The Jeff Gahan Money Machine, Part 5: In 2019, Gahan will pass the half million dollar mark in campaign fundraising since 2011.


Previously: The Jeff Gahan Money Machine, Part 4: The Estopinol Group and Cripe Architects are just two facets of River Run Waterpark’s fertilizing effect.

Some people play euchre for fun, but during the coming weeks we’ll be plucking highlights from eight years of the Committee to Elect Gahan’s CFA-4 campaign finance reports. Strap in, folks — and don’t forget those air(head) sickness bags.

Let’s pause the accounting to let this sink in. Another average fundraising year for Big Money Gahan, and he’ll pass the $500,000 mark in donations since running for mayor.

2011: $56,515
2012: $16,575
2013: $30,350
2014: $58,795
2015: $103,532
2016: $51,799
2017: $56,225
2018: $64,250

Total: $438,041

Yearly average: $54,755 and change

Beginning 2019: $128,000 cash on hand

Roughly 25% of this engorged total has come from just a handful of key donors, perhaps as few as six or seven in number. When this research series concludes, we’ll be able to see the exact breakdown. What does all this money buy Gahan4Life?

Following are a few random expenditures from 2015. The middle column to the right is Year to Date. Just look at all those mailer air strikes from Way Out West.

Well, there was at least ONE local recipient of the gravy. How much money does one vacuous fraud need, anyway?

Rebuttals are welcome and will be published unaltered — so don’t forget spellcheck. If you have supplementary information to offer about any of this, please let us know and we’ll update the page. The preceding was gleaned entirely from public records, with the addresses of “individuals” removed.

Next: The Jeff Gahan Money Machine, Part 6: GM Development, yet another economic development consultancy from afar.