Cox fundraising, spending at brisk pace

Apr 15, 2013

The challenger seeking to become the next representative for Place 1 on the Greenville City Council has received far more in campaign contributions than his opponent.

Tyson Cox has also spent a lot more on his campaign than has the incumbent, Council member Dan Perkins.

Cox and Perkins are vying for the Place 1 seat on the May 11 election ballot. James Evans is unopposed in seeking the Place 2 post, currently occupied by Dr. Joseph Perks, who chose not to run for another term.

According to campaign finance reports filed Thursday with the Greenville City Secretary’s office, Cox has received a total of $9,033.84 in contributions so far, and has spent $6,849.39.

Perkins had collected $5,350 in contributions and had spent $1,916.68.

Among Cox’s largest contributors have been Dr. Mary Johnson, Bobby Stovall, Larry Jackson and David Norman, all from Greenville, who have each donated $500 toward the campaign. Cox himself also made a $500 donation.

Mark von Schwarz of Campbell and Craig and Ginny Koziol of Rockwall apparently split the cost of donating a facility and food for a fundraiser for Cox, at $441.92 each.

James L. Gibson of Heath and David L. Gaddis of Emory each donated $300. Contributing $250 each were William C. Pruett and Douglas Dwight Pruett of Texarkana, Ark., Ralph Dunston of Heath and B. Keith Anderson of Greenville.

Chipping in $200 apiece were Lawrence Harris, James Patterson and H. H. Lytle, all of Greenville.

Cox spent $2,738.48 with Express Signs of Greenville, $1,137.31 with Minuteman Press in Greenville and $1,130.80 on advertising with the Herald-Banner in Greenville.

Contributing $500 to Perkins’ campaign were Dorothy Perkins and David and Marleta Shields, while Steve Ramsey and Frances Green each donated $250. Perkins also received a donation of a file of registered voters in Precinct 1, valued at $300.

Perkins has spent $947.84 with Express Signs of Greenville, $346 with Office Solutions of Greenville and $250 on Facebook advertising.

Early voting for the election is scheduled April 29-May 7.