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AP candidate Warner leads in contributions

AVON PARK - The four candidates running in the Nov. 5 city election have received a total of $7,143 in campaign contributions to date with mayoral challenger Greg "Bubba" Warner easily leading the pack with $3,348 in monetary donations. Mayor Sharon Schuler has received $1,465 in donations for her reelection bid. The donation totals are much closer in the city council race with challenger Jonathan Remick receiving $1,230 and incumbent Parke Sutherland receiving $1,100 in monetary donations to date according to each candidate's campaign treasurer's report summary provide by the Avon Park City Hall. Warner's contributors include: former police chief Mike Rowan ($44.30 in-kind for labels) and former mayor Tom Macklin ($50) and his wife Tammy.
Five Avon Park firefighters have contributed to Warner: Warren West ($40) and his wife Cindy, Craig Marans ($100), Lonnie Shields ($125) and his wife Janet, Clinton Culverhouse ($100) and his wife Ashley and Andy Marcy ($100) and his wife Renee. Warner's largest contributors, with their occupations as listed on the campaign treasurer's report, include: Robert Malcolm ($320) of Sebring, manager; Erik and Brittany McGuire ($300), teacher; Entocon, Inc. ($200); Mr. & Mrs. Woods ($200), homemaker; Katherine & Eugene Gorman ($700), homemaker and Technology & Investments Inc. ($200), rental investor. Schuler's contributors include: Stanley Wells ($100 in-kind for four signs) auto dealer, Long's Air Conditioning ($200), Avon Park Administrative Assistant Brenda Sliva ($50), Avon Park Administrative Services Director Maria Sutherland ($50), Devtech Sales ($200) and Joe Wright ($100) former councilman/dairy owner. Schuler's largest contributors were the afore noted $200 donations. Remick's contributors include: Avon Park firefighter Warren West ($30), Macklin ($50) and Rowan ($44.70 in-kind for labels). Remick's largest contributors include: Entocon, Inc., ($500), agriculture consulting; Richard Emmerth ($345 in-kind for signs), Frostproof and USMC Lance Cpl. Ginger Paddock ($345 in-kind for signs). Sutherland's contributors include: Sedlock and Heston Construction, Inc. ($150); Devtech Sales, Inc. ($200); Long's Air Conditioning ($200); Sliva ($50) and Warwick Furr, III ($200) attorney. Sutherland's largest contributors were the afore noted $200 donations. The total monetary contributions and expenditures to date for the four candidates follows: Jonathan Remick - donations - $1,230, expenditures - $706 Sharon Schuler - donations - $1,465, expenditures - $369 Parke Sutherland - donations - $1,100, expenditures - $549 Greg "Bubba" Warner - donations - $3,348 expenditures $2,662 mvalero@highlandstoday.com 863-386-5826