The article below published in the Tennessean states that Candidate Harold White received $1000 from Gaylord's PAC. White never disclosed that money on his Campaign Financial Disclosure. Why not? Will White support Councilman's J.B. Loring's latest attempt to give Gaylord $80 million of taxpayer to build more hotel?
Read the article . Remember that White also received $500 from the Nashville Business Coalition to which Gaylord contributed $5000.
Paper: Tennessean, The (Nashville, TN)
Title: Gaylord PAC spreads $40,000 among 36 council candidates
Author: ANNE PAINE
Date: August 1, 2003
Section: LocalPage: 1B
Gifts, extension of tax break coincidental, spokesman says
By ANNE PAINE Staff Writer
Gaylord Entertainment Co.'s political action committee has donated at least $40,000 to dozens of candidates in Thursday's Metro election - months before a 10-year-old property tax break for the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is set to expire.The Metro Council would have to approve any renewal of the deal, although top Metro officials say Gaylord has made no overtures that it intends to ask for a renewal.The councilman who represents the Opyland area, J.B. Loring, received $2,500, the largest contribution among the 36 recipients, but he said Gaylord has indicated that it will not request an extension.
Anne Paine covers Metro government. Reach her at email@example.com or by calling 259-8071.
PAC gave candidates $40,000 since April
As of this month, the Gaylord Entertainment PAC had declared about $40,000 in contributions to candidates in the Metro elections since April.The next statement of donations is not due until well after the Aug. 7 election.
Included so far were:$2,500 to District 15 incumbent J.B. Loring$1,500 to District 6 candidate Mike Jameson.
Receiving $1,000 contributions were:At large candidates Trey Rochford, David Briley, Adam Dread, Buck Dozier and Diane Neighbors
Here are district council candidates who received $1,000:Murphy Gill, District 4 Lawrence Hall, District 5 Erik Cole, District 7 Jason Hart, District 8 Jim Gotto, District 12 Tony Derryberry, District 13 Harold White, District 14, and Ludye Wallace, District 19 Jerry Maynard, District 21 Eric Crafton, District 22 Chris Whitson, District 23 Greg Adkins, District 26 Jason Alexander, District 28 Michael Kerstetter, District 30 Lynn Williams, District 34 and Charlie Tygard, District 35.
Receiving $500 contributions were: at large candidate Roy Dale and district candidates Brenda Gilmore, District 1 Walter Hunt, District 3 Amanda McClendon, District 16 Ronnie Greer, District 17 Ginger Hausser, District 18 Billy Walls, District 20 John Summers, District 24 Karen Johnson, District 29 and Tommy Bradley, District 33.
District 31 candidate Parker Toler reported receiving $1,000, but the contribution did not appear on the Gaylord PAC disclosure form filed at the Davidson County Election Commission.
District 30 candidate B.J. Brown received $250, the report showed,Mayor Bill Purcell's campaign received a total of $900 in "in-kind" contributions, which were expenses for a fund-raiser in April at the Wildhorse Saloon.
Gaylord gave an additional $5,000 to the Nashville Business Coalition, which has contributed to several races.
Author: ANNE PAINESection: LocalPage: 1BCopyright (c) The Tennessean. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Co., Inc. by NewsBank, inc.