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Following the money: The 2007 candidates

by Jordan Green

Milton Kern

Top contributors, by company:

1. Brooks, Pierce law firm ($1,550)

2. Brady Trane ($1,000)

3. Atlantic Scrap & Processing ($1,000)

4. Steven Bell & Co. ($750)

5. Julius Rankin Grading ($750)

Total: $13,924

$1,000: DJ Brady, Brady Trane; Frank Brenner, Atlantic Scrap & Processing

$750: Julius Rankin, grading contractor

$500: Frank Auman, developer; Steven D. Bell, property management; Mark Cole; Mark Green, Brooks, Pierce law firm; Randall Kaplan, Capsule Group

$250: Jonathan Bell, property manager; Robert Braswell, Carolina Bank; Drew Brown, lawyer; Lindley & Ann Godwin, Godwin Paint Co.; Marshall Conrad, Libby Hill Seafood Restaurants; Robert Isner, developer; Reid Marks, Regions Bank; Freddy Robinson, Bernard Robinson & Co.; Norman Smith, lawyer; HH Weaver, Carolina Turkeys

Yvonne Johnson

Top contributors, by company:

1. NC A&T University ($1,000)

2. Mega Builders ($1,000)

3. Veterans Administration ($800)

4. Koury Corp. ($800)

5. Beacon Management Corp. ($600)

Total: $52,513

$2,000: Edward F. Krusch, developer

$1,000: Bill Kotis, developer; Kenneth Lee, lawyer; Josephe A. McKinney Jr., Mega Builders; William R. Muldrow; Florence L. Snider, realtor

$500: Carolyn J. Bowden, Sally Stone Interiors; George E. Carr III, Beacon Management Corp.; Johnetta Cole; Katie G. Dorsett, NC senator; Beverly Johnston, Blessing Project Foundation; John Kavanagh, homebuilder; Clarence E. Lloyd, Veterans Administration; Amiel Rossabi, lawyer; Dwight & Diane Stone, D. Stone Builders; Alton Thompson, NC A&T University; Faye Brock Wade; Mel Watt, US congressman

$475: Anita Cosby, Accounting Enterprise

$350: Thomas M. Carter; Bernie Randolph

$300: Edwina Gray; Henry Isaacson, Isaacson law firm; C. Lynn Johnson; Tyson Rayon, auto sales; Anne Wallace, retired educator

$250: John Bakane, Cone Denim; Robert J. Brown, B&C Consulting; Bernadine S. Chapman; Phyllis W. Chavis, contractor; Candie Cline-Collins; Elizabeth Cone, consultant; Joyce M. Dixon, retired educator; Marlene Enoch-Chess, Guilford County Schools; Robert N. Hunter, Hunter law firm; Alice Isaacson, lawyer; William & Diana Knox, retired, UNCG; Gladys Shipman, Shipman Family Care; William Small, contractor; Ernestine T. Taylor, consultant

Sandra Anderson Groat

Top contributors, by company

1. Groat Eye Care Associates ($4,000)

2. Carruthers & Roth law firm ($800)

3. Lighting Designs of America ($500)

4. Keystone Homes ($500)

5. John Kavanagh Co. ($500)

Total: $31,482

$4,000: RL Groat, Groat Eye Care Associates

$500: Robert B. Groat, Lighting Designs of America; John Kavanagh, homebuilder; William L. Tankersley III, Carruthers & Roth; Scott Wallace, Keystone Homes

$474: Sandra Anderson Groat, homebuilder

$300: Jerone Pearson, developer

$250: Dr. Raouf F. Badawi; Martha H. Faw, Southern Structures; Charles Melvin, Smith Moore; Robert L. Page, Replacements Limited; Dwight Stone, D. Stone Builders; Larry & Diane Tate, Allen Tate; Dalton Worthington Jr., Worth Riett

Robbie Perkins

Top contributors, by company:

1. Carruthers & Roth law firm ($1,275)

2. Stephen D. Bell & Co. ($1,100)

3. Blue Ridge Co. ($1,000)

4. Michael Murray, developer ($500)

5. Alliance Commercial Properties ($500)

Total: $18,906

$1,000: Triad Good Government PAC

$500: Jonathan Bell, property management, Steven D. Bell, property management; Howard & Nancy Borum, Carruthers & Roth; Joseph M. Bryan Jr.; Joe Callicott, Your House Restaurant; William Cassell, publisher; John Ellison Jr.; Michael Murray, developer; Thomas L. White Jr., Alliance Commercial Properties

$300: Henry Isaacson, Isaacson law firm; Pressley Ridgill, New Bridge Bank; Jerone Pearson, developer

$250: Eric Calhoun, investor; Allen Dick, Dick Broadcasting; William A. Frank; Worth Holleman, Carruthers & Roth law firm; Randall Kaplan, Capsule Group; Pete Osborne, construction; Garson Rice, Rice Toyota

Kevin Green

Top contributors, by company:

1. Alliance Commercial Properties ($600)

2. Bryan Foundation ($550)

3. Stratton Development ($500)

4. Yost & Little ($400)

Total: $14,725

$1,000: William E. Hall Jr.

$500: Robert C. Stephens, lawyer; John H. Stratton III, Stratton Development; Mike Twilley, investor; Len White, Alliance Management

$300: Cooper Brantley, Nexen Pruett; J. Douglas Galyon; Randall R. Kaplan, Capsule Group; Jim Melvin, Bryan Foundation; Dwight D. Stone, builder

$250: Allen Dick, Dick Broadcasting Corp.; Terry Gunn, Bryan Foundation; Susan Melvin; Donald F. Orr; Garson L. Rice, Rice Toyota; Triad Good Government PAC; Barbara H. Williams

Mary Rakestraw

* Employer and sector information not complete enough to create useful analysis.

Total: $6,215

$484: Bob Skenes

$250: Charles Irvin, investor; James Tannen, dentist; Ernest Whichard

Bill Knight

Top contributors, by company:

1. Epes Transport ($500)

2. City of Greensboro ($200)

3. Brooks, Pierce law firm ($200)

4. Phoenix Apparel ($200)

Total: $3,519

$500: Alvia Bodford, Epes Transport

Marikay Abuzuaiter

Total: $3,725

$1,500: Adnan Mjalli, TransTech Pharma

$300: Taher & Sana Abulebdeh; Badi Ali, counselor; Abdulla & Hanadi Alshanteer, convenient store owner

$250: Charles C. Cornelio, Lincoln Financial Group; Ali M. & Iman Qunbar;

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