2018 Elections

Cavanaugh Leads in Fundraising for Lieutenant Governor’s Runoff

Will Ainsworth and Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh has far outpaced opponent Will Ainsworth in fundraising for the Republican runoff for lieutenant governor so far this month, according to reports filed Monday with the Secretary of State’s Office.

Cavanaugh, president of the Alabama Public Commission, reported raising $238,180 in itemized contributions for the period of June 1 to June 22. That brought her total for the campaign to $1.63 million. She has spent $1.41 million during the campaign, including $181,836 this month, and reported a balance of $221,782.

Her biggest contributor has been Progress PAC of Montgomery – funded mostly by businesses including Blue Cross Blue Shield, McWane Inc. and Michelin North America – with $120,000. Drummond Co. Inc. of Birmingham has contributed $29,500 to the campaign.

In addition, Cavanaugh and her husband have loaned $500,000 to her campaign since it began last year.


Ainsworth, a state representative from Guntersville, raised $24,650 during the current reporting period, bringing his total for the campaign to $1.09 million. He has spent $1.66 million, including $265,430 in June, and has a cash balance of $429,412.

Ainsworth has loaned $1 million to his campaign so far, including $500,000 on June 7 and $500,000 on Aug. 31, 2017.

His biggest contributors since the beginning of the campaign have been the Alabama Forestry PAC, $122,000, and Burkes Mechanical Inc. of Brent, $30,000.

Cavanaugh also led in votes in the June 5 primary. She had 238,333 votes to Ainsworth’s 204,465, with Rusty Glover coming in a distant third with 107,981 votes.

The winner of the July 17 GOP runoff will face Democrat Willie Boyd Jr. in the November general election. Boyd was unopposed for his party’s nomination.

Here are itemized contributions for each candidate:

Will Ainsworth

$122,000: Ala Forestry PAC, Montgomery.

$30,000: Burkes Mechanical Inc., Brent.

$23,000: FarmPAC, Montgomery.

$20,000: Kabco Builders Inc., Boaz; Gregory Rader, Columbus, MS;

North Alabama PAC, Huntsville.

$17,500: David Marsh, Birmingham; Keith Bennett, Boaz.

$17,000: Browns Creek Cattle Co. LLC, Guntersville; William Ainsworth, Guntersville.

$16,400: Forest PAC, Montgomery.

$16,250: Sharon Ainsworth, Guntersville.

$11,000: Charles Claborn, Athens.

$10,000: American Fire Protection LLC, Birmingham; CANPAC, Montgomery; Douglas Eddleman, Birmingham; EDPAC, Montgomery; Flanagan Contracting LLC, Birmingham; Harbin Family Ltd Partnership, Scottsboro; John Wories, Chicago, IL; Jose Rivas, Demopolis; Joseph Phifer, Birmingham; Kent Upton, Birmingham; P&C Construction Inc., Chattanooga, TN; Patrick Wallace, Dallas, TX; Pinnacle Rental and Supply LLC, Albertville; Pride PAC II, Tuscaloosa; Roy Drinkard, Cullman; Smtg Inc., Albertville; TELPAC, Montgomery; The Innovation PAC, Montgomery; Trinity Industries Employee PAC, Dallas, TX; Tucker Milling LLC, Guntersville.

$7,500: FGAPAC, Montgomery; Lambert Inc., Stevenson; Republic Bank, Oak Brook, IL; William Scott, Opelika.

$7,000: FAXPAC, Montgomery.

$6,500: Madison Materials Inc., Guntersville.

$6,000: Bryant Mastin, Guntersville; Curtis Pilot, Mobile; Daphne Fonde, Mobile; Davis Pilot Jr., Moble; Frank Mastin, Boaz; Grace Pilot, Mobile; Pat Courington Jr., Albertville; Rodney Pilot, Fairhope; Stanley Parker, Morris.

$5,750: Alabama Deer Association, Toney.

$5,000: Alabama First PAC, Montgomery; American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc., Bessemer; Austin Ainsworth, Huntsville; Capitol Resources PAC, Montgomery; Clinton Johnston, Birmingham; CMG PAC II, Tuscaloosa; Dan Moultrie, Verbena; Davis Lee Companies LLC, Huntsville; Deaver Industries Inc., Bessemer; Dennis R. Weaver PC, Birmingham; Douglas Oberhelman, Edwards, IL; Duane Donner, Birmingham; Edward Campbell III, Shreveport, LA; First Decade PAC, Montgomery; Gulf Distributing Holdings LLC; Mobile; Industrial Sales LLC, Guntersville; Industrial Sales LLC; Jacksonville Hotel LLC, Jacksonville; Joe Phifer, Birmingham; Joseph Gilliland, Guntersville; Madison Material Inc., Guntersville; May PAC, Birmingham; MCG PAC, Birmingham; Millers Ferry Lodge LLC, Pensacola, FL; Nathan Cox, Daphne; Nick Jones, Rainsville;

Olympia Construction Inc., Albertville; P. Lawler Enterprises Ltd, Albertville; Paul Claborn, Albertville; Raymond Harbert, Birmingham; Regions Bank, Birmingham; Richard Bechert, Union Grove; Roy Gilbert III, Birmingham; Sedgefields Lakes Plantation LLC, Duluth, GA; Smart Living LLC, Huntsville; Southeastern Land Group Inc., Dadeville; Southeastern Pond Management, Saginaw; The Committee For Good Government, Birmingham; The Upton Group LLC, Guntersville; W.S. Propst, Huntsville; Watson Jones, Camden; Wayne Bentley, Albertville; Whitaker Contracting Corp., Guntersville; Wilks Tire & Battery Service Inc., Albertville; Xcel Masonry Inc., Oneonta.

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh

$120,000: Progress PAC, Montgomery.

$50,000: Drummond Company Inc., Birmingham.

$39,500: Pride PAC II, Tuscaloosa.

$30,000: EDUPAC, Tuscaloosa.

$25,000: ENPAC, Birmingham.

$21,000: Alabama Realtors PAC, Montgomery.

$20,000: Alabama Medical PAC, Montgomery; Raymond J. Harbert, Birmingham; Warren J. Williamson Jr., Greenville; Retailers of Alabama PAC, Montgomery; The Honorable Tim Parker Jr., Tuscaloosa.

$15,500: T-Town PAC II, Tuscaloosa.

$15,000: Alabama Builders PAC (ABPAC), Montgomery; MCG PAC, Birmingham; Protective Life Corporation State PAC, Birmingham.

$14,000: Glenn Durough, Bessemer.

$11,000: Daniel McKinney, Birmingham.

$10,000: Credit Union Coalition of Alabama, Montgomery; F&P LLC, Montgomery; G PAC, Birmingham; Kidcare, Montgomery; May PAC, Birmingham; Billy L. Harbert, Birmingham; Michael G. Johnson, Theodore; Southeastern Pond Management, Saginaw.

$9,000: Alabama Poultry Trust, Montgomery.

$8,000: Terry R. Douglas, Tuscaloosa.

$7,500: Alabama Associated General Contractors, Inc. PAC, Irondale; Millennium Health Services Inc., Tuscaloosa; Randy Johnson, Cullman; NHS Management LLC, Tuscaloosa; Northport Health Services Inc., Tuscaloosa; Senior Care Pharmacy Inc., Tuscaloosa.

$7,000: AWBA PAC, Montgomery; Jobs PAC, Montgomery; John G. Beard, Birmingham.

$6,500: Alabama Acre, Montgomery; Joseph Forest Enterprises Inc., Columbiana.

$6,000: Alabama Coal Cooperative, Cullman; Subcontractors Association of Alabama, Birmingham.

$5,500: Ryan Shirley, Northport.

$5,000: ABC Merit PAC, Birmingham; Alabama Lenders PAC, Pelham; American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham; BankPAC, Montgomery; CRA Political Action Committee, Montgomery; Goodwyn Mills And Cawood PAC, Montgomery; Halstead Contractors LLC, Montgomery; KW Plastics, Troy; MCG PAC, Birmingham; McWane Inc., Birmingham; Barnett Lawley, Pell City; Dan L Moultrie, Verbena; Frank Brown Jr., Cullman; James M. Tracy, Vestavia Hills; Mark Sims, Oneonta; Owen Aronov, Montgomery; William B. Sexton, Decatur; William H. Carr, Enterprise; Nucor PAC, Decatur; Regions Financial Corporation PAC, Washington, DC; The Honorable Tim Parker Jr., Tuscaloosa; Volkert Inc., Mobile; WestPAC, Mobile.