Finkam outraises mayoral opponents during reporting period, Rider retains largest campaign war chest 


The latest round of campaign finance reports show that, during the pre-primary reporting period of Jan. 1 to April 7, mayoral candidate Sue Finkam outraised her Republican primary opponents Kevin “Woody” Rider and Fred Glynn. Democrat Miles Nelson, who is unopposed in the primary, raised the second-highest total among mayoral candidates. 

Finkam, a Carmel city councilor, raised nearly $104,000 during the reporting period, while Nelson, a city councilor, raised more than $85,000; Rider, a city councilor, raised more than $64,000; and Glynn, a former Hamilton County councilor, raised more than $50,000. 

Rider, who did much of his fundraising prior to the latest reporting period, still has a significant advantage in cash on hand, with more than $377,000 compared to Nelson at nearly $114,000, Finkam at  more than $68,000 and Glynn at more than $24,000. 

The following includes direct contributions of $2,000 or more from corporate, political action committee and other organizations to the mayoral candidates during the pre-primary reporting period: 

Miles Nelson

  • $5,000 – IN KY OH Regional Council of Carpenters
  • $5,000 – ICE PAC
  • $2,500 – Estate of Howard B. Kimball

Sue Finkam

  • $5,000 – Indiana Spine Hospital
  • $5,000 – Allied Solutions
  • $5,000 – Falcon Nest II
  • $2,000 – The Abbey Tap House
  • $2,000 – Brockway Public House

Kevin “Woody” Rider

  • $10,000 – Barnes & Thornburg
  • $5,000 – A&F Engineering
  • $2,500 – Card & Associates Athletic Facilities
  • $2,500 – Platinum Properties Management Company

Fred Glynn

  • $2,500 – Indiana Merit Construction PAC of ABC
  • $2,000 – Integrated Investments of Indiana
  • $2,000 – Stable Chase Development
  • $2,000 – Fab Sales Inc.

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