Updated, 1 p.m.: “Thomson” added to Lisa Brinton, a name clarification.
NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling’s campaign coffers have swelled further, with more than $19,000 added from April 1 to June 30, making the total raised nearly $116,000.
State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140), Rilling’s challenger from within the Democratic Party, raised $4,975 in the time period. Republican Town Committee Chairman Andy Conroy, who has filed papers to run for mayor, did not raise any money.
Lisa Brinton Thomson, who is believed to be organizing a run for mayor as an independent, is not required to submit campaign finance disclosure statements until she announces herself as a candidate.
Morris’ 11 donors include only two Norwalk residents, his wife and attorney Michael Skiber. His $4,975 compares to $115,890 raised by Rilling since November.
Friends of Rilling campaign filing:
On hand at beginning of period: $89,383.75
Contributions from individuals: $18,095
Purchases of advertising $1,050
Total receipts this quarter: $19,145
2017 campaign total raised: $115,890
Expenses paid this quarter: $25,761
Expenses incurred but not yet paid: $16,544.84
Brandon Lacoff of Greenwich, Belpointe Capital managing director
Robert Oxer of Darien, Meadow Street Partners
Jeffrey Weisbord of Richmond Hill, N.Y., Jeffrey Weisbord real estate
Joseph Breault, M.F. DiScala & Company Vice President
John DiScala, M.F. DiScala & Company Vice President
Michael Gray, Pyramid Real Estate group
Mike Oz, owner of 50 Washington St.
Francis Nash, a retiree
Nicola Vona of Wilton, Nick & Gino Vona Mason Contractors
Farhan Memon, entrepreneur, The Front Desk; Al Madany Islamic Center spokesperson
Clay Fowler of Pound Ridge, N.Y., Spinnaker Real Estate Partners
Mike Mushak, Tulip Tree Design
Austin Iodice of Fairfeild, a retiree
Patricia Jurgielewicz of Easton, M.F. DiScala & Company Vice President, finance
Alan Webber of Fairfield, M.F. DiScala & Company Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Mir Shazad, self-employed in fast food
Augustus Papajohn of Weston
Joseph Dominick, Dominick Fuel
Arthur Goldblatt, a retiree
Antonio Magliocco of New York City, attorney, Peerless Importers
Josephine Anderson, Ferguson Library librarian
Elias Pimentel, dentist
Robert Slapin, retiree
Randy Klein of Darien
John King of Farmington, an attorney
Michael Kaelin of Wilton, attorney
Henry May, Hank May Tire
Jane Walters, Berkshire Hathaway realtor
David Haberfield of Bristol, real estate, Landlord Solutions LLC
Mark Weiss of New Canaan, Stamford Mortgage Co. loan originator
Nancy Dinardo of Trumbull, retiree
Azra Asaduddin, self employed
Aleyda Coceres, accountant
Celina Romero, owner World Latin Express
Marion Costa, Bedford Poolscapes vp
Gilbert Durango, insurance agent
Judith Bacal, designer
Jonathon Bello of Stratford, legal-insurance self em
Mary Belleavia of Stamford
Frank Alvaredo of North haven
Lawrence Andrea attorney Stretch out studios
Judy (Dede) Farnsworth
John Blankley of Greenwich
Guy Rocko of Trumbull, Norwalk Housing Authority director of maintenance
David McQuade of Vernon
Nancy Dinardo of Trumbull, a retiree
There were 15 donations of less than $100.
Morris is for Us 2017
Total receipts this quarter: $4,975
Michael Skiber, an attorney
Howard Hall of Hamden, Howard Hill Funeral Service
Gail Morris, Norwalk Public Schools special education aide
Anthony Sealy of New Haven, ACS Properties owner
Peter Cimini of Rocky Hill, an attorney
Richard Velky of Waterbury, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation chief
Brendan Fox of West Hartford, an attorney
State Rep. Larry Butler (D-Waterbury)
State Rep. Toni Walker (D-New Haven)
Also contributing were State Rep. Geraldo Reyes (D-Waterbury), with a $50 donation, and State Rep. Robyn Porter (D-New Haven), with a $25 donation.
Morris filed papers to run for mayor in April. Conroy filed in late May.
Conroy explained his lack of fundraising by saying that he is waiting until after the Republican Town Committee nominating convention on July 24. He’s been going to district meetings, where members have asked for campaign donation forms but he told them to focus on their own candidate’s needs, he said.
The Rilling campaign racked up $32,260 in fees for DNA campaigns during the quarter, plus $2,400 for Jesse Hubbard of Waterbury, a consultant.
Asked if he would hire a campaign manager, Conroy, a former Common Council member, said, “I’m not sure that I will because I am pretty experienced. I’m not sure what the value added is.”