Democrat Robert Vance raised more than twice as much campaign cash as Republican Tom Parker in September and maintains a significant financial advantage as the race for chief justice of Alabama enters its final month.
Vance, a Circuit Court judge in Birmingham, collected $165,425 in itemized cash contributions last month, raising his total for the campaign to $810,547, he reported this week to the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office.
Parker, a member of the Alabama Supreme Court who is seeking to move into the chief justice’s chair, reported contributions of $65,200 in September. His total since the campaign began last year is $591,877.
The vast majority of Parker’s money – $500,000 – has come from Progress for Justice PAC, a Montgomery-based committee funded mainly by large firms of trial lawyers.
Vance’s biggest single contributor has been Warren Lazarow of Hillsborough, California, at $15,000.
Vance reported a cash balance of $550,453, compared to $181,999 reported by Parker.
Following are contributors of $5,000 and more to candidates for chief justice.
Progress for Justice PAC, Montgomery.
David H. Marsh, Birmingham; Southeast Wood Treating Ltd., Montgomery.
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, Birmingham.
Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt PAC, Birmingham.
Farm PAC, Montgomery.
BIPAC, Montgomery; BIZPAC, Montgomery; CMG PAC II, Tuscaloosa; FAXPAC, Montgomery; FGAPAC, Montgomery; IMPAC, Montgomery; LEGPAC, Montgomery; MAXPAC, Montgomery, Pride PAC II, Tuscaloosa; Prince, Glover & Haynes PC, Tuscaloosa; SAVEPAC, Montgomery.
Warren Lazarow, Hillsborough, California.
Alabama Realtors PAC, Montgomery; Heninger Garrison Davis LLC, Birmingham; J.T. Stephens, Birmingham; McWane Inc., Birmingham.
David L. and Susan T. Silverstein, Birmingham.
Farris, Riley & Pitt, attorneys at law, Birmingham.
Burr & Foreman, LLP, Birmingham; Dennis G. & Elizabeth B. Pantazis, Birmigham; Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, Birmingham; IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund, Washington, D.C.; Jay Grinney, Birmingham; Kathy Patrick, Houston, Texas; Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC, Birmingham; Lisa R. & Alan Z. Engel, Birmingham; Marsh, Rickard & Bryan PC, Birmingham; Petway & French LLP, Birmingham; Wiggins, Childs, Pantazis, Fisher, Goldfarb LLC, Birmingham.