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