2018 Election

Ivey Still Doubles Maddox’s Fundraising One Month Before the Election

  • With lists of top contributors throughout the campaigns.

With the election one month away, Gov. Kay Ivey has raised more than twice as much as Democratic challenger Walt Maddox in the campaign for governor.

Gov. Kay Ivey (Source: Ivey campaign)

The Republican incumbent collected $510,457 in cash contributions during September, bringing her total to $3.88 million since the campaign started last year, according to reports filed this week with the Secretary of State’s Office. She heads into the final four weeks of the campaign with an account balance of $510,888.

Maddox brought in $373,016 last month, raising his total for the campaign to $1.83 million. That leaves him with a balance of $500,339, his report showed.

Ivey continued to raise large amounts from political action committees, law firms and businesses. Her biggest contributors during September were the Alabama Forestry PAC, $25,000; the Balch & Bingham law firm’s PAC, $15,000; and SHR PAC, chaired by lobbyist and Republican activist Dax Swatek, $12,000.

Overall, the governor’s top contributor is James W. “Jimmy” Rane of Abbeville, founder of Great Southern Wood Preserving and identified by Forbes Magazine as Alabama’s richest person. He has given Ivey a total of $300,000 during the campaign. Franklin PAC, a business-oriented committee in Montgomery, has given $125,000 and the Beasley, Allen law firm of Montgomery has contributed $105,000.

Walt Maddox

Maddox’s report for activity in September showed a continued flow of money from six PACs operated by Mike Echols of Tuscaloosa. Cash, CMG, ET, Leadership, Pride II and T-Town II PACs contributed $25,000 each to the Democratic nominee; that brings their total for the campaign to $611,400.

Among the other top donors for the Tuscaloosa mayor was Greenetrack, at $70,000.

Following are contributors of $5,000 and up for the entire campaign.

Kay Ivey


James W. Rane, Abbeville.


Franklin PAC, Montgomery.


Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, Pc, Montgomery.


Louis W. Breland, Huntsville.


Breland Homes LLC, Huntsville.


Alabama Power Co. Employees State PAC, Birmingham.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Birmingham; Raymond J. Harbert, Birmingham; Roy H. Drinkard, Cullman.


BIZPAC, Montgomery.


Truk PAC, Montgomery.


BankPAC-Alabama Bankers Association, Montgomery; MCG PAC, Birmingham.


Drummond Company Inc., Birmingham.


CarePAC, Montgomery.


Alabama Forestry PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Realtors PAC, Montgomery; Georgia Crown Distributing Co., McDonough, Georgia; Regions Bank, Birmingham; Volkert Inc., Mobile; Warren J. Williamson, Greenville.


ALAPAC, Montgomery; Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Alabama State PAC, Birmingham; National Cement Company of Alabama Inc., Birmingham; Protective Life Corp., Birmingham; The Committee for Good Government, Birmingham; Wiregrass Construction Co. Inc., Dothan.


ABC Merit PAC, Birmingham.


Loretta P. Spencer, Huntsville.


Jake F. Aronov, Atlanta, Georgia; State Farm Agents and Associates of Alabama PAC, Tuscaloosa; Wayne T. Smith, Nashville.


Aga Sack PAC, Birmingham; CMG PAC II, Tuscaloosa; Global Rental Co. Inc., Birmingham; Kelly Road Builders, Birmingham; Ozark Striping Co. Inc, Enterprise; R.B. Johnson. Hanceville; Rex Commercial Properties Inc., Huntsville; Trial-Trust Representing Involved Alabama Lawyers, Montgomery; United-Johnson Brothers of Alabama LLC, Bessemer.


SHR PAC, Montgomery; The Innovation PAC, Montgomery.


Alabama Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama Inc. Auto PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Medical PAC, Montgomery; Angus R. Cooper III, Mobile; Beverly Starr, Auburn; Cemex Inc. Employees PAC, Houston, TX; EDUPAC, Tuscaloosa; FarmPAC, Montgomery; Forestry PAC, Montgomery; Gulf Distributing Holdings LLC, Mobile; James Starr, Auburn; James W. Wilson III, Montgomery; McWane Inc., Birmingham; Reed Contracting Services, Union Grove; Regions Bank Accounts Payable, Birmingham; Smart Living LLC, Huntsville; Whitaker Contracting Corp., Guntersville; William B. Wilson, Montgomery.


Swaid N. Swaid, Birminhgam.


Alabama Nursing Home Association CarePAC, Montgomery; Alabama Builders PAC (ABPAC), Montgomery; Alabama Farmers Federation PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Optometric PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Poultry Trust, Montgomery; American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc., Bessemer; Arista Aviation, Enterprise; Charles E. Watts Inc.; Gadsden; Comcast Corp., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Dunn Construction Co. Inc., Birmingham;

Eastern Shore Toyota, Daphne; F&P LLC, Montgomery; Goodwyn Mills and Cawood PAC, Montgomery; Gregory T. Abramson, Vestavia; John White-Spunner, Daphne; Reid B. Dove, Dothan.


Elder PAC, Montgomery.


Alabama Beverage Association PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Lenders PAC, Birmingham; T-Town PAC II, Tuscaloosa.


Sally Lambert, Huntsville.


Alabama Acre, Montgomery; Alabama Hospital Association PAC, Montgomery; Balch & Bingham LLP Federal PAC, Birmingham; Cadence Bank NA PAC, Birmingham; Cash PAC, Tuscaloosa; David B. Reed, Montgomery; David J. Cooper Sr., Mobile;

Dentaquest PAC Alabama, Nashville; Edward K. Aldag, Birmingham; Eli Lilly and Co. PAC, Indianapolis; FAXPAC, Montgomery; Goodwyn Mills & Cawood, Montgomery; Gumbo PAC, Foley; J.M. Wood Auction, Montgomery; Jerry C. Kyser, Montgomery; Leadership PAC, Tuscaloosa; M. Clark Sahlie; Midsouth Paving Inc., Birmingham; Retailers of Alabama PAC, Montgomery; Steven H. Stokes, Dothan; The Cosby Co., Selma; Tim Parker, Tuscaloosa; Vulcan Materials Co. PAC, Birmingham.


Concrete PAC, Montgomery.


AT&T, Hoover; AWBA PAC, Montgomery; ET PAC, Tuscaloosa; R. Frank Brown, Cullman; Timothy N. Mcinnis II, Orange Beach; W.D. Malone Jr., Dothan; W. Davis Malone Iii, Dothan.


Alabama Associated General Contractors Inc-PAC, Irondale; Pride PAC II, Tuscaloosa; Pride PAC Ii, Tuscaloosa; William B. Sexton, Decatur.


BIPAC, Montgomery; NHS Management, Tuscaloosa; Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama PAC, Montgomery; Senior Care Pharmacy Inc., Northport.


ACPA-AL PAC, Montgomery; Adams and Reese LLP, New Orleans; Adtran Inc., Huntsville; Airbus Americas CTX, Mobile; Alabama Coal Cooperative, Cullman; Alan Hall, Birmingham; Alawest AL LLC, Northport; Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon BWSC PAC, Nashville, TN;  Bartley Mccorquodale, Birmingham; Benjamin Russell, Alexander City; Brian J. Cuccias, Mobile; Caterpillar Employees PAC, Peoria; Charles C. Anderson, Florence; Charter Communications, St. Louis, Missouri; Chester McKinney, Muscle Shoals; Chilton County Contractors Inc., Clanton; Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United Inc.; Birmingham; CONPAC, Mobile; Credit Union Coalition of Alabama, Montgomery; Cunningham Bounds LLC, Mobile; David J. Cooper, Mobile; Dynetics Inc., Huntsville; East Alabama Paving Co. Inc., Opelika; Energen Corp. PAC, Birmingham; Fate Watson Jones, Camden; First Decade PAC, Montgomery; G.B. Saad, Spanish Fort;

Garver LLC, N. Little Rock, Arkansas; Generation Holdings LLC, Huntsville; Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham; Hargrove, Mobile; Higher Education Leadership PAC, Montgomery; Hwaseung Automotive Alabama LLC, Enterprise; International Paper PAC, Washington, DC; James K. Lowder, Montgomery; Jim L. Ridling, Pike Road; Jimmy Pursell, Sylacauga; Joel R. Anderson, Florence; John H. Watson, Dothan; Johnson Kreis Construction, Birmingham; Enny McLean, Point Clear; Leadership PAC, Tuscaloosa; Linda J. Smith, Huntsville; Mainstream PAC, Montgomery; Mark J. Tarr, Mountain Brook; Northport Health Services Inc., Tuscaloosa; Nucor PAC, Decatur; Owen Aronov, Montgomery; Pepsi Cola Bottling, Decatur; Petrey, Luverne; Hylis Baron, Huntsville; Rai Services Co. , Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Robert Hutson, Birmingham; Roddy L. McKinney II, Birmingham; Saintfield Holdings LLC, Birmingham; SavePAC, Montgomery; Se & Associates Management Group Inc., Daphne; Secure PAC, Montgomery; Spire Alabama Inc., Birmingham; Terry Anderson, Florence; The Boeing Co. PAC, Arlington, Virginia; The Broadway Group LLC; Huntsville; The Geo Group Inc., Boca Raton, Florida; The Yates Companies Inc., Philadelphia, Mississippi; Thompson Engineering Inc., Mobile; W. Stancil Starnes, Mountain Brook; W. Daniel Hughes Jr., Montgomery;

Xtreme Concepts Inc., Birmingham.


KW Plastics, Troy; Phil Webb, Anniston.


United States Steel Corp. PAC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


ABA PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Citizens for Conservative Government, Gadsden; American Cast Iron Pipe Co., Birmingham; Barbara S. Fulgham, Mobile; Butler Snow PAC, Ridgeland; Henry B. Fulgham, Mobile; Joseph C. Grendys, Chicago, IL; Leroy Mcabee Sr., Tuscaloosa; Lester Howard Killebrew, Abbeville.


Walmart, Bentonville, Arkansas.


JM Family Enterprises Inc., Deerfield Beach, Florida; Northport Holding LLC, Tuscaloosa; Sun PAC, Mobile.


Alan Rappuhn, Florence; Centurytel Inc., Monroe, Louisiana; Doug Hollyhand, Northport; Gaines Lanier,West Point, Georgia; John G. Hall, Dothan; Knowles & Sullivan LLC, Gadsden; Lester Killebrew, Abbeville; May PAC, Birmingham; The Bennett Group, Auburn; Tom Cooksey Jr., Auburn; Troy Cablevision Inc., Troy.


Harris Morrissette, Sarahland.


ACULAC, Birmingham; Alabama CPA PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Dental PAC, Montgomery; Alabama Development PAC, Birmingham; Alabama Game Breeders Association Inc., Clanton; Alawest Inc., Northport; Allen C. Harris, Opelika; Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA; Automation Personnel Services Inc., Birmingham; Baker Donelson PAC, Birmingham; Belle M. Farm Ltd, Belle Mina; Ben Beard, Troy; Bill Jackson, Montgomery; Borden Dairy Co., Dallas, TX; Bradley M. Meyer, Frankfort, KY; Brett Real Estate Robinson Development Co. Inc., Saraland; Brett-Robinson Gulf Corp., Gulf Shores; Brian K. Hynniman, Montgomery; Bruno Event Team LLC, Birmingham; Budweiser Busch Dist. Co. Inc., Mobile; Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham; Burt Holdings Llc, Vance; Carolyn Featheringill, Mountain Brook; Cathy Randall, Tuscaloosa; Columbia Southern University Inc., Orange Beach; David H. Marsh, Birmingham; Davita, Tacoma, Washington; Dick L. Brewbaker, Montgomery; Eddie Stewart, Montgomery; ENPAC, Birmingham; Exxonmobil Corp., Spring, Texas; F. Watson Jones, Camden; Fine, Geddie & Associates LLC, Montgomery; Future PAC, Montgomery; G2lytics, Brentwood, Tennesse; Gary Ingram, Dadeville; Green Tree PAC, Tuscaloosa; H&L Construction Inc., Troy; H.O. Weaver & Sons Inc., Mobile; Haas Strother, Camden; Hangout Hospitality Group, Gulf Shores; Harold W. Ripps, Birmingham; Hayne Hollis, Dothan; Howard Wise, Birmingham; Ikaros LLC, Tuscaloosa; J. Norman Estes, Northport; J.W. Nall III, Atlanta; J.M. Wood Auction Co. Inc., Montgomery; James F. Griffeth, Spanish Fort; James P. Cowin, Birmingham; Jeffrey Coleman, Dothan; Jerry D. Kimbrough, Birmingham; Jim Batson, Huntsville; Jim L. Ridling, Pike Road; Jobs PAC, Montgomery; Joe Ritch, Huntsville; John C. Dobbs, Vestavia; John C. Stanley, Montgomery; John G. Walton, Mobile; John J. Mcmahon,  Birmingham; Jonathan R. Tullos, Enterprise; Jones Walker LLP, Mobile; Joseph Forest Enterprises Inc., Columbiana; Kenneth D. Benton, DeArmanville; Koch Industries Inc., Wichita, Kansas; 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; Newell Roadbuilders Inc., Hope Hull; NEWPAC, Montgomery; Onin Staffing, Birmingham; Patrick F. Lynch, Mobile; Peco Foods Inc., Tuscaloosa; Pfizer Inc., Memphis, TN; Premier Kings Inc., Montgomery; Raytheon PAC, Arlington, VA; Red Diamond Inc., Birmingham; Remlap Properties LLC, Huntsville; Richard C. Sullivan 01, Mobile; Richard C. Sullivan, Mobile; Richard J. Brockman, Birmingham; Ricky D. Mobley, Wetumpka; Ron Drinkard Group LLC, Montgomery; Ronald G. Bruno, Birmingham; Ryan Degraffenried III, Tuscaloosa; Scott Bridge Company Inc., Opelika; Scott Drummond, Tuscaloosa; Servisfirst Bank, Birmingham; Sheila Hodges, Gulf Shores; TELPAC, Montgomery; Terry Everett, Rehobeth; Thomas A. Sharp, Huntsville; Thomas E. Jernigan Jr., Birmingham; Thomas J. Joiner, Tuscaloosa; Thompson Gray Inc., Huntsville; Tiger Paw PAC, Montgomery; Todd Ouellette, Muscle Shoals; Tom Young, Huntsville; Torch Technologies Inc., Tuscaloosa; Troy PAC, Montgomery; Truckworx Inc., Birmingham; UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota; W.J. Cabaniss Jr., Birmingham; W.S. Propst, Huntsville; Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC, Birmingham; Waller Alabama PAC, Birmingham; Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis LLP; Birmingham; Warrior Met Coal PAC, Brookwood; Westrock, Norcross, GA; Wholesale PAC, Birmingham; William B. Sexton, Decatur; William E. Wallace, Pike Road.


Walt Maddox


Cash PAC, Tuscaloosa.


Leadership PAC, Tuscaloosa.


ET PAC, Tuscaloosa.


CMG PAC II, Tuscaloosa.


T-Town PAC II, Tuscaloosa.


Pride PAC II, Tuscaloosa.


Greenetrack Inc., Eutaw.


Walter Maddox, Tuscaloosa.


Gina Miers, Tuscaloosa.

ABC Merit PAC, Birmingham.


Michael Goodrich, Birmingham.


Tuscaloosa Firefighters Public Relations Fund, Tuscaloosa.


Don and Sandy Logan, Birmingham; Speed PAC, Montgomery.


P.&S. Local Union 52, Montgomery.


Tim Harrison, Tuscaloosa.


T PAC, Montgomery.


Cynthia Rhoden, Birmingham.


Alabama AFL-CIO PAC, Montgomery; Andrew Campbell, Mountain Brook; Credit Union Coalition of Alabama, Montgomery;  Environmental Litigation Group PC, Birmingham; G.S. Miers Family LLC, Tuscaloosa; Keith Owens, Maylene; Taylor Martino PC, Mobile; The Builders Group, Tuscaloosa.


Frank McPhillips, Birmingham.


Neel Schaffer, Jackson.


Donald Hess, Birmingham; Doug Hollyhand, Northport; Leroy McAbee Sr., Tuscaloosa; Rhed Holding Co. LLC, Tuscaloosa; The Advantage Realty Group Inc, Tuscaloosa.


Bryson Stephens, Birmingham.


Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham.


Thomas Brigham Jr., Birmingham.


Cameron Vowell, Birmingham; Eagle PAC, Birmingham; Farris, Riley & Pitt, Birmingham; Michael Ellis, Tuscaloosa; William Cleveland, Auburn.


Thomas Siniard, Huntsville; Cummings Leasing LLC, Tuscaloosa.


ACULAC, Birmingham; Alabama State Assoc. of Electrical Workers, Montgomery; Amason & Associates Inc., Tuscaloosa; Arlene Mitchell, Mobile; Ball Healthcare-Roanoke Inc., Mobile; Bank PAC, Montgomery; BankPAC Official State PAC, Alabama Bankers Assn., Montgomery; Candence Bank NA PAC, Birmingham; CBA Properties LLC, Tuscaloosa; Crimson Urgent Care LLC, Tuscaloosa; CWA – Cope PAC, Washington, DC; Cynthia Ferguson Rhoden, Birmingham; David and Jenny Pass, Tuscaloosa; Dell Brooke, Birmingham; Dianne Baker, Tuscaloosa; Dixon Brooke, Birmingham; Ernest Rogers, Birmingham; First Care LLC, Tuscaloosa; Gillian Goodrich, Birmingham; IBEW PAC, Washington, Dc; IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund, Washington, DC; Iron Workers Local No. P.A.L., Birmingham; J.T. Stephens, Birmingham; Jane Comer, Birmingham; Jim Clevland III, Auburn; John Roberts, Birmingham; Judy and Keith Mims, Randolph; Key Investments Inc., Tuscaloosa; Mann & Potter PC, Birmingham; Neil E. Davis, Birmingham; Nucor PAC, Decatur; Parker Griffith, Huntsville; Peco Foods Inc., Tuscaloosa; Siti LLC, Lake Charles, LA; Steve Demedicis, Birmingham; The Committee For Good Government, Birmingham; United Steelworkers District 9, Gardendale; William Smith Jr., Birmingham.