Another $14,000 in outside money given to Moss, Sykes and Wells

Nearly all of the campaign contributions received by Laura Moss, Lange Sykes and Norman Wells have come from Indian River County residents with addresses that, According to the Indian River County Property Appraisers Office, are with Indian River Shores. Moss, Sykes and Wells, introduced last month by Shores Mayor Brian Barefoot as members of what he called "the Shores team," listed all of their Shores contributors as having Vero Beach addresses.
Nearly all of the campaign contributions received by Laura Moss, Lange Sykes and Norman Wells have come from Indian River County residents with addresses that, according to the Indian River County Property Appraisers Office, are with Indian River Shores. Moss, Sykes and Wells, introduced last month by Shores Mayor Brian Barefoot as members of what he called “the Shores team,” listed all of their Shores contributors as having Vero Beach addresses.

Moss, Sykes and Wells receive nearly all of their $63,350 in contributions from Indian River Shores residents

“Moss, Sykes and Wells have pledged to side with the Shores and FPL in their negotiations to buy Vero Electric Shores customers for $30 million. Gorry, Old and Young have all said they also support the sale, but are unwilling to sell for less $47 million. A team of five independent utility experts hired by the City, concluded it will take $47 million to partition and downsize Vero Electric without the move hurting the remaining customers.”

MARK SCHUMANN

Campaign finance reports covering the period of Oct. 22 through Nov. 3 reveal that another $14,000 in contributions from Indian River Shores residents and other outside interests have been received by Vero Beach City Council candidates Laura Moss, Lange Sykes and Norman Wells.

Since Moss, Sykes and Wells were introduced by Shores Mayor Brian Barefoot as being members of what he called, “the Shores Team,” the three Vero Beach City Council candidates have raised $63,350 in campaign contributions, nearly all coming from Shores residents.  Moss, Sykes and Wells are also supported by a political action committee that has raised $106,000 from Shores residents and from Florida Power and Light.

In the most recent reporting period, Moss received $8450 in contributions, all of it from interests outside Vero Beach, mostly from John’s Island residents. Wells received $3350 in contributions during the same reporting period, and Sykes $3250. Moss, Sykes and Wells listed all of her Shores contributors with Vero Beach addresses, though they are listed with the Indian River County Property Appraisers Office as Indian River Shores addresses.

Three other candidates running for the Vero Beach City Council, Sharon Gorry, incumbent Randy Old, and Tony Young, have reported a total of $60,395 in campaign contributions: Gorry – $7531; Old – $33,994; Young – 18870.

Moss, Sykes and Wells have pledged to side with the Shores and FPL in their negotiations to buy Vero Electric Shores customers for $30 million. Gorry, Old and Young have all said they also support the sale, but are unwilling to sell for less $47 million. A team of five independent utility experts hired by the City, concluded it will take $47 million to partition and downsize Vero Electric without the move hurting the remaining customers.

Below is an itemized list of contributions reported by Moss, Sykes and Wells from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3.

 

Given to Moss
Lynn Babicka 350 Island Creek Drive 200
McCord Family Inv. 700 Manatee, Ct. 1000
James Locke 290- Sable Palm Lane 1000
John & Karen Higgs 45 Waxmyrtle Way 100
Donald Tribut 143 Island Creek Drive 1000
George Davala 340 Sable Palm Lane 500
William Grealis 271 Sable Palm Lane 1000
Carol Brown 136 Island Creek Drive 100
Eric and Deborah Peniston 171 Terrapin Drive 1000
Thomas and Janette Hopkins 850 Beach Road 250
Richard Gordon 140 Clarkson Land 1000
H.P. Earl, Jr. 410 Indian Harbor road 100
Robert & Karen Drury 140 Northshore Point 200
Eugene Garland Harper Woods, MI 1000
8450
8450
Given to Sykes
Thomas Hopkins 850 Beach Road 250
Jeffrey Morgan Riverside, CT 1000
Indian River Fire PAC Tallahassee 1000
Robert Gibb 1 John’s Island Drive 500
H.P. Earl, Jr. 410 Harbor Road 100
2850
3250
Given to Wells
Thomas Hopkins 850 Beach Road 250
Anthony Woodroff Dorset, VT 1000
Carol Brown 136 Island Creek Drive 100
H.P. Earl, Jr. 410 Harbor Road 100
Anthony Donado 1665 E Rosewood Ct. 250
Indian River Fire PAC Tallahassee 1000
2700
3350

2 comments

  1. Your article pertaining to campaign monies given to Vero Beach candidates contains a very offensive, antisemitic allusion with Hebrew text and coins. You should remove that from your site immediately.

  2. The illusion is to Judas’ betrayal of his leader/cause for 40 pieces of silver. Similarly, “the Shores Three” are ready to sellout the people of Vero Beach.

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