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North Idaho Lawmakers List Campaign Donations

Sun., Feb. 8, 1998

Here’s what North Idaho legislators reported in their campaign finance reports for 1998:

District 1

Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, has $1,610 in the bank. She received a $500 contribution from J.R. Simplot Co. in late October and carried over $1,843 from last year. Her spending over the course of the year included $658 on phone and postage charges for constituent services.

Reps. John Campbell, R-Sandpoint, and Jim Stoicheff, D-Sandpoint, didn’t report raising or spending any campaign money during 1997.

District 2

Sen. Clyde Boatright, R-Rathdrum, reported $4,308 in his campaign account as of Jan. 1. He received three contributions: $250 from Eli Lilly & Co. of Indianapolis; $200 from the Nez Perce PAC in Lapwai; and $250 from tobacco giant Philip Morris Management Corp. in New York; and carried over $4,954 from the previous year.

His spending over the year included a $100 campaign contribution to Steve Judy, Coeur d’Alene mayor; another $100 contribution to Betty Dougall in Post Falls; $300 for Web site development; and $526 to reimburse himself for campaign expenses and a contribution to Gov. Phil Batt’s campaign.

Rep. Hilde Kellogg, R-Post Falls, had $3,192 at the close of the year. She received one $300 contribution from the Tobacco Institute, and carried over $2,892 from the previous year. She reported no campaign spending in 1997.

Rep. Wayne Meyer, R-Rathdrum, had $4,746 for his re-election campaign. He carried over $5,242 from last year, had no contributions and spent $100 to pay a state penalty for a campaign violation and $500 for a donation to the American Legion in Post Falls.

District 3

Sen. Gordon Crow, R-Hayden, carried over $7,045 from the previous year, and collected three contributions: $200 from R.J. Reynolds tobacco; $100 from the Nez Perce PAC; and $250 from the Eli Lilly Co. of Indianapolis. Crow spent $1,380, mostly on fund-raisers and a $500 donation for a sound system at the Lutheran Church of the Master.

Rep. Jeff Alltus, R-Hayden, reported $389 in his campaign account, and one $100 contribution from the Nez Perce PAC. He carried over $905 and spent $616, including $120 for House Republican Caucus fund-raisers and a $150 campaign fine.

Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden, reported raising $4,600 from lobbying, business and political groups, all during the 1997 legislative session. He used all the money to pay himself back for a loan he made to his campaign. Clark, who paid himself on March 15, 1997, said his campaign still owes him more than $1,000.

Clark’s contributions were $250 from Potlatch Corp.; $150 from Les Bois Park; $150 from Capital West, a Boise lobbying firm; $100 from lobbyist C.A. Skip Smyser; $200 from The Idaho PAC; $150 from US West; $2,500 from the House Republican Caucus; $50 from the Idaho Mortgage Bankers Association; $250 from AGRA PAC; $300 from House Speaker Mike Simpson; and $500 from the J.R. Simplot Co.

District 4

Sen. Jack Riggs, R-Coeur d’Alene, has $3,387 in the bank, having carried over $648 and raised $8,150. He spent $5,000 to repay himself for a loan to the campaign, and just under $400 for advertising and postage.

Riggs’ biggest contributions were: $300 from LMICO of Idaho Falls; $1,000 from UP Railroad; $400 from Idaho Sugarbeet Growers; $2,000 from the Senate State Affairs Club; $500 from R.J. Reynolds tobacco; $500 from Washington Water Power; $500 from J.R. Simplot Co.; and $1,500 from out-of-state pharmaceutical corporations.

Rep. Larry Watson, D-Wallace, has $1,168 on hand, after carrying over $1,093 from last year and raising $7,750 in contributions. He spent $4,000 to repay campaign loans from US Bank. Watson’s biggest contributions were: $300 from the Tobacco Institute; $500 from J.R. Simplot Co.; $500 from Philip Morris Management Corp.; $600 from the Idaho Committee on Hospitality and Sports; $300 from the Idaho Medical PAC; $500 from Washington Water Power; $300 from the Idaho Dental PAC; $500 from Friends for Idaho Business; $300 from Hecla Mining Co.; $1,000 from the PAC for Education; $500 from ASARCO.

District 7

Sen. Marguerite McLaughlin, D-Orofino, has $1,264 in her re-election fund, after carrying over $565 from last year and collecting $1,650 in contributions. Her contributions were $500 from the Tobacco Institute; $500 from Nez Perce PAC; $300 from AT&T; $250 from Eli Lilly Co.; and $100 from Correctional Services Corp. of Sarasota, Fla.

Rep. Chuck Cuddy, D-Orofino, had $200 on hand, after carrying over $251 and raising $186. Brenda Ford of Lenore was his sole contributor. He spent $50 on a campaign disclosure fine.

Rep. June Judd, D-St. Maries, has $815 in the bank. She carried over $265 and raised $550 in 1997, with $250 coming from the Nez Perce PAC and $300 from AT&T; PAC.

, DataTimes MEMO: See related story under the headline: Fund raising, session coexist

See related story under the headline: Fund raising, session coexist



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