2018 Elections

Ivey Quadruples Maddox in Fundraising Ahead of the General Election

Gov. Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox

Drawing financial support from deep-pocket supporters, Gov. Kay Ivey has collected more than four times as much in contributions as her Democratic challenger in the campaign leading to the November gubernatorial election.

Ivey collected $244,283 during June, according to a report filed Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s Office. That brought her total cash receipts to $4.69 million since the campaign began last year.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, the Democratic nominee, raised $182,919 last month, lifting his total for the campaign to $1.11 million.

With the Nov.6 election still four months away, Ivey reported a balance of $458,674 in her account. Maddox had a balance of $222,442. There is no July runoff in the race for the Democratic or Republican nomination as governor.

James W. “Jimmy” Rane, who is listed by Forbes Magazine as Alabama’s richest resident, is Ivey’s biggest donor, having given $300,000 so far. Known for his role as “the Yella Fella” in television commercials, Rane is the founder of Great Southern Wood Preserving of Abbeville.

Other top contributors to Ivey include Montgomery-based Franklin PAC and developer Louis W. Breland of Huntsville, $100,000 each; and Breland Homes LLC of Huntsville and the Beasley, Allen law firm of Montgomery, $95,000 each.

The top givers to Maddox are a half dozen Tuscaloosa-based PACs chaired Michael Echols. The committees have given a total of $381,400 to the Maddox campaign. ABC Merit PAC of Birmingham gave $26,000 to the Democratic nominee and GreeneTrack Inc. of Eutaw contributed $25,000.

Kay Ivey

$300,000 – James W. Rane, Abbeville.

$100,000 – Franklin PAC, Montgomery; Louis W. Breland, Huntsville.

$95,000 – Breland Homes LLC, Huntsville; Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles PC, Montgomery.

$75,000 – Raymond J. Harbert, Birmingham; Roy H. Drinkard, Cullman.

$61,000 – BIZ PAC, Montgomery.

$60,000 – MCG PAC, Birmingham.

$51,000 – Alabama Power Co. Employees State PAC, Birmingham.

$50,000 – BankPAC-Alabama Bankers Association, Montgomery;

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Birmingham; Progress PAC, Montgomery; Volkert Inc., Mobile.

$42,500 – AT&T Alabama PAC, Montgomery.

$40,000 – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Alabama State PAC, Birmingham; National Cement Company of Alabama Inc., Birmingham; Truk PAC, Montgomery.

$37,500 – CarePAC, Montgomery.

$35,000 – Jake F. Aronov, Atlanta, GA; Loretta P. Spencer, Huntsville; State Farm Agents and Associates of Alabama PAC, Tuscaloosa; Wayne T. Smith, Nashville, TN; William B. Sexton, Decatur.

$30,000 – Aga Sack PAC, Birmingham; Drummond Company Inc., Birmingham; Goodwyn Mills & Cawood, Montgomery; R.B. Johnson, Hanceville.

$28,500 – ABC Merit PAC, Birmingham.

$27,000 – The Innovation PAC, Montgomery.

$25,000 – Alabama Forestry PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Medical PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Realtors PAC, Montgomery; Angus R. Cooper III, Mobile; Beverly Starr, Auburn; Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama Inc. Auto PAC, Montgomery; Cemex Inc. Employees PAC, Houston, TX; EduPAC, Tuscaloosa; Forestry PAC, Montgomery; Georgia Crown Distributing Co., Mcdonough, GA; Gulf Distributing Holdings LLC, Mobile; James Starr, Auburn; James W. Wilson III, Montgomery; McWane Inc., Birmingham; Ozark Striping Co. Inc. Enterprise; Regions Bank, Birmingham; Regions Bank Accounts Payable, Birmingham; Smart Living LLC, Huntsville; United-Johnson Brothers of Alabama LLC, Bessemer; Warren J. Williamson, Greenville; William B. Wilson, Montgomery; Wiregrass Construction Co. Inc., Dothan.


$20,000 – Al. Nursing Home Association, CarePAC, Montgomery; Alabama Builders PAC (ABPAC), Montgomery; Alabama Farmers Federation PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Poultry Trust, Montgomery; American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc., Bessemer; Comcast Corporation, Philadelphia, PA; Energen Corporation PAC, Birmingham; F&P LLC, Montgomery; Global Rental Co. Inc., Birmingham; Kelly Road Builders, Birmingham; Swaid N. Swaid, Birmingham; The Committee for Good Government, Birmingham; Trial-Trust Representing Involved Alabama Lawyers, Montgomery.

$17,500 – CMG PAC II, Tuscaloosa.
$16,000 – Sally Lambert, Huntsville.

$15,000 – Alabama Acre, Montgomery; Alabama Hospital Association PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Lenders PAC, Birmingham;

ALAPAC, Montgomery; David B. Reed, Montgomery; David J. Cooper Sr., Mobile; Elder PAC, Montgomery; Eli Lilly and Company PAC, Indianapolis, IN; FGAPAC, Montgomery; Gumbo PAC, Foley; Jim L. Ridling, Pike Road; M. Clark Sahlie, Montgomery; Protective Life Corporation, Birmingham; SHR PAC, Montgomery; Steven H. Stokes, Dothan; Tim Parker, Tuscaloosa; Vulcan Materials Company PAC, Birmingham.

$13,000 – Concrete PAC, Montgomery.

$12,500 – Alabama Beverage Association PAC, Montgomery; AWBA PAC, Montgomery; R. Frank Brown, Cullman; W.D. Malone Jr., Dothan; W. Davis Malone III, Dothan.

$12,000 – Pride PAC II, Tuscaloosa.

$11,000 – BIPAC, Montgomery.

$10,000 – ACPA-Al PAC, Montgomery; Adams And Reese LLP, New Orleans, LA; Alabama Associated General Contractors Inc-PAC, Irondale, Alabama Optometric PAC, Montgomery; Arista Aviation, Enterprise; Montgomery; Bartley McCorquodale, Birmingham; Benjamin Russell, Alexander City; Charles C. Anderson, Florence; Charter Communications, St. Louis, MO; COMPAC, Mobile; Credit Union Coalition of Alabama, Montgomery; David J. Cooper, Mobile; Dentaquest PAC Alabama, Nashville, TN; East Alabama Paving Company Inc., Opelika; Eastern Shore Toyota, Daphne; Edward K. Aldag, Birmingham; Fate Watson Jones, Camden; First Decade PAC, Montgomery; Garver LLC, N. Little Rock, AR; Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham; Hargrove, Mobile; Higher Education Leadership PAC, Montgomery; His PAC, Opelika; Waseung Automotive Alabama LLC, Enterprise; James K. Lower, Montgomery; J.M. Wood Auction, Montgomery; Jerry C. Kyser, Montgomery; Jimmy Pursell, Sylacauga; Joel R. Anderson, Florence; John H. Watson, Dothan; John White-Spunner, Daphne; Leadership PAC, Tuscaloosa; Linda J. Smith, Huntsville; Mainstream PAC, Montogmery; Mark J. Tarr, Mountain Brook; Owen Aronov, Montgomery; Petrey, Luverne; Protective Life Corporation State PAC, Birmingham; Rai Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC; Reid B. Dove, Dothan; Robert Hutson, Birmingham; Roddy L McKinney, Vestavia; Saintfield Holdings, LLC, Birmingham; SavePAC, Montgomery; SE & Associates Management Group Inc., Daphne; Secure PAC, Montgomery; Spire Alabama Inc., Birmingham; Terry Anderson, Florence; The Yates Companies Inc., Philadelphia, MS; Thompson Engineering Inc., Mobile; Timothy N. McInnis II, Orange Beach; W. Stancil Starnes, Mountain Brook; W. Daniel Hughes Jr., Montgomery; Whitaker Contracting Corp, Guntersville; Xtreme Concepts Inc., Birmingham.

$8,500 – KW Plastics, Troy; Phil Webb, Anniston.

$7,500 – Alabama Citizens for Conservative Government, Gadsden;

AT&T, Hoover; Butler Snow PAC, Ridgeland, MS; Cadence Bank NA PAC, Birmingham; ET PAC, Tuscaloosa; Leroy McAbee Sr., Tuscaloosa; Lester Howard Killebrew, Abbeville.
$6,500 – Sun PAC, Mobile.

$6,000 – Centurytel Inc., Monroe; Gaines Lanier West Point, GA; Knowles & Sullivan LLC, Gadsden; May PAC, Birmingham; Senior Care Pharmacy Inc., Northport; Troy Cablevision Inc., Troy.

$5,500 – Harris Morrissette, Saraland.

$5,000 – ACULAC, Birmingham; Alabama Dental PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Development PAC, Alan Hall, Birmingham; Alawest Al LLC, Northport; Alawest Inc., Northport; Allen C. Harris, Opelika; American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham; Baker Donelson PAC, Birmingham; Ben Beard, Troy; Bill Jackson, Montgomery; Brett Real Estate Robinson Development Co. Inc., Saraland; Brett-Robinson Gulf Corp., Gulf Shores; Bruno Event Team LLC, Birmingham; Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham; Burt Holdings LLC, Vance; Carolyn Featheringill, Mountain Brook; Cathy Randall, Tuscaloosa; Charles E. Watts Inc., Gadsden; Chester McKinney, Muscle Shoals; Chilton County Contractors Inc., Clanton; Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc., Birmingham; Columbia Southern University Inc., Orange Beach; David H. Marsh, Birmingham; Davita, Tacoma, WA; Dick L. Brewbaker, Montgomery; Dunn Construction Company Inc., Birmingham; Eddie Stewart, Montgomery; ENPAC, Birmingham; F. Watson Jones, Camden; FAXPAC, Montgomery; G2lytics, Brentwood, Tenn.; Gary Ingram, Dadeville; Gregory T. Abramson, Vestavia; H&L Construction Inc., Troy; H.O. Weaver & Sons Inc., Mobile; Haas Strother, Camden; Hangout Hospitality Group, Gulf Shores; Ikaros LLC, Tuscaloosa; International Paper PAC, Washington, DC; J. Norman Estes, Northport; J.W. Nall III, Atlanta, GA; J.M. Wood Auction Co. Inc., Montgomery; James F. Griffeth, Spanish Fort; James P. Cowin, Birmingham; Jeffrey Coleman, Dothan; Jobs PAC, Montgomery; Joe Ritch, Huntsville; John C. Dobbs, Vestavia; John C. Stanley, Montgomery; John G. Walton, Mobile; Jonathan R. Tullos, Enterprise;  Jones Walker LLP, Mobile; Joseph Forest Enterprises Inc., Columbiana; Kenneth D. Benton, Dearmanville; Koch Industries Inc., Wichita, KS; LEGPAC, Montgomery; Lisa R. Jernigan, Birmingham; Mark Seeley, Brownsboro; Marlin Keith Andrews, Tuscaloosa; MAXPAC, Montgomery; Michael D. Schmitz, Dothan; Michael J. Vinson, Montgomery; MKA Properties LLC, Northport; Mobile Asphalt Company LLC, Mobile; Mountain Brook Associates LLP, Birmingham; Newell Roadbuilders Inc., Hope Hull; NEWPAC, Montgomery; Northport Health Services Inc., Tuscaloosa; Nucor PAC, Decatur; Ozark Striping Co. Inc., Ozark; Patrick F. Lynch, Mobile; Peco Foods Inc., Tuscaloosa; Pfizer Inc., Memphis, TN; Premier Kings Inc., Montgomery; Reed Contracting Services, Union Grove; Remlap Properties LLC, Huntsville; Richard C. Sullivan, Mobile; Richard J. Brockman, Birmingham; Ricky D. Mobley, Wetumpka; Roddy L. McKinney II, Birmingham; Ron Drinkard Group LLC, Montgomery; Ronald G. Bruno, Birmingham; Ryan DeGraffenried III, Tuscaloosa; Scott Bridge Company Inc., Opelika; Scott Drummond, Tuscaloosa; Southern Strategy Group PAC, Montgomery; TELPAC, Montgomery; Terry Everett, Rehobeth; Thomas A. Sharp, Huntsville; Thomas E. Jernigan Jr., Birmingham; Thomas J. Joiner, Tuscaloosa; Todd Ouellette, Muscle Shoals; Troy PAC, Montgomery; Truckworx Inc., Birmingham; Waller Alabama PAC, Birmingham; Westrock, Norcross, GA; William E. Wallace, Pike Road.


Walt Maddox

$84,000 – Cash PAC, Tuscaloosa.

$70,400 – CMG PAC II, Tuscaloosa.

$68,750 – Leadership PAC, Tuscaloosa.

$75,250 – ET PAC, Tuscaloosa.

$43,850 – T-Town PAC II, Tuscaloosa.

$39,150 – Pride PAC II, Tuscaloosa.

$26,000 – ABC Merit PAC, Birmingham.

$25,000 – GreeneTrack Inc., Eutaw.

$15,470 – Cynthia Rhoden, Birmingham

$10,500 – Tuscaloosa Firefighters Public Relation Fund, Tuscaloosa.

$10,000 – Gina Miers, Tuscaloosa; G.S. Miers Family LLC, Tuscaloosa; Credit Union Coalition of Alabama, Montgomery; Andrew Campbell, Mountain Brook.

$6,000 – Frank McPhillips, Birmingham.

$5,000 – The Committee for Good Government, Birmingham; The Builders Group, Tuscaloosa; Peco Foods Inc., Tuscaloosa; Keith Owens, Maylene; IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund, Washington, DC; Gillian Goodrich, Birmingham; Environmental Litigation Group PC, Birmingham; Don and Sandy Logan, Birmingham; Dianne Baker, Tuscaloosa; David and Jenny Pass, Tuscaloosa; Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham; Bank PAC, Montgomery; Ball Healthcare-Roanoke Inc., Mobile; Alabama AFL/CIO PAC, Montgomery; ACULA, Birmingham.

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