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Monday, 04 March 2013 09:51
File photos. Kelly Wicks (left) and Tim Brown. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Both candidates in the heavily contested race last fall for the state representative seat for Wood County raised more than $80,000 each for the race.
According to financial reports filed with the Ohio Secretary of State, Republican Tim Brown received $80,023 in contributions while Democrat Kelly Wicks raised $83,882.
Brown, a four-term Wood County commissioner defeated Wicks, owner of the Grounds for Thought coffee shop in downtown Bowling Green to represent Ohio’s Third District.
Brown captured 30,146, or 52 percent, of the votes, compared to Wicks, who earned 25,444 votes (44 percent). Nathan Eberly, a Bowling Green Libertarian, earned 2,593, or 5 percent of the county’s votes.
Brown received donations from 22 political action committees, adding up to $14,550. Wicks received donations from 11 PACs, adding up to $40,095.
Following is a list of the PAC contributions to Brown:
• Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio, Columbus, $1,000
• Huntington Bancshares Inc. PAC, Columbus, $500
• Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. PAC, Columbus, $500
• Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Inc., Agriculture for Good Government PAC, Columbus, $500
• Ohio Merchant Committee, Columbus, $250
• IBEW Local 8, Rossford, $250
• Ohio Optometry PAC, Worthington, $250
• Nisource Inc. PAC, Columbus, $300
• Ohio State Medical Association PAC, Hilliard, $500
• Ohio Contractors PAC, Columbus, $250
• National Federation of Independent Business/Ohio Save America, Washington, D.C., $250
• Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund, Toledo, $1,000
• Marathon Petroleum Corp. Employees PAC, Detroit, Mich., $500
• Ohio Certified Public Accountants PAC, Dublin, $500
• Moser Group Good Citizenship Fund, Fremont, $250
• Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. PAC, Columbus, $500
• Realtors PAC, Columbus, $2,500
• Owens-Illinois Inc. Employees Good Citizenship Fund, Toledo, $1,000
• Political Education Patterns Political Arm of IUOE, Cleveland, $1,000
• Gay & AMP, Lesbian Victory Fund Non-Federal Ohio, Washington, D.C., $500
• Ohio Trucking Association, TRUKPAC, Columbus, $250
• Mechanical Contractors Association of Ohio PAC, Dayton, $1,000
Following is a list of the PAC contributions to Wicks:
• IBEW Local 8, Rossford, $2,500
• Local 50 Plumbers & Pipefitters, Northwood, $900
• Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Toledo District PAC, Rossford, $2,000
• IBB L-85 Ohio PAC, Rossford, $1,300
• Ohio State Association Plumbers & Pipefitters PCE, Columbus, $11,395
• Ohio Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education, Columbus, $11,000
• Ohio Association for Justice PAC, Dublin, $1,000
• Ohio Nurses Association PCE, Columbus, $1,500
• Ohio Federation of Teachers Political Contributing Entity 6820, Columbus, $5,000
• United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Washington, D.C., $1,000
• IBEW Local 8, Rossford, $2,500
A list of individual donors contributing $250 or more to both candidates can be found below.

Following are the campaign contributions to Tim Brown from people donating $250 or more:
More than $500
John Welch, Perrysburg, co-owner of Messenger-Journal, $600; Robert Maurer, Bowling Green, attorney, $650; Michael Marsh, Bowling Green, attorney, $1,250; Wood County Republican Executive Committee, Bowling Green, $2,500; Randy Gardner, Bowling Green, state representative, $1,000; Wood County Young Republicans, Bowling Green, $1,000; Ohio Republican State and Central Executive Committee, Columbus, $49,186; Douglas Preisse, Columbus, Van Meter Ashbroog partner, $1,000; Daniel Renberg, Los Angeles, Calif., $750; Gerald Cacciotti, San Francisco, Calif., Oliver Wyman Co. consultant, $1,000; Eric Nilson, Cleveland, Wells Fargo advisor, $1,000; Tim Gill, Denver; Gill Foundation chairman, $1,000; Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee, Columbus, $19,433.70
$500 contributors
Karen Gillmor, Tiffin, Ohio Industrial Commission chairman; Stanley Korducki, Bowling Green, Wood County Hospital administrator; Thomas Uhler, Rossford, TTL Associates president; Paul Schlatter, Perrysburg, Dowling Steel owners; Mark Wagoner, Holland, state senator; Weston Milliken, Los Angeles; Cue Consulting; Paul Feeney, Columbus, Oracle Corp.; David Tuckerman, Lafayette, Calif., Tuckerman & Associates consultant; Esmond Harmsworth, Boston, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth literary agent; Chuck Williams, Malibu, Calif.; William Brownson, Columbus, United Methodist Church CFO; Ted Snowdon, New York City, Ted Snowdon Productions producer; Gray Newman, New York City, Morgan Stanley economist; Citizens for Gardner, Bowling Green; William Hirzel, Walbridge, Hirzel Canning treasurer; Citizens for Wagoner, Holland; Matthew Patsky, Boston, Trilium Asset Management CEO; Andrew Goffe, New York City, Overbrook Management Corp. president; Joseph Hirzel, Pemberville, Hirzel Foods manager.
Donations between $250 and $500
Douglas Seiple, Bowling Green, farmer, $450; James King, Toledo, benefits consultant for county, $450; Joseph Lawless, Perrysburg, corporate housing president, $350; Jack Jones, Poggemeyer Design Group owner, $275; Matthew Reger, Bowling Green, city prosecutor, $350; Paul Albert, San Francisco, $400; Donald Mennel, Fostoria, attorney, $300; Leatra Harper, Grand Rapids, $300
$250 contributors
Michael Penrod, Weston, of Wood County District Public Library; Steven Spirn, Perrysburg, labor relations consultant for county; Richard Marsh, Naples, Fla.; Beverly Hirzel, Walbridge, Hirzel Canning treasurer; Marvin Cantrell, Hernando, Fla.; Rhett Ricart, Columbus, Ricart Automotive owner,; Michael Olmstead, Perrysburg, Performance Over Pain Co. owner; Mona Pittenger, Tulsa, Okla.; Kyle Latham, Perrysburg, Hylant Group executive; William Behe, Perrysburg, Fifth Third Bank loan officer; Michael Liebenthal, Perrysburg, financial consultant; Vance Kramer, McComb, Crushproof Tubing president; Stephen Way, Perrysburg, DGL Co. manager; Kim Klewer, Perrysburg, Asset Protection Corp. president; Hollis Merrick, Perrysburg, UT Medical Center physician; Albert Calderon, Bowling Green, Calderon Energy owner; Richard Iott, Monclova, Braeburn Entertainment president; Michael McAlear, Perrysburg, Service Spring Corp. CEO; John Hamlin, Columbus, JB Hamlin and Co. principal; Gregory Porter, Kansas City, Mo., consultant; Jane Spirn, Perrysburg; Michael Barthold, Perrysburg, architect; Grant Wilkinson, Maumee, University of Findlay professor; Robert Armstrong, Perrysburg, Bennett Enterprises treasurer; Evans 4 Mayor, Perrysburg; Dale Barnard, Perrysburg, Biofit controller; Robert Domini, Perrysburg, Continental Valuations president,; James Rossler, Rossford, Rossford Schools treasurer; Carl Metz, Bowling Green, Rick Metz Co. developer; Michael Barthold, Perrysburg, architect; Brian McMahon, Perrysburg, Danberry National Ltd. broker; Montrose Group LLC, Columbus;  Mike Dively, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Following are the campaign contributions to Kelly Wicks from people donating $250 or more:
More than $500
Andrew Newlove, Bowling Green, $550; Ruth Wicks, Clarkdale, Ariz., $550; Prime Ventures LLC, Perrysburg $1,350;Ronald Seavoy, Bowling Green, $1,150; Jonathon Orser, Perrysburg, $600; Cafe Lobo LLC, Lincolnville, Maine, $1,000; Ohio Democratic Party State Candidate Fund, Columbus, $1,050; Roger Shope, Bowling Green, $513; U.A. Local 50 Plumbers & Pipefitters, Northwood, $900; John Schutze, Bowling Green, Social Security Administration, $883; Lee Hakel, Bowling Green, $800; Dean Neumann, Bowling Green, The Electric Quilt Co., $600; Jerry Wicks, Bowling Green, $1,800; Richard Newlove, Newlove Realty, Bowling Green, $600; Maureen Endres, Bowling Green, $1,500; Ohio Democratic Party, Columbus, $6,795.63; Kelly Wicks, Bowling Green, Grounds for Thought, $2,756; Bridget Wicks, Bowling Green and Flagstaff, Ariz., $625; Joachim Gfoeller, New York City, GMG Capital, $700; Wood County Democratic Executive Committee, Bowling Green, $2,000
$500 contributors
Stephen Cernkovick, Bowling Green; Bowling Green Democratic Club; Citizens with Fedor Committee, Toledo; Lisa Codding, Bowling Green; David Codding, Bowling Green, Codding Industries; Citizens to Elect John Patrick Carney, Columbus; Kenneth Hawley, Napoleon
Donations between $250 and $500
Michael Zickar, Perrysburg, Bowling Green State University, $435 Bruce Corrigan, Bowling Green, $300; James Ferrell, Bowling Green, SamB’s, $300; Maria Simon, Bowling Green, $285; Gerald Concannon, White Pine, Tenn., $291; Matt Donahue, Bowling Green, BGSU professor, $300; Tony Papavasilopoulos, Bowling Green, musician, $300; Joyce Kepke, Bowling Green, $400; Elizabeth Burroughs, Bowling Green, $320; Bruce Jeffers, Bowling Green, $300; Dinah Vincent, Bowling Green, $300 Wendy Manning, Bowling Green, BGSU sociology professor, $300; Leo Navin, Bowling Green, $300; Geoffrey Howes, Bowling Green, BGSU, $346
$250 contributors
Mary Baumgardner, Custar; Robert Manley, Bowling Green; Baumgardner Farm Account, Custar; Rod’s Collision, Bowling Green; Joe Baker Band, Bowling Green; Diane Pretzer, Bowling Green; Chris Pelton, Davis, Calif.; Frank McLaughlin, Bowling Green; Anesa Miller, Pullman, Wash.
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