McKee war chest $151,000 for Lt. Governor run

McKee war chest $151,000 for Lt. Governor run

CUMBERLAND - E. Craig Dwyer, a long-time member of the Town Council who's been active with youth organizations in town, will serve as treasurer as Mayor Daniel McKee finalizes plans for his run for lieutenant governor in November of 2014.

McKee, who just filed a campaign finance report that lists cash on hand at $151,280, seemed to confirm the campaign will move forward with the notice of organization paperwork filed with the state Board of Elections on July 25.

He told The Breeze his official announcement will come later, but already, there's a queue for his soon-to-be-vacant seat. See story page 1.

McKee, who was unopposed last year in his eighth mayoral election run since 1998, has slowly been accumulating campaign funds since expending none in the 2012 race. The total includes a $50,000 loan to himself, which raises the total amount of unpaid loans to himself over the years to $73,564.

McKee's opponent in the Democratic primary may be current Secretary of State Ralph Mollis who is prevented by term limits from seeking re-election. Mollis has a depleted war chest of $15,600 but told a media outlet last week he plans fundraisers this fall.

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate.

McKee began this year with an account of $63,030, an amount that grew to $151,280 as of June 30, with the help of several fund-raisers and a personal loan.

Those who donate less than $100 are not named on the campaign reports.

Others are listed by name, address and employer on the forms.

Contributions in the $100 to $499 range since January are:

Edgar Alger of Cumberland, accountant

Gary Alger of Cumberland, attorney

William Allen of Cumberland, retired

Robert Struck of Providence, Robert E. Struck Jr. & Co

Donald Sweitzer of Warwick, GTECH

James Thorsen of Cumberland, State Street Corp.

Whitney Tilson of New York City, T2 Partners LLC

Joseph Walsh of Warwick, attorney

Chris Shaban of Cumberland, GTECH

Mary Ann Shallcross Smith of Lincoln, Dr. Day Care

Karl Sherry of Rumford, Hayes & Sherry real estate

Dan Baldelli of Cumberland, The Gold Loan Company

Dennis Bernardo of Cumberland, JJ Duffy Funeral Home

Richard Bessette of Cumberland, retired

Robert Bolton of Cumberland, retired

Thomas Bruce of Cumberland, Woonsocket finance director

Donald Quinn of Lincoln, M&S Claims Service

Joseph Santoro of Cumberland, Santoro Oil

Gary Caron of Cumberland, Ice Cream Machine

Irwin Chase of Cumberland, Ann & Hope

Samuel Chase of Cumberland, Ann & Hope

Ellen Corneau of Providence, Edwards & Angell

Richard Cragin of Portsmouth, Ocean State Electronics

John McCoy of Cumberland, Bengtson & Jennings LLP

Thomas Moses of Providence, Moses, Afonso Jackvony Ltd.

Thomas Moses of Providence, Moses, Afonso, Jackvony Ltd.

John O'Neill of Cumberland, no employer given

Scott Partington of Cumberland, Bigos & Partington, law office

Gregg Davenport of Cumberland, Davenport's Restaurant

Stephanie Davenport of Harrisville, Davenport's Restaurant

Brad Dean of Cumberland, Dean Warehouse

Joseph Gendron of East Greenwich, GTECH

Robert Giudici of Johnston, Ward & Fisher

Thomas Hefner, Cumberland solicitor

Michael Horan of Pawtucket, attorney

Kevin Horan of Pawtucket, attorney

Steven Issa of Cumberland, FlagStar Bank

Patricia Acquaviva, Cumberland tax assessor

Lowell Kinch of North Attleboro, self-employed

Edward Macrae of Riverside, Gordon Archibald Inc.

Louis Mardo of Cumberland, Conrad Jarvis

IBEW Local 99 PAC of Cranston

Rita Moran of Cranston, McLoughlin & Moran

Donna Brady of Pawtucket, RBS Citizens

Patrick Collins of Barrington, H.V. Collins Company

Steven DeLuca of Barrington, Sullivan, Whitehead & DeLuca

Craig Dwyer of Cumberland, Cumberland Town Council

John Felber of Westerly, Olympic Tea Room

Patricia Hartford of Bradford, R.I., Washington Trust Co.

Brendon Horan of North Kingstown, Justice Assistance

Patricia Issa of Cumberland, not employed

Kristen Koloski of Lincoln, R.I. Mayoral Academy

Robert Little of Lowell, Mass., Woodward & Curran

Etienne Locoh of New York City, Urban Century Group

Michael Magee of Cumberland, Rhode Island Mayoral Academy

Terrence Moran of Cranston, McLaughlin & Moran

Jeffrey Polucha of Cumberland, Eastern Insurance

Paul Richard of Lincoln, Kirkbrae Glen

David Sluter of Providence, New England Construction

Normand S. Laurent of North Smithfield, Keough Kirby Associates

Jordon Stone of Westwood, Mass., Peregrine Property Management

James Sullivan of Stonington, Conn., James Sullivan MD

Paul Sullivan of Mansfield, Mass., Sullivan, Whitehead, & DeLuca

Glen Whitehead of Warwick, Sullivan, Whitehead & DeLuca

Mark Ryan of Narragansett, Moses, Afonso, Ryan Ltd.

Stephanie Noris of Cumberland, NorBella

Robert Hefner of South Kingstown, retired

William Conley of Rumford, attorney

Lisa Andoscia of Springfield, Mass., Rosewood Consulting

T. Joseph Almond, Lincoln town administrator

Daniel Waugh of Providence, Moses, Afonso, Jackvony

Robert Silva of Middletown, Silva, Thomas Martland & Offenberg

Patricia Anderson of West Warwick, town of Charlestown

Bradford Dimeo of Barrington, Dimeo Construction

William Fischer of Providence, True North Communications

Richard McAuliffe of East Greenwich, Mayforth Group

Matthew McKee of New York, Infinity

Donations of $500 to $999 are:

L. Jean Simoneau, Florida, retired

Theresa Girard of Narragansett, Mill City Construction

Linda Donegan of East Greenwich, R.I. Medical Imaging

Michael Donegan of East Greenwich, Donegan & Associates

Susan McKee of Cumberland, Highlander Charter School

Daniel McKee of Cumberland, mayor

Joseph Polisena of Johnston, mayor

Thomas Hefner of Cumberland, solicitor

Carol Benedetti-Lombardi of North Providence, not employed

Gregory Richard of Lincoln, Kirkbrae Country Estates

Colin Kane of North Kingstown, Peregrine Group

Ravenel Boyki Curry of New York, Eagle Capitol Management

Donations of $1,000:

Rita Afonso of Cumberland, retired

Angus David of Providence, self-employed

Helen McKee of Cumberland, retired

Mary Corson of Stamford, Conn., not employed

Jonathan Sackler of Stamford, Conn., North Bay Associates

Lorna Rodio of Lincoln, Massasoit Community College

Joseph Rodio of Providence, Rodio & Ursillo

Brian Olson of Greenwich, Conn., Kokino LLC

John Carter of Providence, retired

Antonio Afonso of Cumberland, Moses & Afonso law firm

Joseph Andreozzi of North Providence, employed by Friends of Lombardi

Anne Marti Williams of New York, NYC board of education

Joseph Clark Williams of New York, Democrats for Education Reform