Reno City Council At-Large race – candidate funding breakdown

The Space Whale with Reno City Hall in the background - photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally

Two candidates are running for the At-Large seat on the Reno City Council in 2020, incumbent Devon Reese and Eddie Lorton. Those who serve as the At-Large council member represent all of Reno, not just one of the City’s five districts. Reno City Council members serve 4-year terms, and are limited to three terms. 

During the June 9, 2020 primary, Devon Reese won 48.0 percent of the vote and Eddie Lorton won 30 percent. Reese and Lorton were the top two candidates in the primary and are now on the 2020 General Election ballot. 

What follows are lists of campaign contributions of $250.00 or greater and expenses in excess of $100.00 as of October 15, 2020. 

Nevada law stipulates that the maximum single donation to a candidate is $10,000.

Devon Reese 

Devon Reese is an attorney and running for reelection as the At-Large Reno City Council member. Reese also serves as Reno Vice Mayor.  See his website for more.

Cumulative fundraising as of October 15:  $136,708.45 

Contributions greater than $250.00:

DRIVE Committee – Washington, DC – $10,000.00 
NPLC BV Investment Company LLC – Newport Beach, CA – $10,000.00
NPC Investor LLC – Newport Beach, CA – $10,000.00
Lyon Management Group – Newport Beach, CA – $10,000.00 
Reno Land Inc. – Reno, NV – $5,000.00 
AGC (Association of General Contractors) PAC – Reno, NV – $5,000.00 
Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Wood Rodgers, Inc – Sacramento, CA – $4,500.00
Victor Fuchs – Las Vegas, NV – $4,000.00
Herbert & Bui Simon (Owner of the Indiana Pacers basketball team and one of the nation’s largest shopping center builders, the Simons Property Group) – Indianapolis, IN – $4,500.00
Heinz Rach Land Company – Walnut Creek, CA – $2,500.00
Reno Sparks Association of Realtors – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
DRM – Mesquite, NV – $2,500.00
Sanjay Lillany – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Greenstreet Development, Inc – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters – Las Vegas, NV – $2,000.00
Shirley and Stacey Knobler – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
RAPG – Reno, NV – $1,500.00
Peppermill Casino – Reno, – $1,500.00
Vision Management Services – Chicago, IL – $1,250.00
Kaempfer Crowell Ltd. – Las Vegas, NV  – $1,250.00
Jenuane Communities, LLC – Reno, NV – $1,000.00 Robert Fitzgerald – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Reno Sparks Association of Realtors – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Bldg. & Const. Trade-Corp – Sparks, NV – $1,000.00
Robert Lissner – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Elaine Lissner – Oakland, CA -$1,000.00
Peter Lissner – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Judith Siegel – Las Vegas, NV – $1,000.00
NV Energy – Las Vegas, NV – $1,000.00
The Ferraro Group – Las Vegas, NV – $1,000.00
Robert Goldberg – Crystal Bay, NV – $1,000.00
Western Nevada Supply Co. – Sparks, NV –  $1,000.00
IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39 Nevada Voice – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Reno Airport Fire Fighters – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
District Council of Iron Workers – Pinole, CA – $1,000.00
Doug Roberts – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Lance and Alma Faulstich – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie – Pheonix, AZ – $1,000.00
Krater Consulting Group, PC – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Crystal Bay Revocable Trust – Crystal Bay, NV – $1,000.00
Nevada Builders Alliance – Carson City, NV – $1,000.00
Steve Strickland – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Aaron Ford – Las Vegas, NV – $1,000.00
S3 RENOvation Investors LLC – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Tanamera Construction – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Pacific Development LLC – San Anselmo, CA – $1,000.00
Six Development Inc. – Reno, NV – $500.00
AGC PAC – Reno, NV – $500.00
Nevada Tri Partners – Reno, NV – $500.00
Granite Construction Company – Watsonville, CA – $500.00
GBS 1401 S. Virginia, LLC – Reno, NV – $500.00
Jacqueline Shapiro – New York, NY – $500.00
North Reno Land Development LLC – Reno, NV – $500.00  
Dixie Grossman – Reno, NV – $250.00
Stephanie Kruse – Reno, NV – $250.00
Henry Sotelo – Reno, NV – $250.00
Craig Questa – Reno, NV – $250.00
Travis Sandefur – Portland, OR – $250.00
Andrew Samuelson – Reno, NV – $250.00
Theodore Chrissinger – Reno, NV – $250.00
Randy J. Brown Investments, LLC – Reno, NV – $250.00
Robert Kilby – Reno, NV – $250.00
Lynn Greer – Incline Village, NV – $250.00  
Peace Officers Research Association of Nevada – Reno, NV – $250.00  

Expenses in excess of $100.00 as of October 15, 2020:

Nikki Bailey-Lundahl – Sparks, NV – $10,500.00
Changing Dynamics – Somerville, MA – $35,233.83
Vantiv – Symmes Township, OH – $204.32
Democratic Party of Washoe County – Reno, NV – $1,240.00
Women’s March Reno – Las Vegas, NV – $135.00
Reno Type – Reno, NV – $11,463.39
Rue Burbon – Reno, NV – $117.00
Ground Games Government Affairs – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Act Blue – Somerville, MA – $123.21
PDQ – Las Vegas, NV – $20,976.06
Fong Menante – Reno, NV – $34,900.00
Lamar Companies – Baton Rouge, LA – $2,500.00
IC Media Strategy – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
Karma Box Project – Reno, NV – $250.00
Signs By Tomorrow – Reno, NV – $584.64
Kurt Thigpen – Reno, NV – $550.00
Chris Holloman Photography – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Battle Born Progress – Las Vegas, NV – $500.00
Adrienne Feemster – Reno, NV – $250.00
Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard – Reno, NV – $162.40

Eddie Lorton

Eddie Lorton is a businessman who has owned and operated E.T. Carpet Cleaning in Reno for more than 30 years, according to Lorton’s website. Lorton ran for Reno Mayor in 2018 against current Mayor Hillary Shieve and won 35.5 percent of the vote. Lorton ran in the Reno Mayoral Primary Election in 2014 and did not win a place on the ballot for the general election. See his website for more.

Cumulative fundraising as of October 15: $134,881.06

Contributions in excess of $250.00:

Eddie Lorton – Reno, NV – $100,000.00
Don Roger Norman (One of the founders of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center) – Reno, NV – $10,000.00
Robert Beadles – Reno, NV – $4,799.70
Jerry Matsumura – Reno, NV – $1,919.40
Answerwest – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
Kosta M. Arger – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
John and Betty Stanko – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Candice Pearce and William Bielser – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Metro Investment Properties Inc LLC – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Michael Grulli – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Lonnie Fixel – Reno, NV – $959.70
Republican Woman of Northern Nevada PAC – Reno, NV – $750.00
Reno Cab Company – Reno, NV – $500.000
95A Holding LLC – Carson City, NV – $500.00
Thomas R. Reviglio – Reno, NV – $500.00
Rams Inc – Carson City, NV – $500.00
John Castel – Reno, NV – $500.00
Michael Stanko – Reno, NV – $500.00
Paul W Koop – Reno, NV – $500.00
North Reno Land Development LLC – Reno, NV – $500.00
Patrick Coleman – Reno, NV – $489.70
Michael Forsyth – Reno, NV – $479.70
Dale Raggio – Reno, NV – $250.00
Debra J Yates – Reno, NV – $250.00
A and H Insurance Inc – Reno, NV – $250.00

Expenses in excess of $100.00 as of October 15, 2020:

John Moore – Sparks, NV – $750.00
Traffic Builders – Reno, NV – $10,249.95
Dragonfly Media – Reno, NV – $3,330.00
USPS – Carson City, NV $1,490.90
J B Marketing – Reno, NV – $48,265.38
Facebook – Menlo, CA – $5,707.54
JB Marketing Inc. – Reno, NV – $2,635.56
JD Marketing – Sparks, NV – $750.00
Precise Printing – Sparks, NV – $1,390.00
Penny Royal LLC – Reno, NV – $4,000.00
CPM Services – Reno, NV – $550.00
Senior Spectrum – Reno, NV – $500.00


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