Final campaign finance reports out for Gilbert candidates

Gilbert campaign finance reports
Candidates for office in Gilbert have filed their final campaign finance reports before the Aug. 4 election. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Candidates for office in Gilbert have filed their final campaign finance reports before the Aug. 4 election. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Candidates for mayor and town council have filed their final campaign finance reports before the Aug. 4 election.

The reports break down money the candidates received and spent through July 18.

Here is a look at those reports, including top donors, broken down by each race.




  • Mariana Abelson, Creo School owner: $6,450

  • Justin Bayless, Bayless CEO: $6,450

  • Howard Morrison, Morrison Ranch master plan developer: $6,450

  • Adam Webster, Rocky Mountain Restoration: $4,300

  • Adelaida Severson, Bushtex owner: $4,000

Self: $50,000



  • Glenn Way, Charter One CEO: $6,450

  • Brent McArthur, Charter One chief operating officer: $6,450

  • William Gutterly, Charter One chief operating officer: $6,450

  • Jeff Wagner, retired: $500

  • Bryan Foster, ALA Management Services executive director: $500

Self: $30,040



  • George Dottl, retired: $2,000

  • Greg Davis, Iplan Consulting owner: $500

  • Eric Emmert, Dorn Policy Group vice president: $400

  • Adam Baugh. attorney: $250

  • Mark Boesen, attorney: $250

  • Ben Cooper, Norris Design senior project manager: $250

  • Walter Delecki, Northern Arizona University clinical professor: $250

  • Jason Morris, attorney: $250

  • Ralph Pew, attorney: $250

  • Bennan Ray, attorney: $250

  • Michael Withey, attorney: $250

In-kind donations

  • Aaron Childs, Journey Maps owner: $2,800

Four-year council seats (two seats)



  • George Dottl, retired: $2,600

  • Reese Anderson, attorney: $200

  • Sean Lake, attorney: $200

  • Ralph Pew, attorney: $200

  • Debra Carr, small-business owner: $100

  • Brad Barrett, retired: $100

  • Thomas Verploegen, retired: $100

Self: $4,000

Political action committees

  • Realtors of Arizona: $4,500

  • Cox AZ: $350



  • Raymond Olsen, self-employed real estate: $1,000

  • Jared Taylor, Heritage Academy director: $650

  • Gerald Ricke, developer: $500

  • William Olsen, real estate development: $500

  • Jason Barney, developer: $500

  • Richard Fisher, Asset Preservation and Restoration Services CFO: $500

In-kind donations

  • James Adams, Epic Light Media owner: $5,000

  • Self (in-kind): $5,000

Self (monetary): $2,400

Political action committees

  • Pinnacle West: $500



  • Joel Obayomi: $1,000

  • Akin Ikuseru: $500

  • Globade Fakoya: $500

  • Joseph Jegede: $250

  • Samuel Ajayi: $200

Note: No occupations of donors were listed on reports.

Self: $1,428.43



  • Kathleen Dowler, Dignity Health community integration director: $250

  • Bryan Brundrett, Norwood Furniture co-owner: $200

  • Molly Greene, Salt River Project government relations and public policy senior director: $100

In-kind donations

  • Eric Reber, SpeedPro owner: $3,106.51

Self: $875

Political action committees

  • Realtors of Arizona: $3,000

  • Gilbert Firefighters: $1,200

  • Salt River Project: $800

  • Pinnacle West: $500

  • Cox: $350

Two-year council seat


Self: $30,956.34



  • George Dottl, retired: $500

  • Lauren Eccles, Intel finance/data scientist: $149.22

  • David Seigler, New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center administrator: $100

  • Tom Thrasher, retired: $100

Self: $5,333.20

By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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