|Northwest Motorsports gave $2,000 against Pierce Transit Prop 1|
TRUCKS, TRUCKS, AND MORE TRUCKS
The anti-transit No on Prop 1 campaign is being largely funded by a parade of auto dealers, the chairman of a private transportation contracting company, and a man who has given more than $2,500 to the Republican Party and Republican Congressman Dave Reichert since 2008.
This information was gleaned from recent reporting to the Public Disclosure Commission, which has for the last 40 years tracked and published where the money for campaigns comes from and where it is spent in the State of Washington. Sources for information are cited below individual names. If you’d like to see the report for yourselves, it is available here.
What interests do these people and businesses represent?
I could provide political analysis of this information, but instead, I encourage you to take a look at the list to draw your own conclusions.
The list below is of contributions made to "No on Prop 1- Pierce Transit," which were reported by Friday, October 12, 2012, that were in excess of $200.
Auto Dealers: $14,850
- Chevrolet of Puyallup - $5,000
- Northwest Motorsports (Puyallup) - $2,000
- Larson Automotive Group - $1,500
- Honda of Fife - $1,000
- Kia of Puyallup - $1,000
- Korum Ford Puyallup - $1,000
- Korum Nissan Puyallup - $1,000
- Toyota of Puyallup - $1,000
- Milam Mazda (Puyallup) - $600
- Ron Loper (South Tacoma Honda - Managing Partner) - $500
- Gary Gilchrist (Gilchrist Buick GMC) - $250
Large Personal Donations: $4,800Jon Monson (Gig Harbor) - $2,400
Chairman of the Board for MV Transportation - Private Transit Company (fixed route and paratransit)
Carl Fisher (Tacoma) - $2,400
Has contributed $2,500 to Republican Dave Reichert, $250 to Washington State Republican Party