Paris City Council will meet Monday to swear in new members, select mayor and mayor pro-tem

By CHARLES RICHARDS

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mayor pro-tem Richard Grossnickle

A special meeting of the Paris City Council has been called for 5:30 p.m. Monday to swear in three newly elected council members and elect a mayor and mayor pro-tem for the next 12 months.

Dr. AJ Hashmi is wrapping up a year as mayor, and Dr. Richard Grossnickle is finishing a year as mayor pro-tem.

First order of business will be to canvass and certify the results of the May 12 elections in which Aaron Jenkins, Sue Lancaster, John Wright and Cleonne Holmes Drake were elected for two-year terms from districts 1, 2, 3 and 6 respectively.

Jenkins defeated Don Shelton 36-27, Lancaster beat incumbent Robert Avila 35-17, incumbent Wright beat Marvin Wroten 61-34, and Drake beat incumbent Edwin Pickle 209-128.

Avila, Pickle and Joe McCarthy, who elected not to seek reelection from District 1, will be recognized for their service, and Jenkins, Lancaster and Drake will be sworn in to join holdover council members Dr. Richard Grossnickle, Matt Frierson and Mayor AJ Hashmi.

In the final order of business, the newly seated council will elect a mayor and mayor pro-tem from among themselves.

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Candidates for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1, make their case before GOP forum

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Two people vying to be the next Justice of the Peace of Precinct 5, Place 1, were among more than 20  people who appeared May 3 in the county courthouse at a candidate forum on May 3 sponsored by the Association of Lamar County Republicans.

The incumbent Cindy Ruthart, 52, is being challenged by Jesse James Freelen, 46.

Ruthart lives at 920 Mockingbird Lane in east Paris. Freelen lives at 115 45th St. SW in west Paris.

Each candidate gave an opening statement, then responded to two questions from the moderator.

OPENING STATEMENTS

Cindy Ruthart

Cindy Ruthart: I’m running for reelection on the Republican ballot for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 5, Place 1.  I’ve been the justice of the peace for the last 15 years. I’ve taken great pleasure in holding this job, and I’m honored to say I was also the first woman elected justice of the peace in Lamar County. Prior to being elected justice of the peace, I worked in the Lamar County and District Attorney’s office for 14-1/2 years. I worked in the felony section and also was the victim witness coordinator. I graduated from North Lamar High School. I have an associate’s degree in business from San Joaquin Delta Community College, and I also have over 350 hours of continuing education from the Texas Justice Court training center, which is affiliated with Texas State University in San Marcos. I am an active member of the Cowboy Church and of Paris Kiwanis, and I am active in community service in our county. I am a member of the Association of Lamar County Republicans, the Texas JP and Constables Association, and the Lamar County Bail Bond Board, and I’m on the advisory board of SAFET, which is Shelter Agencies for Families in East Texas. I am the presiding judge for the city of Reno. I love serving the people of Lamar County, and I try to make a difference, whether it be through the current issuing of warrants and setting bonds to keep victims and our county safe, making judgments in evictions and civil cases, issuing protective orders, seizing dangerous dogs or seizing cruelly treated animals. I also am compassionate when having to pronounce someone deceased. As justice of the peace, we hear many different types of cases, and we also handle a lot of cases, as the numbers go. Since I’ve been in office, I’ve handled 2,026 failure-to-attend-school cases, I’ve issued over 19,000 arrest warrants, I’ve held over 1,400 trials, and my office has collected $6,689,747 from violators. I had two great clerks, Shawna McClure and Donna Lester, who are in the audience with me tonight. I couldn’t do it by myself. I’m experienced, dedicated, qualified, fair, impartial, knowledgeable of the law, and I’d like to be your next justice of the peace. Thank you very much.

Jesse James Freelen

Jesse James Freelen: I was born and raised in Paris, Texas. I’m married. My wife, Tina, is in the audience. We’ve been married 16 years. We have a little boy named Jake that’s 12. He kinda guides our life in the direction we go, so … I’ll tell you a little bit about myself. I’ve worked for Kimberly Clark for 24 years. One of my responsibilities for Kimberly Clark is I’m the ERT coordinator, which is the Emergency Response Team coordinator. We have 800 employees, and if somebody gets hurt we have to make sure they’re taken care of, and so I put together a staff and educate them to teach them how to treat someone if they’re injured. That’s a pretty big responsibility because that’s a lot of people. Like I say, I’ve been there for 24 years. I was mayor for three years for the City of Paris. I was on the council for one year. You could only be on there for four years, two 2-year terms, and I termed out. And I really enjoyed that – I liked the service to the community. I’m a licensed EMT, I’m a licensed instructor for the state of Texas, I teach EMS and fire and rescue, I’m a CPR instructor, I was a volunteer for the Brookston Volunteer Fire Department,  I’m currently reserve for the Paris EMS, and my passion is racing open wheel dirt modified. And I would truly appreciate your vote as justice of the peace, Precinct 5, Place 1.

 

 

 

QUESTION 1: What do you see as the priority of a Precinct 5 justice of the peace?

Jesse Freelen: I have two priorities I would like to enact. The first one would be, the courthouse would be open all day long for you to be able to come in. There are two justices of the peace – Place 1 and Place 2 – and I would like to alter my lunch hour to make sure that people are not having to take off work to come resolve issues they have at the courthouse with the justice of the peace. That way, even if they’re in a situation where they’ve got in trouble or whatever, I don’t want to make more hardship for them, so I would alter that.  The second thing I’d like to change is, there’s a lot of issues with truancy. In today’s society, drugs is used for our children and they struggle really hard with it. I would be active in attending schools, eating lunches with the kids, going and letting them get to know me. Especially at the alternative schools, I think those kids, when you lose hope, then you’ve lost everything. And I think if you’re the type person that you can go and sit down and communicate to them and help them to understand what life is all about, and what you lose out on if you stay in trouble, I think it’s important for you as a JP, that’s the introduction into the system, is that you go work with those kids and you can make a change in the outcome of their life. And that’s what I’d do. Thank you very much.

Cindy Ruthart: The priority of justice of peace in my office is the people of Lamar County. It’s you. It’s to do a good job because I was elected in this position. It’s to be courteous and to be available to the public. I’m to administer justice, being fair and impartial for each individual case, whether it be a failure to attend school case, whether it be minors and alcohol, traffic cases, evictions, civil cases, issuing warrants or protective orders, or setting bonds. Like I said before, we hear a number of cases, and the individuals that are involved with those cases, those cases are important to that person, and therefore they are important to me, and they need to be handled swiftly and impartially and fairly. These are my priorities. That’s what I do, and that’s what I will continue to do with your vote.

 

QUESTION 2: If elected, will this be a fulltime justice of the peace position, or will you have other obligations requiring your time?

Cindy Ruthart: This is a fulltime justice of the peace position. The thing about it is, you may work 40 hours, but then again you may work 50-plus hours. I remember there’s been one instance where I was called out at night three times, because you’re on call every other week, and that’s 24 hours a day, and you still have to get up and go in to the office the next morning. So, it depends on whether you’re on call or not. The way Judge Sparks and I do it now, we’re on call one week and the next week we’re off call. We alternate. When I’m off call is the time that I handle my criminal trials and my civil cases. Since I do have an obligation to the City of Reno which entails one hour per month, there might be two or three times in which I will have to have a trial out there, so that makes an additional, say, three hours, so that’s 15 hours a year that I spend in Reno. What I do is I schedule that at 4 o’clock in the afternoon on the weeks that I am off call, and I consider that part of my vacation. The JP’s office is my priority, and the City of Reno does not take any of those responsibilities away from my duties as justice of the peace. I appreciate your time, I appreciate your vote and your support. Thank you.

Jesse James Freelen: If you choose to elect me justice of the peace, I will resign my position at Kimberly Clark and I will make this a fulltime job. And I promise you I will make you proud to be your justice of the peace. I will work hard, I will work all hours, I will do whatever it takes to make this county a better place, and I will truly appreciate your vote.

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Early voting for county/state elections in Lamar County passes 900 mark — 95 percent of ballots are cast in GOP primary

EARLY   VOTING –
COUNTY/STATE ELECTIONS –   LAMAR COUNTY
DATE REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT TOTAL
Monday, May 14, 2012 337 17 354
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 268 20 288
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 261 13 274
TOTAL 866 50 916

Candidates for Lamar County Commissioners Court present their views to GOP political forum

By CHARLES RICHARDS

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Four Republican candidates for county commissioners’ court presented their views and challenged their opponents at a May 3 forum that the Association Of Lamar County Republicans sponsored in the second-floor courtroom of the county courthouse.

In Precinct 1, incumbent Lawrence Malone is on the ballot along with Dennis Johnson.

In Precinct 3, incumbent Kevin Jenkins is seeking re-election, and Rodney Pollard is trying to reclaim the commissioner’s job that he held for three 4-year terms before losing in 2008, when he ran as a Democrat and Jenkins ran as a Republican.

Jenkins, who turns 53 on Sunday, lives at 27 County Road 33200 in the Sumner community. Pollard, 57, also lives in the Sumner community, at 2465 Farm Road 2820 about six miles northwest of Paris.

Malone, 61, lives at 20084 Farm Road 1497 in southeast Lamar County about 18 miles southeast of Paris, in the Taylor Town community. Johnson, 49, lives in the Clardy community 12 miles southeast of Paris.

Each of the four commissioner candidates gave an opening statement at the GOP forum, then each responded to two questions.

OPENING STATEMENTS

Kevin Jenkins

Kevin Jenkins, Precinct 3: I’m currently serving as your commissioner for Precinct 3. It’s been my pleasure over the last three and a half years to serve in that position. I’m proud to say that we’ve been able to keep the tax rate low. There’s not been a tax raise since I have taken office. My crew and I have made great strides in improving the roads of Precinct 3. After the floods of 2008 and 2009 and the drought of 2010, to say the least it’s been a little bit challenging. With the rise in cost of materials and the cost of the road materials, I seen that it was a necessity that I found a more cost effective way to keep the roads improved and keep them repaired. In 2009, we started using a new material, and this material had been used since 1940 in the oil fields for dust control. Seeing the potential of this product, my crew and the salesman and I went together, went to work trying to find a formula that we could make this product in the same line as road oil, but yet do it at one-third the price. Anytime there’s something new used, there’s going to be trial and error, we know that. Some applications we did to the roads worked, some of them they didn’t. That was just the trial and error. We knew what we did wrong after we did it. We’re going to fix that. We had a great success with a lot of those applications. Some of them we didn’t, but we continue to learn more about this product every time we do a road. We did a road today, turned out great. Old Tigertown Road, we repaired one of the places that didn’t work before, and that’s what we continue to do. The past three and a half years, we managed to crown our gravel roads, we’ve worked on major drainage problems, and those have been addressed. It is my goal to continue to improve the roads of Precinct 3. We have found that if we keep the roads crowned and we keep the ditches draining, as a goal, we don’t have to run our maintainers as often, and with the price of diesel, you know that right there is a savings automatically. As your commissioner, there’s other things that I need to be doing instead of out here on the roads. A lot of folks think if I’m not out with the road crew or I’m not riding the roads, I’m not on the job. Well, that’s wrong. There’s some folks up here that know I work up here a lot during the day. It’s my belief that there’s things that need the attention of all the commissioners, not just one or two of us. This is more than a one-man job in this courthouse up here. With the drastic weather, no matter what, in the last three years we have seen improvement in the roads, we have seen improvement up here at the courthouse. This is my home, it’s the home of my family, my kids, hopefully my grandkids. I have a goal, and that’s keeping Lamar County moving forward. And with your vote, I will continue to keep Lamar County moving forward. And God bless you, God bless the State of Texas, the United States, and God bless Lamar County. Thank you.

Rodney Pollard

Rodney Pollard, Precinct 3: I’m a candidate for Precinct 3, County Commissioner. I’m a lifetime resident of the county and have two children and three grandchildren all living here in the county. I bring to the court a lifetime of business experience. I worked at a corporation for almost 20 years in management, supervising many employees and providing leadership, and that’s what I will bring to the court. Also, I served as a county commissioner for 12 years, so I have 12 years experience on the court. I have 16 years experience maintaining and constructing county roads and bridges. There were two people came up to me tonight here and said, “You were the most conservative person on the commissioners court over the last 20 years.” I am a conservative person. Let me touch on the taxes real quick, because he (Jenkins) said we have not had a tax increase. Folks, we’ve had a tremendous tax increase. We’ve not had a tax rate increase, but spending has increased about a million dollars over the last four years, and this year alone they borrowed two million dollars and spent it. If that’s not a tax increase, what is it? A million dollars of that goes actually to everyday expenses that should be in the budget. Four hundred thousand going to a computer system here at the courthouse, four hundred thousand going to road and bridge, two hundred thousand going to office equipment, sheriff patrol cars and that kind of thing that should be in the budget. They don’t want to do that because they don’t want a tax increase. They want to say we didn’t do a tax increase. I’m a person that’s been successful in business. I’ve been co-owner and general manager of Cattleman’s Livestock here, I’ve started a couple of other businesses here from scratch, I started a farm and ranch here. Successful — I sold all of them and did very well. I’ve learned that to be successful, you have to go that extra mile. And I’m a person with a good work ethic, I don’t mind putting in the hours. To be successful, you have to be able to lead other people. You can’t do it on your own, and I’ve been very successful doing that. I’d appreciate your vote. Thank you very much.

Lawrence Malone

Lawrence Malone, Precinct 1: I’m running for commissioner of Precinct 1. I hold that position right now, and I’m looking to re-election. Lamar County has been my home for my entire life, and I have a burning desire to make Lamar County an even better place to live than it is now. My family owned and operated a road construction business for many years, and that qualifies me to repair and maintain county roads. In addition, I’m a retired firefighter with the City of Paris. This gives me an understanding of local government and demonstrates my commitment to public service. I’m deeply involved in my community as a volunteer, too. I have been a member of a volunteer fire department, I’ve been president and coach of Little Dribblers basketball, I teach the youth at my church. We’ve got such a crime problem, and I think we’ve got to get those little guys early. We’re still going to try to do both, but it’s a whole lot to do preventive than it is to repair them after they’re damaged. That’s just a little part of what I do outside of county commissioner. I serve on the extension leadership advisory board, I served on the PJC college redistricting committee, and a combination of my skills and experience make me a qualified candidate. Thank you.

Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson, Precinct 1: I’ve never run for any public office before, so I’m kind of new at this. I’m married to Nita Skidmore for 32 years. I think that’s right. We have a son and a precious little granddaughter, Jaylie. And on May 11, our son is getting married to Ashley Biard, so we’ll have a daughter-in-law, and her daughter, Anna. I’ve been a contractor here in Lamar County for about 20 years. I’ve built over 60 homes, and about 16 of those have been in the Precinct 1 area. I’ve also been a real estate agent in our aunt’s office at Paris Real Estate, Mary Lou Coe, for 18 years. And if I get elected, I think a lot of these offices need to be run more like a business. And that’s the way I’ll vote. I’d appreciate your vote.

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QUESTION 1: Please state your position on salary increases for the county, and the funding of the salary increases in the last budget review. Do you have a plan to fund these salary increases?

Rodney Pollard: The county employees work hard. We have good employees. They do deserve a raise. I’m not saying that they don’t. But to give a raise, like they did this last year, without being funded, no way I could do that. I would never vote for anything that wasn’t funded. I know my opponent said, “Money just shows up here, and I don’t know where the money’s going to come from, but hopefully next year we’ll worry about that, and maybe it’ll show up.” Folks, I’d never do that.

 

Kevin Jenkins: Well, it would be nice if money just showed up. That would be great. In my first campaign, I vowed to the residents of Lamar County that I would be a good steward with the money you entrusted me with. I also vowed that I would fight for the employees. When Mr. Pollard was a commissioner, I was an employee. I seen some of the wrath of that previous administration. In the current budget, I did vote for an employee raise. Employees had not seen a raise in cash in over five years. If nothing else, I felt that it was a morale booster, and if nothing else a token of our appreciation for that. None of the elected officials – some of those kind of bowed up a little bit, but elected officials didn’t get a raise on this deal. I seen my opponent vote many times for everybody to get a raise and he did not vote for himself to not get one. As for the future funding, everybody knows that the No. 1 problem we face right now is our health insurance for our employees. It’s just a constant rise. Two hundred thousand dollars,  the first year I was in, I think, just rounding it off. One hundred the second year, a hundred fifty the third year.  And it’s just something that we’ve had to take on, and we’re probably going to have to look at that. It’s one of the things that’s costing us so much money. But one thing I can assure you is, we will not have to raise taxes except as the last resort, and I don’t see that last resort. And I’ll stop right there. Thank you.

 

Dennis Johnson: As far as the raises go, I’m an outsider looking in, so I don’t know a lot of the parts of it, but I was told that some of the commissioners gave themselves a raise. I don’t know that for a fact, but I don’t think any organization should be able to give themselves a raise. I think it should be appointed to someone else, some other type of committee to be voted on, and that may be part of the process, I don’t know that to be a fact. But as far as funding it, in my business, we figure out how we’re going to pay for something before we actually buy it. I think if you didn’t do that, you wouldn’t be in business very long, and I’m going to look this as a business venture, in a way, with the county’s money, because I think if you don’t, you’re going downhill. Thank you.

 

Lawrence Malone: I voted for the employees a raise. I think they’re the most valuable asset Lamar County has. We looked at this long and hard. We didn’t guess and wonder. One thing, I felt like that when the economy turns around, things get better, the money will be there. But if it doesn’t, if the economy doesn’t turn around and there’s not enough money there, we’re going to have to modify insurance. We were looking at modifying insurance every year it’s come up. So I’m under the impression if our employees are going to lose some benefits, let’s don’t start them out in a whole. We had money there to take care of that. Regardless of what anybody says, we had money there to take care of that. You say, where you going to get it from next time? Well, that’s going to come probably from modifying insurance. So we know where the money can come from. And I want to emphasize that the money went only to the work employees, and not any of the elected officials received the raise. Thank you.

 

QUESTION 2: If elected, what responsibilities do you think you have to the residents of the City of Paris who live in your precinct?

Lawrence Malone: To someone who lives in the city, even if you don’t live on a county road that we maintain, we have to take care of the tax rate, that affects you. We provide critical services, like law enforcement, the jail, the courthouse. I’m obligated to you just like I am those out in the county.  One of my goals is to be a supporter – well, that’s not a goal, it’s a benefit to everybody in our community. It’s what we’re looking for, is a bright future to our children, our grandchildren. My responsibility is just as important to those that live inside the city as those that live out.

 

Dennis Johnson: I would think that the people inside the city, one of the big things we would do for them as we would do for any county resident, and that would be, you’re spending their tax dollars, you need to vote as if to benefit the majority of the county and not just one particular group. And by again, treating it as a business. If you look at the purchases and the different things that you do, and maybe looking at the expenditures that you do now, and see if there’s any other way to spend less money on that item, or better invest that money some other way. I guess my main thing is, I would look at it as a business, as I have in my own business for the last 20 years, and spend that money wisely and for an investment that will make the future of the county grow. Thank you.

 

Kevin Jenkins: It’s kind of hard, when you have to go short and sweet, everybody else kind of got my answers, so I’m going to elaborate on some other stuff. Like I said, I vowed to you the citizens of Lamar County that I would be a good steward of the tax base, of the tax money, and I think we’ve done that. I treat the city residents as they’re equal to the county residents. There’s a lot of things we do as far as monies that go to organizations that help the city of Paris, maybe more so than out in the county, although some times we have rural fire departments out in the county that the city may not get part of that county. But one thing we do for city residents as well as the county, I think we try our best to be good stewards of your money. Like I said, I vowed to do that and I continue to do that. I am as conservative as anybody in this room. I have been accused of not being just simply because I did not agree with somebody in this room, and that’s wrong. In the next four years, I’m going to continue to do what I feel is the best for the city of Paris as well as the county. And No. 1 is, that you cut costs, watch where the tax dollars go, and be the best steward that I can be of your money. Thank you.

 

Rodney Pollard: The residents of the city are entitled to everything the residents of the county are. I live out in the rural county, but I live on a state road so you get the same benefit I do. It’s very important, though – you say, well the county roads, I don’t really get much out of that. Precinct 3 has two of the largest manufacturing plants in Lamar County, and if we don’t provide roads for those people, they’re not coming and we’re not getting the tax revenue back into the city. So it’s important for the city folks, the rural part of the county is. But you have everything that anybody else does, and I treat you exactly like I would anybody else in the county. I treat everybody fair and honest, and I’m always available to you. So if you live in the city, you know, I’m available. Thank you.

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With half the funds, Biard outspending State Rep. Erwin Cain 2-to-1 in campaign for 62nd State District Court

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Will Biard of Paris has outspent State Rep. Erwin Cain by more than 3-to-1 in their race for judge of the 62nd State Judicial Court despite receiving less than half as much in campaign contributions, their latest campaign financial reports show.

Will Biard

Biard spent $31,689 on his campaign through April 16 – almost half of it ($14,868) on KC Strategies, an Austin campaign consultant. He spent another $10,870 for signs, $943 for bumper stickers and buttons, $816 for t-shirts, $438 for magnetic car signs, $304 for a billboard, and $186 on cards.

The Paris attorney spent $951 for printed advertising — $735 for three ads in the Coupon Connection and $216 for an advertisement with Echo Publishing in Sulphur Springs.

Through April 16, Cain had spent $9,889, including $6,508 for highway and yard signs, $850 to a consultant for design work on campaign literature and signs, $422 for campaign cards, and $133 for fuel for campaign travel.

Both candidates paid a $1,500 filing fee to the state Republican Party.

Cain, an attorney who lives in the Como community southeast of Sulphur Springs, reported $20,200 from 24 campaign contributions, while Biard reported received $8,878 from 21 contributors.

Several of Cain’s largest donations came from the immediate Paris area.

Cain got $1,000 from Larry Townes of Paris, chief executive officer of Townes Telecommunications, and $500 from Townes’ vice president and administrative assistant, Darla Bridges.

He also got $1,000 from Cody Sanders of Sumner, president of Colton Transportation; $1,000 from Jason Bounds of Blossom, owner of Blossom Machine; $500 from Dr. Robert Zimmerman of Paris, $500 from Dr. David Salas of Paris, and $200 from Scott Kennedy, a State Farm insurance agent in Paris.

Townes also gave $1,000 to Biard.

Biard’s other $1,000 donations came from Carl Cecil, president of Liberty National Bank; Frank Miller, owner of Cooper Propane; and Norma McLaughlin of Paris.

Biard’s next largest contributions were $800 from Ken Johnson, loan officer of the Community Trust Bank in Plano; $653 from Holland Harper, vice president of Harrison, Walker & Harper; $500 from Brenda Anthony, a teacher in the North Lamar Independent School District; $500 from Matt Armstrong, a Paris Realtor; $500 from Jimmy Barham, a Paris bail bondsman; and $500 from Mike Bailey, owner of Quality Hardwoods in Durant, Okla.

Biard received $250 from Paris broker Chad Brown and $250 from Paris insurance executive Sims Norment, and $100 each from Mark Terry, Bill Gant, Freddy Swaim and Nashville, Tenn., hospital administrator Bryan Houston.

One contribution by itself accounted for more than 40 percent of Cain’s contribution total – a $4,500 donation from the political action committee of Texans for Lawsuit Reform.

Another $4,000 came from executives of Professional Janitorial Services of Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Five other $1,000 donations came from “Friends of Bob Deuell,” a GOP state senator from Greenville, and businessmen in Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs and Austin.

BIARD   CONTRIBUTORS AMOUNT CITY DATE EMPLOYER JOB TITLE
Cecil, Carl 1000.00 Paris 9/16/2011 Liberty National Bank President
Miller, Frank 1000.00 Paris 9/17/2011 Cooper Propane Owner
McLaughlin, Norma 1000.00 Paris 2/10/2012 Retired Retired
Townes, Larry 1000.00 Paris 4/10/2012 Townes Communications Executive
Harper, Holland 653.00 Paris 9/14/2011 Harrison, Walker & Harper, LP VP
Anthony, Brenda 500.00 Paris 2/26/2012 North Lamar ISD Teacher
Armstrong, Matt 500.00 Paris 12/13/2011 Self Employed Realtor
Bailey, Mike 500.00 Durant, Okla. 12/30/2011 Quality Hardwoods Owner
Johnson, Ken 500.00 Plano 10/17/2011 Community Trust Bank Loan Officer
Barham, Jimmy 400.00 Paris 10/04/2011 Barham Bail Bonds Owner
Johnson, Ken 300.00 Plano 1/15/2012 Community Trust Bank Executive
Brown, Chad 250.00 Paris 12/16/2011 Coldwell Banker Realty Broker
GOP National Committee 250.00 Washington, D.C. 11/15/2011
Norment, Sims 250.00 Paris 3/12/2012 Norment Landers Insurance Partner
Bercher, Richard 150.00 Paris 4/11/2012 Dr. Richard Bercher MD Physician
Barham, Jimmy 100.00 Paris 9/12/2011 Barham Bail Bonds Owner
Terry, Mark 100.00 Paris 11/04/2011 Terry Appraisals Owner
Gant, Bill 100.00 Paris 11/15/2011 N/A N/A
Swaim, Freddy 100.00 Paris 12/15/2011 Swaim Hardware Owner
Houston, Bryan 100.00 Nashville, Tenn. 9/14/2011 Nashville Medical Center Administrator
Rosebrough, Twila 50.00 Sumner 9/19/2011 N/A N/A
Rosebrough, Ray 50.00 Sumner 9/19/2011 Self Employed N/A
Chandler, Charlotte 25.00 Paris 9/26/2011 N/A N/A
$8,878.00
CAIN CONTRIBUTORS AMOUNT CITY DATE EMPLOYER JOB TITLE 
Texans for Lawsuit Reform   PAC,  4500.00 Austin 4/05/2012
Friends of Bob Deuell,  1000.00 Greenville 1/29/2012
Southwell, Brent 1000.00 Houston 1/05/2012 Prof. Janitorial Services of Houston Co-Owner
Dyer, Don 1000.00 Austin 1/03/2012 Prof. Janitorial Services of Texas, Austin CEO
Gore, Rex 1000.00 Austin 1/09/2012 Prof. Janitorial Services of Texas, Austin Co-Owner
Townes, Larry 1000.00 Paris 1/24/2012 Townes Telecommunications Owner
Bulkley, Clint 1000.00 Sulphur Springs 1/11/2012 Bulkley Trucking Co Owner
O’ Brien, J 1000.00 San Antonio 1/09/2012 Prof. Janitorial Services of Texas, San Antonio Co owner
Gaston, Robert 1000.00 Austin 1/11/2012 Transwestern Property Company, Austin CEO
McGahee, Roy 1000.00 Sulphur Springs 1/13/2012 DXI Imaging Centers Owner
Priefert, Bill 1000.00 Mount Pleasant 1/02/2012 Priefert Mfg Co CEO
Sanders, Cody 1000.00 Sumner 2/03/2012 Colton Transportation President
Bounds, Jason 1000.00 Blossom 2/16/2012 Blossom Machine Owner
Bridges, Darla 500.00 Detroit 3/24/2012 Townes Telecommunications VP and Adm. Asst.
Zimmerman, Robert 500.00 Paris 1/22/2012 self Physician
Simpson, David 500.00 Avinger 2/09/2012 State of Texas State Representative
Watson, Gene 500.00 Sulphur Springs 2/06/2012 Retired Retired
Salas, David 500.00 Paris 2/03/2012 Silas Minor Emergency Owner
Sims, Carol 250.00 Austin 1/25/2012 Texas Civil Justice League Executive Director
Erinakes, David 250.00 Murphy 2/20/2012 Dan Flynn Chief of Staff
Woolley, Beverly Campaign 250.00 Houston 2/15/2012 State of Texas State Rep.
Kennedy, Scott 200.00 Paris 1/20/2012 State Farm Agent
Hartnett, Will 150.00 Dallas 2/14/2012 The Hartnett Law Firm Partner
Ruyle, A. 100.00 Mount Vernon 1/14/2012 retired retired
$20,200.00
BIARD EXPENDITURES AMOUNT PAYEE CITY DATE DESCRIPTION
Republican Party of   Texas   1500.00 Austin 12/02/2011 Ballot Filing Fee
Billboards Etc   304.00 Hugo 4/16/2012 Billboard
Buildasign.com   568.31 Austin 9/23/2011 Bumper Stickers
Buildasign.com   285.21 Austin 9/26/2011 Bumper Stickers
Zazzle.com   88.99 San Jose, CA 9/27/2011 Buttons
KC Strategies   5099.25 Austin 2/15/2012 Campaign Consultant
KC Strategies   4769.16 Austin 3/30/2012 Campaign Consultant
KC Strategies   2500.00 Austin 1/10/2012 Campaign Consultant
KC Strategies   2500.00 Austin 4/13/2012 Campaign Consultant
Vistaprint.com   113.18 Lexington, MA 9/15/2011 Cards
Vistaprint.com   73.20 Lexington, MA 10/02/2011 Cards
ATT   52.35 Carol Stream, IL 9/14/2011 Cell Phone
ATT   49.84 Carol Stream, IL 11/15/2011 Cell Phone
ATT   49.84 Carol Stream, IL 1/15/2012 Cell Phone
ATT   49.84 Carol Stream, IL 2/15/2012 Cell Phone
ATT   49.84 Carol Stream, IL 3/15/2012 Cell Phone
ATT   49.84 Carol Stream, IL 4/15/2012 Cell Phone
ATT   49.49 Carol Stream, IL 10/11/2011 Cell Phone
ATT   49.49 Carol Stream, IL 12/15/2011 Cell Phone
CustomInk.com   187.00 Tysons Corner, VA 10/10/2011 Koozies
Buildasign.com   438.41 Austin 9/22/2011 Magnetic Car Signs
Echo Publishing   23.50 Sulphur Springs 4/02/2012 Newspaper Subscription
Coupon Connection   245.00 Paris 10/15/2011 Printed Advertising
Coupon Connection   245.00 Paris 11/15/2011 Printed Advertising
Coupon Connection   245.00 Paris 12/15/2011 Printed Advertising
Paypal   1.03 San Jose, CA 10/06/2011 Processing Fee
Texas GOP Store   2924.92 Hunstville 10/06/2011 Signs
Buildasign.com   2677.27 Austin 9/20/2011 Signs
PoliticalSign.Com   1816.94 Tyler 1/10/2012 Signs
Buildasign.com   1615.65 Austin 12/30/2011 Signs
PoliticalSign.Com   1395.66 Tyler 3/10/2012 Signs
Buildasign.com   267.73 Austin 10/25/2011 Signs
Buildasign.com   171.60 Austin 9/28/2011 Signs
Chisum ISD Atheletic   Fund   100.00 Paris 9/15/2011 Sponsorship of Golf Tournament
Echo Publishing   216.04 Sulphur Springs 11/04/2011 Sulphur Springs Newspaper Adv.
CustomInk.com   583.25 Tysons Corner, VA 9/26/2011 T Shirts
CustomInk.com   233.00 Tysons Corner, VA 10/07/2011 T Shirts
Sky Consulting   100.00 Santa Monica, CA 4/03/2012 Telephone Consultant
$31,688.83
CAIN EXPENDITURES AMOUNT PAYEE CITY DATE DESCRIPTION
Vici Media Group   850.00 Longview 3/13/2012 Design Work for Campaign Literature and Signs
Mail Chimp   30.00 Atlanta, GA 3/04/2012 Email Service Subscription for Campaign
Mail Chimp   30.00 Atlanta, GA 2/04/2012 Email Service Subscription for Campaign
Mail Chimp   30.00 Atlanta, GA 4/05/2012 Email Service Subscription for Campaign
Republican Party of   Texas   1500.00 Austin 12/13/2011 Filing Fee for Campaign
Mt Vernon Cafe   16.55 Mt Vernon 2/07/2012 food for small fundraiser event
Joe Bob’s #5   47.76 Como 1/18/2012 Fuel for vehicle for campaign travel
Murphy USA   44.82 Sulphur Springs 1/26/2012 Fuel for vehicle for campaign travel
Joe Bob’s #4   40.00 Sulphur Springs 2/03/2012 Fuel for vehicle for campaign travel
Designer Graphics   106.75 Tyler 1/18/2012 Grommets for Highway Signs for Campaign
Danwal  Inc.   3900.65 Tyler 1/18/2012 Highway and Yard Signs for Campaign
The Shipping Zone   21.34 Sulphur Springs 12/12/2011 Postage for mailing   Application for Place on Ballot
Overnight Prints   422.32 Irvine, CA 1/14/2012 Rack Cards for Campaign
Cain  Erwin 2500.00 Sulphur Springs 2/14/2012 Reimburse Candidate for Campaign Signs
Hopkins County  GOP Club   250.00 Sulphur Springs 2/15/2012 Table Rental for President’s Day Forum
Fix & Feed   43.19 Sulphur Springs 1/27/2012 T-Posts for Campaign Signs
U.  S. Postal Service   56.00 Sulphur Springs 4/16/2012 U. S. Postal Box
$9,889.38