Mayor Dave Eggers has raised the least of any candidate in the 2012 city elections.
With just $14,950 in his campaign piggy bank, he's used about $9,100 toward signs, printing and mailing costs.
Some of his top contributors include himself; his father; Sarah W. Guthrie, a chairwoman on the board of a Clearwater manufacturing company; and Donald S. Jones, a longtime Dunedin mover-and-shaker at Mease Manor, where Eggers sits on the board.
He also received financial backing from owners of several family-owned businesses in the area.
- Dave Eggers ($500)
- Donald S. Jones, Mease Manor ($500)
- Sarah W. Guthrie, a chair on the board at JT Walker Industries, a manufacturing company ($500)
- James H. Eggers of Port Richey, Mayor Eggers' father, twice donated in the amount of ($500)
- Steve Creney, security management ($350)
- Anne B. Heller ($300)
- Dino Constantinou, restaurant owner, affiliated with independent operating company of Country Boy Restaurant and Salon Suites on Main ($300)
- Nicholas Mitsides, owner of Venus Restaurant of Largo, related to Dino Constantinou ($300)
- Richard E. Nance of Salem, VA ($300)
- Kristen Gray, travel agent at Ships-N-Trips, Inc. ($300)
- Chris Yiallouros, restaurant owner at Mama's Kitchen in Seminole ($200)
- Robert Nunley, manager and Eggers' neighbor, affiliated with Tampa Bay Fire Protection, Inc., a fire sprinkler sales company ($200)
- John S Bays of San Francisco, real estate sales ($200)
- Doris Laflam ($200)
- Sandra Jones ($200)
- Alan C. Bomstein, a general contractor at Creative Contractors ($200)
- Anthony W. Mitchell ($200)
Contributions From Businesses or Organizations:
Top contributing businesses to Eggers' campaign were Salon Suites on Main ($250), Prelude Construction ($250) and Wolstein Chiropractic & Wellness Centers ($200).
In general, one-time contributions given to Eggers' campaign from businesses were not as generous when compared side-by-side with those made to his opponent.
Here's a breakdown:
- Salon Suites on Main, registered to Stavros Tingirides and managed by Mario Constantinou ($250)
- Prelude Construction, registered to Thomas George ($250)
- Wolstein Chiropractic & Wellness Centers ($200)
- Coastal Builders, Inc., registered to Jason Lesser ($100)
- Tampa Bay Publications, Inc. (Tampa Bay Magazine) ($100)
- Hair Factor ($100)
- Terbo Group, owned by Terry Hodge, Chamber board member ($100)
- Ships-N-Trips, Inc., owned by Bill and Kristen Gray ($100)
- Jim Goins Photography, donated three times ($100 total)
- R&S Engineering, registered to David Ramsay ($75)
- KRL Investments, LLC, a company registered to Andrew Gracy, Heather Gracy's husband, but managed and owned by Gary and Lori Badders ($50)
- Security Title Company ($50)
- Littlejohn Real Estate, owned by Susan Littlejohn, a Chamber of Commerce and Dunedin Historical Society board member ($50)
- Amato Management ($50)
- Countryside Dunedin Pet Boutique ($25)
Eggers accepted the fewest in-kind contributions at just under $428. The breakdown:
- Sylvia Tzekas, owner of Sea Sea Riders Restaurant, $300 for refreshments
- Arnold Scruton, $50 for food
- John Coyne, $50 for food
- Jack Greenfield $27.61 for sign materials
- Dave Eggers $400 for 210 signs of various sizes
Eggers has spent roughly $9,098 of his campaign contributions, most of which went toward printing costs and signs.
Here's the breakdown of his expenses:
- Printing, design, direct mailing: $4,115 at The Mallard Group and On Demand Printing
- Signs: $1,693 at The Mallard Group
- Postage: $1,601
- Campaign Party: $699 at Sea Sea Riders Restaurant
- Website services: $268 to Emily Stone in Atlanta
For Dave Eggers' full report, visit his online Campaign Treaurer's Report.
[Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 12:08 p.m.]