Second Quarter Disclosures Filed in 2013 Atlanta Municipal Races (UPDATE 1)
(APN) ATLANTA — Candidates for Mayor and City Council of Atlanta have filed their second quarter disclosure reports. The reports show that the ethically-challenged Councilman Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large) faces a serious competition from Andre Dickens, who has raised over 60,000 dollars to run against Willis; and that Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5) is in a strong position to fend off three challengers.
“In light of the tough economy, I’m both humbled and excited to have such overwhelming support from a cross section of Atlantans, many of whom simply know me from work, church or around the neighborhood,” Dickens said in a press release.
“While Atlanta has made considerable strides over the past few years, I believe we deserve better – access to more good-paying jobs, safer communities and clean, ethical government. This race is about making Atlanta the best place to live and raise our families, which also means promoting business growth and nurturing innovative ideas that create opportunities for everyone,” he said.
Incumbent Kasim Reed raised $314,081.00 this quarter, spent $161,141.21, and ended the quarter with $1,635,349.48.
Al Bartell has raised zero dollars.
Announced candidate Paul Luna–who is not a serious candidate and, according to his campaign, is just having fun–has neither filed a disclosure nor a notice of intent.
Qaqi :- El Bey has raised zero dollars.
Incumbent Ceasar Mitchell raised 31,030 dollars this quarter, spent $20,914.63, and has $100,410.88 at the end of the first quarter.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Incumbent Carla Smith raised $6,170.91 this quarter, and spent $2,759.24. She ended the quarter with $32,275.72.
Robert Welsh raised $1,989.59 dollars this quarter, spent $1,481.69, and had $509.90 cash on hand.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
Incumbent Kwanza Hall raised 30,063 dollars this quarter, and spent $13,709.38. He ended the quarter with $151,498.47.
Hall is unopposed, after one candidate dropped out of the race and another, Jon Jones, learned that he [Jones] lived in another district.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Incumbent Ivory Lee Young has yet to file his disclosure. He ended the quarter of 2013 with 14,550 dollars.
Rev. Darrion Fletcher raised 3,500 dollars this quarter, spent zero dollars, and ended the quarter with 3,500 dollars.
Patricia Harris-Crayton, who told Atlanta Progressive News that she is collecting petition signatures to qualify as an indigent person, has raised zero dollars.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Incumbent Cleta Winslow has yet to file a disclosure for the first or second quarter of this year.
Torriel “Torry” Lewis raised $2,475, spent $3,600.48, and ended the quarter with $1,879.34.
Shawn Deangelo Walton has not filed any disclosures.
Sister DeBorah Williams has not filed any disclosures.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 5
Incumbent Natalyn Archibong raised 40,199 dollars this quarter, spent $9,110.97, and ended the quarter with $32,210.88.
Matt Rinker raised 6,285 dollars this quarter. He spent $4,356.35, ending the quarter with $8,225.55.
Jon Jones–who tells APN that he has no issues with Archibong, but is running to try to promote awareness of his proposal for an Internet-based direct democracy platform–has raised zero dollars.
Christian Enterkin raised 1,515 dollars, spent zero, and has 1,515 dollars on hand.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
Incumbent Alexander Su-chi “Alex” Wan raised 16,571 dollars this quarter, spent zero dollars, and ended the quarter with $68,087.00.
Michael Morrison, the owner of the Inserection adult novelty store, had announced for a few days that he would challenge Wan, but changed his mind.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Incumbent Howard Shook raised zero dollars this quarter, spent 750 dollars, and ended the quarter with $101,410.36.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
Incumbent Yolanda Adrean raised 15,400 dollars this quarter, spent $16,917.30, and ended the quarter with $25,811.91.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 9
Incumbent Felicia Moore raised 13,880 dollars this quarter, spent $1,795.05, and ended the quarter with $16,609.28.
Duwon Robinson has not filed a disclosure.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
Incumbent CT Martin raised 20,450 dollars this quarter, spent $10,340.14, and ended the quarter with $79,683.20.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 11
Incumbent Keisha Lance Bottoms raised 51,495 dollars this quarter, spent $8,469.56, and ended the quarter with $125,548.21.
APN has learned of at least one person who is considering running against Bottoms, and says that they will enter the race at qualifying time if no one else does in protest of Bottoms, who is the least progressive member on Council.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 12
Incumbent Joyce Sheperd raised 28,665 dollars this quarter, spent $6,161.61, and ended the quarter with $34,895.22.
Incumbent Michael Julian Bond has yet to file a disclosure for the first or second quarters of this year.
Incumbent Aaron Watson raised 71,180 dollars this quarter, spent $1,452.79, and ended the quarter with $71,527.21.
Newly announced candidate, David Andrew Cox, announced after the end of the last reporting period, and has no disclosure due at this time.
Incumbent Lamar Willis raised 16,350 dollars this quarter, spent 140 dollars, and ended the quarter with 16,210 dollars. As previously reported by APN, Willis faces an investigation by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission for failing to disclose several donations in previous quarters. No amendments have been filed to correct for the non-disclosed donations, despite the fact that Willis told APN that a law firm was now handling his disclosures. The firm did not respond to a request for comment.
Andre Dickens raised 62,213 dollars this quarter, spent $7,195.72, and ended the quarter with $55,017.28.
Candidate Shelitha Robertson has raised zero dollars.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the fundraising numbers for the second quarter of 2013 for Aaron Watson’s campaign. The numbers–which had erroneously reflected the previous quarter–have been revised, significantly upward.