Follow the money

MARK SCHUMANN

Wonder who is paying for the tens of thousands of slick political mailers now flooding mailboxes in Vero Beach?  Much of the money comes from Indian River Shores residents, who are hoping to help candidates Laura Moss, Lange Sykes and Norman Wells take control of Vero Beach’s city council.

Moss, Sykes and Wells have pledged to side with the Shores and Florida Power and Light in their negotiations to buy Vero Electric Shores customers for $30 million. Candidates Sharon Gorry, incumbent Randy Old, and Tony Young have 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.

The following is an itemized list of campaign contribution Vero Beach city council candidates Laura Moss, Lange Sykes, and Norman Wells reported receiving from Indian River Shores residents. Moss received 70 percent of her total contributions from Shores residents, Wells 72 percent and Sykes 89 percent.

Candidate Date Contributor Street Address City Amount
Moss 10/17/16 Allen and Judith Zern 215 Sago Palm Road Indian River Shores 250
Moss 10/3/16 Barbara Bruch 850 Beach Road Indian River Shores 350
Moss 10/17/16 Barry R. Sullivan 320 Island Creek Dr. Indian River Shores 150
Moss 10/27/15 Carol Brown 136 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 100
Moss 10/19/16 Charles and Suzanne Thomas 81 Oyster Cut Indian River Shores 200
Moss 9/30/16 Charles Moritz 260 Coconut Palm Road Indian River Shores 500
Moss 10/19/16 Donald and Joanne Houpt 220 Live Oak Way Indian River Shores 50
Moss 10/25/16 Donald Tribut 143 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 1000
Moss 10/27/16 Eric and Deborah Peniston 171 Terrapin Drive Indian River Shores 1000
Moss 11/2/16 Eugene Garland 20630 Harbor Avenue Harper Woods, MI 1000
Moss 10/26/15 George Davala 340 Sable Palm Lane Indian River Shores 500
Moss 8/5/16 Gerry Weick 20 South Ampton Terrace Indian River Shores 100
Moss 9/26/16 Gordon Runner 105 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 1000
Moss 10/31/16 H.P. Earl, Jr. 410 Indian Harbor road Indian River Shores 100
Moss 10/24/16 James and Karen Locke 290- Sable Palm Lane Indian River Shores 1000
Moss 10/25/16 John & Karen Higgs 45 Waxmyrtle Way Indian River Shores 100
Moss 9/28/16 John Dicken 233 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 1000
Moss 10/19/16 John Hull Dobbs Trust 91 Dove Plum Road Indian River Shores 250
Moss 10/14/16 John Kean 176 North Shore Pt. Indian River Shores 500
Moss 10/19/16 John Rusher 251 Sea Oak Drive Indian River Shores 250
Moss 9/30/16 Lee & Lois Miller 636 Ocean Road Indian River Shores 500
Moss 10/24/16 Lynn Babicka 350 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 200
Moss 10/24/16 McCord Family Inv. 700 Manatee, Ct. Indian River Shores 1000
Moss 10/14/16 Paul and Jane Becker 111 Dove Plum Road Indian River Shores 500
Moss 9/21/16 Paul Nezi 337 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 1000
Moss 10/31/16 Richard Gordon 140 Clarkson Land Indian River Shores 1000
Moss 11/2/16 Robert & Karen Drury 140 Northshore Point Indian River Shores 200
Moss 10/17/16 Robert L. Smith 320 Coconut Palm Rd. Indian River Shores 50
Moss 10/3/16 Stephen & Jane Coley 246 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 500
Moss 10/27/16 Thomas and Janette Hopkins 850 Beach Road Indian River Shores 250
Moss 10/26/15 William Grealis 271 Sable Palm Lane Indian River Shores 1000
15600 70%
Skyes 10/1/16 Warren Schwerin (2nd contribution) 667 Ocean Road Indian River Shores 500
Sykeas 10/28/16 H.P. Earl, Jr. 410 Harbor Road Indian River Shores 100
Sykes 9/24/16 Barbara Brugh 850 Beach Road Indian River Shores 325
Sykes 9/27/16 Barry Sullivan 320 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 150
Sykes 9/14/16 Charles Long 781 Manatee Cove Indian River Shores 1000
Sykes 10/7/16 Charles Thomas 81 Oyster Cut Indian River Shores 200
Sykes 9/20/16 Charlez Moritz 260 Coconut Palm Road Indian River Shores 250
Sykes 10/12/16 E. Garrett Bewkes, Jr. 51 Marker Way Indian River Shores 1000
Sykes 9/14/16 Edward Dayton 90 Oyster Court Indian River Shores 500
Sykes 9/23/16 Francis Teller 285 Coconut Palm Road Indian River Shores 250
Sykes 10/1/16 Herbert Aspbury 15 Waxmyrtle Way Indian River Shores 1000
Sykes 10/26/16 Indian River Fire PAC 120 South Monroe St. Tallahassee 1000
Sykes 10/22/16 Jeffrey Morgan 22 Gilliam Lane Riverside, CT. 1000
Sykes 9/21/16 John Hull Dobbs 91 Dove Plum Road Indian River Shores 1000
Sykes 9/23/16 John Keen 176 North Shore Point Indian River Shores 500
Sykes 10/2/16 Judith Zern 215 Sago Palm Road Indian River Shores 250
Sykes 9/21/16 Lee Miller 636 Ocean Road Indian River Shores 500
Sykes 9/22/16 Linn Bealke 470 Sea Oak Road Indian River Shores 100
Sykes 10/12/16 McCord Family Investments 700 Manatee Cove Indian River Shores 1000
Sykes 9/21/16 Paul Becker 111 Dove Plum Road Indian River Shores 500
Sykes 10/16/16 Realtor’s PAC 7025 N. Agusta Nat. Dr. Orlando 500
Sykes 9/19/16 Richard Dewolfe 750 Beach Road 303 Indian River Shores 1000
Sykes 10/26/16 Robert Gibb 1 John’s Island Drive Indian River Shores 500
Sykes 9/26/16 Robert Smith 320 Coconut Palm Road Indian River Shores 150
Sykes 9/21/16 Teresa Winslow 100 Paget Court Indian River Shores 1000
Sykes 10/7/16 Terry Crowley 231 Silver Moss Dr. Indian River Shores 1000
Sykes 10/22/16 Thomas Hopkins 850 Beach Road Indian River Shores 250
Sykes 10/1/16 Warren Schwerin 667 Ocean Road Indian River Shores 500
Sykes 10/17/16 William Grealis 271 Sable Palm Lane Indian River Shores 1000
Sykes 10/2/16 JoAnn Houpt 220 Live Oak Way Indian River Shores 50
17075 89%
Wells 10/28/16 Anthony Donado 1665 E Rosewood Ct. Vero Beach 250
Wells 10/24/16 Anthony Woodroff PO Box 795 Dorset, VT 1000
Wells 9/29/16 Barbara Brugh 850 Beach Road Indian River Shores 325
Wells 10/3/16 Barry R. Sullivan 320 Island Creek Dr. Indian River Shores 150
Wells 9/8/16 Bruce Hammonds 606 Ocean Road Indian River Shores 1000
Wells 10/25/16 Carol Brown 136 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 100
Wells 9/29/16 Charles Moritz 260 Coconut Palm Rd. Indian River Shores 250
Wells 9/23/16 Charles Schoemate 180 Loggerhead Point Indian River Shores 1000
Wells 10/11/16 Charles Thomas 81 Oyster Cut Indian River Shores 200
Wells 11/1/16 H.P. Earl, Jr. 410 Harbor Road Indian River Shores 100
Wells 10/20/16 Hellen Higgs 25 Maxmyrtle Way Indian River Shores 100
Wells 10/4/16 Hunt Rounsavall PO Box 19799 Louisville, KY 1000
Wells 10/28/16 Indian River Fire PAC 120 South Monroe St. Tallahassee 1000
Wells 10/21/16 Insite Solutions, Inc. 5070 N. A1A Indian River Shores 200
Wells 9/8/16 James Schnelthorst 721 Manatee Cove Indian River Shores 250
Wells 10/4/16 JoAnn Houpt 220 Live Oak Way Indian River Shores 50
Wells 9/20/16 John Dicken 233 Island Creek Drive Indian River Shores 1000
Wells 9/29/16 John Kean 176 North Shore Point Indian River Shores 500
Wells 10/11/16 Judith Bramson 777 Sea Oak Drive Indian River Shores 1000
Wells 10/4/16 Judith Zern 215 Sago Palm Road Indian River Shores 250
Wells 9/29/16 Lee Miller 636 Ocean Road Indian River Shores 500
Wells 9/29/16 Lucile Tamoney 121 Stingaree Point Indian River Shores 1000
Wells 10/20/16 McCord Family Investments 700 Manatee Cove Indian River Shores 1000
Wells 10/3/16 Michael Merrill 700 Beach Road Indian River Shores 500
Wells 9/29/16 Paul Becker 111 Dove Plum Road Indian River Shores 500
Wells 10/13/16 Realtors PAC 7025 N. Agusta Nat. Dr. Orlando 500
Wells 10/11/16 Robert Gibb 1 John’s Island Drive Indian River Shores 1000
Wells 10/3/16 Robert L. Smith 320 Coconut Palm Rd. Indian River Shores 50
Wells 10/24/16 Thomas Hopkins 850 Beach Road Indian River Shores 250
Wells 10/21/16 William Grealis 271 Sable Palm Lane Indian River Shores 1000
16025 72%

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