lodge gave $1,000 on December 26, 2003.
  • Committee to Elect Dan Gardner gave $2,500 on December 30, 2003.
  • Ron Tonkin Chevrolet gave $1,000 on January 1, 2004.
  • Clear Channel gave $500 on January 23, 2004 (which contributed to their total contributions of $1,000).
  • Broadway Cab gave $1,000 on February 10, 2004.
  • Portland Hotel dba The Westin Hotel gave $1,000 on February 28, 2004.
  • One Bradley J. Malsin (listed as "Developer") gave $500 on February 28, 2004 (which contributed to their total contributions of $1,000).
  • Aspen Imperial gave $1,000 on February 28, 2004.
  • Clear Channel gave $500 on March 9, 2004 (which contributed to their total contributions of $1,000).
  • One Bradley Malsin (listed as "Developer") gave $500 on March 9, 2004 (which contributed to his total contributions of $1,000).
  • Melvin Mark, Jr., real estate developer, gave $5,000 on March 10, 2004 (which contributed to his total contributions of $6,500).
  • One Don Morissette (whose occupation is not listed) gave $2,500 on March 11, 2004.
  • Portland Police Association Keep Portland Safe PAC gave $10,000 on March 12, 2004.
  • Kroger gave $1,500 on March 12, 2004.
  • PMAR PAC gave $5,000 on March 15, 2004.
  • Schumacher Custom Homes gave $1,500 on March 19, 2004.
  • We Be Homes gave $1,000 on March 18, 2004.
  • Ostercraft, Inc. gave $1,000 on March 18, 2004.
  • Fish Construction NW, Inc. gave $1,000 on March 18, 2004.
  • NW Cedar Properties gave $1,500 on March 19, 2004.
  • G.P. Investments, Inc. & Harry A. Schumacher gave $2,000 on March 19, 2004.
  • G.P. Investments gave $1,000 on March 19, 2004.

(No, we're not quite sure how these two relate and whether or not they are reported correctly.)

  • Oregon Pacific Investment gave $2,000 on March 20, 2004.
  • Naito Corporation gave $5,000 on March 20, 2004.
  • PNWRC gave $2,500 on March 20, 2004.
  • Schnitzer Investment Corporation gave $5,000 on March 25, 2004 (which contributed to their total contributions of $10,000).
  • IBEW Educational Committee have $5,000 on March 25, 2005.
  • One Donald E. Pollock (listed as "Homebuilder/Apartment Owner") gave $1,000 on March 26, 2004.
  • One Julia Gail Pollock (listed as "Owner - 'Julia's'") gave $1,000 on March 26, 2004.
  • Radio Cab gave $1,000 on March 26, 2004.
  • One Fred Sanchez (listed as "Real Estate Broker") gave $2,500 on March 26, 2004.
  • AFSCME Local 189 gave $2,500 on March 30, 2004.
  • BPM Associates gave $1,000 on March 30, 2004.
  • One Pat Prendergast (listed as "Real Estate Investor") gave $1,000 on March 21, 2004.
  • One Martin Kenoe (listed as "Developer") gave $1,000 on March 31, 2004.
  • Matrix Development Corporation gave $10,000 on March 31, 2004.
  • One Robert M. Dant (listed as "Developer") gave $1,000 on April 1, 2004.
  • One James H. Winkler (listed as "Developer") gave $2,500 on April 1, 2004.
  • Mark Group #6 gave $2,297 from November 10, 2003 through April 1, 2004 in the form of campaign office rent and utilities.

(Yes, based upon the street address, they are related in some fashion to the previously-mentioned pair of Melvin Marks.)

The remaining forty-one contributors each gave less than $1,000 -- which means that a little over half of Leonard's contributions came from individuals or groups who contributed more than $1,000 each.

For what it's worth, the curious $1,000 contribution we saw was the total from Clear Channel -- with whom Leonard was at one point negotiating to settle that company's lawsuit against the City over our sign code.

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Comments (2)

  1. Jack Bog on 27 Apr 2004

    A lot of developers on that list -- a LOT. And is that $10K from the police union?

  2. The One True b!X on 27 Apr 2004

    That's the police union's PAC yeah.

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