Pay to Play – campaign contributions

We all know about campaign contributions. I accepted one in 16 years. My father-in-law contributed $1,000.   Many offered and some even sent money but I kindly thanked them and returned it. My husband and I used our own money.

I am not saying that every person giving a contribution wants something in return.  I am not saying that every candidate who accepts money gives a favor in return. I am saying that I have seen first hand how some contributions become a Pay to Play.

The first campaign reports were filed.  Some candidates hold back and report additional contributions after the election .  I have seen the reports I just didn’t upload them here.

LOHR REPORT
$250 Rittenhouse County Insurance vendor
$1000 Salvo PAC Lobbyist -county pays Redevel Auth who pays Salvo
$500 Kimball County Jail possible architect vendor for new jail
$250 Lynch County Financial consultant vendor (or his son)
$500 Sefchock County health insurance vendor
$500 McMillen County engineer vendor
$500 Mucci construction
$300 Cimini Lawfirm providing HR services
$5000 Jones Greene Treatment Center (see Fact post & read Rants&Raves blog)
$500 Over County engineer vendor
$300 Holt county airport board member
$1439.69 Breakiron County board member  (in kind contribution)
$5000 Hardy Hardy was given a visitor center & wants a bigger one
VICITES REPORT
$150 Neckerhauer Airport board member
$150 Zalar Greene Treatment Center
$300 Kimball possible architect vendor for new jail
$500 Salvo PAC Lobbyist -county pays Redevel Auth who pays Salvo
$300 Rittenhouse county insurance vendor
$600 Mucci construction
$1000 Sefchock county health insurance vendor
$300 Shawn Pilla Ambrosini relative; LSA recipient
$300 Cimini Lawfirm providing HR services
$600 McMillen county engineer vendor
$500 Over county engineer vendor
$1000 Garlow Ford Business Machines ( printer & IT county vendor)
$450 Lynch/Susquehanna county financial consultant (watch for future post)
$150 Purcell county solicitor
$150 Bortz board member
$100 Joseph board member
$150 Ciezynski board member
$150 Ciarrochi board member
$100 Hajek tax assessment appeal board member
$250 Maher airport board member
$300 Holt airport board member
$5000 Hardy  Hardy was given a visitor center & wants a bigger one

Vicites reported expenses from his campaign account. This list is not inclusive but interesting.   $130 to William Arnold  who is director of county bridge dept. Vicites listed it as a donation. I know Bill has in the past put up signs for Vicites. Bill assured me years ago that he does not do this on county time and I believe him.

Vicites also listed giving a $50 donation from his campaign funds to Jill Frinzi. Jill is a county employee who recently had a  public fundraiser held for personal issue.  Vicites also listed giving a $30 donation to the NRA paid for from his campaign funds.   So why didn’t Vicites pay for these out of his own pocket ?  Just asking.

As far as Lohr goes he certainly changed his mind on taking $ from Joe Hardy. Read this . https://fayettepatchhunky.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-harry-albert.html

 

 

 

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