All candidates on the November 6 ballot were required to submit campaign financial reports to the Louisiana Ethics Administration on Monday of this week.
The reporting period is from September 28 through October 17. These reports give major insight into the status of campaigns.
This is especially true in the Shreveport mayor’s race.
Incumbent Ollie Tyler raised a total of $11,200 in cash contributions. She had in-kind contributions of $1116, for a total of $12,316. Her campaign funds on hand on October 17 were $80,121.
Hard charging challenger Adrian Perkins raised $43.065 in cash contributions. He had in-kind donations of $482. The total contributions were $43,547. He had $68,879 campaign funds on hand on October 17.
Tyler has one max contribution of $2500 from Career Adventures. Her staff assistant Arlena Acree owns this company. Acree and her husband have contributed personally $3500.
Tyler had one contribution of $2000 from James Frazier of Little Rock, Ark. Her $1000 contributors from Shreveport were Chris Kinsey, Delinquent Recovery Associates, John George and McElroy Metals. Ronald Green of Houston Texas also contributed $1000.
Perkins had max contributions of $2500 from Airline Car Rental, Robert Ewing, Daryl Fultz, J Weinland Group Benefits, Kyle Payne, Unik Enterprises (Bossier City), and Tina Williams.
Alexander Kennedy and Delores Lavigne contributed $2000 . Jan Teekel gave $1250.
Contributors of $1000 were Megan Campbell, Eric Carbone, La Framing Services (Bossier City), M&N Concrete Services, Andrew Offit (West Newton, Mass.), Jeffery Oliver (Frederick, MD.), Franklin Roemer and BW Teekell (total of $2000).
Perkins outraised Tyler in the reporting period that ended in September by $11,681 (cash and in kind). In the latest reporting (ending October 17) his $31,519.
totals were $31,211 more than Tyler.
Total contributions, both cash and in-kind, for Tyler this year are $132,639 through October 17.
Perkin’s total contributions, both cash and in-kind, from January 1, 2018 were $175,551. This is almost $43 grand more than Tyler--$42,912.
Tyler started the year with funds on hand of $33,386. Perkins had $0 campaign dollars on January 1, 2018.
Steven Jackson reported cash on hand on October 17 of $28,625. Of this amount
$10,500 were loans by him to his campaign. Thus his balance of contributions from third parties was $18,125.
At the end of the October 17 reporting period Lee O. Savage had funds on hand of $3437.
Jim Taliaferro’s funds on hand were $2289.
The next reports for all candidates, whether in the run-off election or not, are due
(This article will be published in The Inquisitor on Friday, November 2, 2018)