Avondale Estates releases campaign finance reports in mayoral race

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 10, 2015
A packed room listens as mayoral candidates answer questions during the Avondale Estates mayoral candidate forum at city hall on Thursday, February 19, 2015. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips

A packed room listens as mayoral candidates answer questions during the Avondale Estates mayoral candidate forum at city hall on Thursday, February 19, 2015. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Paul Brown has raised the most money of any of the five candidates running in the special election for mayor of Avondale Estates, according to campaign finance forms released by the city.

Brown raised $4,000 and spent $5,800. His single biggest contributor is John Isakson, the son of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson. John Isakson contributed $2,000.

Brown said the younger Isakson is a longtime friend.

“John and I go back 16, 18 years,” Brown said.

Two of the candidates, John Pomberg and Todd Pullen, filed affidavits indicating they would not raise or spend more than $2,500, meaning their campaign finances would fall below the reporting threshold. Two other candidates, Jonathan Elmore and Jim Hutchens, each raised around $900 for their campaigns.

The finance reports are published here. The special election to replace former mayor Ed Rieker will be held on March 17, 2015.

Paul Brown 

Paul Brown. File photo by Jonathan Phillips

Paul Brown. File photo by Jonathan Phillips

Total raised: $4,000

Total spent: $5,800

Paul Brown

Jonathan Elmore

Jonathan Elmore.

Jonathan Elmore. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Total raised: $895

Total spent: $871

Jonathan Elmore

John Pomberg

John Pomberg.

John Pomberg. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Signed affidavit of intent not to raise or spend more than $2,500, contributions not reported.

John Pomberg

Jim Hutchens 

Jim Hutchens.

Jim Hutchens.

Total contributions: $935

Total spent: $1701

Jim Hutchens

Todd Pullen 

Todd Pullen. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Todd Pullen. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Signed affidavit of intent not to raise or spend more than $2,500, contributions not reported.

Todd Pullen

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