Lyn Stuart continues to build her advantage over Tom Parker in their campaign for the Republican nomination for Alabama chief justice, according to financial reports filed this week with the Secretary of State’s Office.
Stuart, who was appointed chief justice after Roy Moore was suspended from the position in May 2016, raised $186,000 from May 1 to May 11. That included contributions of $65,000 from ProgressPAC and $25,000 from the Alabama Forestry Commission. Among contributors to ProgressPAC are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Coleman Worldwide Moving, Volkert Inc., McWane Inc. and Michelin North America.
Since the campaign began, she has raised $818,655 and spent $773,889, leaving a cash balance of $44,770. Her campaign spent $395,383 in early May, according to the report filed Monday.
Parker, who was elected to the Supreme Court in 2004, 2010 and 2016, reported raising $105,825 during the latest reporting period, including $100,000 from Progress for Justice PAC, a Montgomery-based committee that is funded mostly by lawyers.
He has collected $319,725 in contributions so far in the campaign, with $300,000 of that coming from Progress for Justice PAC. He spent $76,502 in May and reported a balance of $60,354.
Parker and Stuart will be on the ballot in the Republican primary for chief justice on June 5. The winner will face Democrat Robert S. Vance Jr., who has no opposition in the primary election, in the November general election.