Who is Mark Homer's mystery doner? Ve...

Who is Mark Homer's mystery doner? Very interesting

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Outside of the box

Paris, TX

#1 Sep 25, 2008
I have for weeks been asking everyone for accomplishments from Mark Homer.
I found this information to be very informing.
He topped the list. Way to go Homey!!
150,000
IV. Top Mystery Donors
Many lawmakers failed to identify the occupation and employer of donors who gave them five-figure contributions. Indeed, 23 legislators flunked disclosure on one or more contributions of $10,000 or more.
Top Mystery Donors
Amount Unidentified Donor City The Scoop Recipient
$150,000 Molly & Frank Homer Paris Retired Sonic restaurant franchiser Mark Homer
$50,000 Bob Perry◊ Houston Perry Homes owner Elizabeth Jones
$50,000 T. Boone Pickens◊ Dallas CEO BP Capital; corporate raider Tom Craddick
$25,000 Maurico R. Celis Corpus Christi Owen & Associates attorney *Abel Herrero
$25,000 Peter M Holt Blanco Holt (tractor) Co.; SA Spurs owner Elizabeth Jones
$25,000 Wayne Reaud† Beaumont Reaud Morgan & Quinn attorney *Judith Zaffirini
$25,000 Walter Umphrey†◊ Beaumont Provost & Umphrey attorney Judith Zaffirini
$25,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Tom Craddick
$25,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Craig Estes
$25,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Todd Staples
$25,000 John Eddie Williams†◊ Houston Williams Bailey Law Firm attorney Judith Zaffirini
$15,000 Hon. Dolph Briscoe† Uvalde Ex-governor; Briscoe Ranch owner Tracy King
$15,000 Bob Perry◊ Houston Perry Homes owner Elvira Reyna
$15,000 Charlotte Rhodes Dripping Spgs Wife of ex-Rep. Alec Rhodes *Patrick Rose
$15,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Jim Keffer
$12,500 Bennett Joe Glazer Dallas Glazer's Wholesale Beverage CEO Tom Craddick
$12,500 Barkley J. Stuart◊ Dallas Glazer's Wholesale Beverage COO Tom Craddick
$10,000 David Alameel†◊ Dallas Jefferson Dental Clinic Roberto Alonzo
$10,000 David Alameel†◊ Dallas Jefferson Dental Clinic Yvonne Davis
$10,000 Bobby D. Cox◊ Fort Worth Bobby Cox Co.[fast-food franchises] Tom Craddick
$10,000 Eleanor Crook San Marcos Widow of LBJ’s VISTA director Patrick Rose
$10,000 J.H. Duplissey† Beaumont Owns Conex Int’l [construction] Corp. Allan B. Ritter
$10,000 Herbert Graham† Odessa Graham Bros.[nightclubs] owner *John Whitmire
$10,000 Frank Hegar Hockley Hegar Brothers rice farm Glenn Hegar
$10,000 Don Henley◊ Woodland Hills Ex-member of the Eagles rock band Kevin Eltife
$10,000 Albert Huddleston◊ Dallas Hyperion Resources executive Kevin Eltife
$10,000 Maria Loya† El Paso Owns Fred Loya Insurance Paul Moreno
$10,000 Joe LaMantia, Jr.† McAllen L&F [beer] Distributors owner Juan Hinojosa
$10,000 Charles McMahen Schulenburg Retired Compass Bank executive Tom Craddick
$10,000 Robert J. Peltier† Tyler Peltier Enterprises car dealer Kevin Eltife
$10,000 Bob Perry†◊ Houston Perry Homes owner Robert R. Allen
$10,000 Bob Perry† Houston Perry Homes owner Eddie Lucio
$10,000 Bob Perry†◊ Houston Perry Homes owner Sylvester Turner
$10,000 Bob Perry†◊ Houston Perry Homes owner John Whitmire
$10,000 Dian Graves Stai◊ Abilene Ex-Chair Owen Healthcare Elizabeth Jones
$10,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Kim Brimer
$10,000 David Williams† Colleyville Ex-Colleyville sheriff? Kim Brimer
*Lawmaker received more than one poorly identified donation of at least $10,000 from this donor.
†Lawmaker left the occupation and employer fields blank for this contribution.
◊Ranked among the top 50 individual donors to Texas candidates and PACs in 2004.
Rep. Mark Homer (D-Paris) claimed the largest mystery donation despite knowing the donors as well as his own parents. Molly and Frank Homer, a retired Sonic restaurant franchiser, gave $150,000 to their son’s campaign. The campaign reported the elder Homers’ employer as “retired,” leaving the occupation blank.
Democrat

Paris, TX

#2 Sep 25, 2008
Outside of the box wrote:
I have for weeks been asking everyone for accomplishments from Mark Homer.
I found this information to be very informing.
He topped the list. Way to go Homey!!
150,000
IV. Top Mystery Donors
Many lawmakers failed to identify the occupation and employer of donors who gave them five-figure contributions. Indeed, 23 legislators flunked disclosure on one or more contributions of $10,000 or more.
Top Mystery Donors
Amount Unidentified Donor City The Scoop Recipient
$150,000 Molly & Frank Homer Paris Retired Sonic restaurant franchiser Mark Homer
$50,000 Bob Perry◊ Houston Perry Homes owner Elizabeth Jones
$50,000 T. Boone Pickens◊ Dallas CEO BP Capital; corporate raider Tom Craddick
$25,000 Maurico R. Celis Corpus Christi Owen & Associates attorney *Abel Herrero
$25,000 Peter M Holt Blanco Holt (tractor) Co.; SA Spurs owner Elizabeth Jones
$25,000 Wayne Reaud† Beaumont Reaud Morgan & Quinn attorney *Judith Zaffirini
$25,000 Walter Umphrey†◊ Beaumont Provost & Umphrey attorney Judith Zaffirini
$25,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Tom Craddick
$25,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Craig Estes
$25,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Todd Staples
$25,000 John Eddie Williams†◊ Houston Williams Bailey Law Firm attorney Judith Zaffirini
$15,000 Hon. Dolph Briscoe† Uvalde Ex-governor; Briscoe Ranch owner Tracy King
$15,000 Bob Perry◊ Houston Perry Homes owner Elvira Reyna
$15,000 Charlotte Rhodes Dripping Spgs Wife of ex-Rep. Alec Rhodes *Patrick Rose
$15,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Jim Keffer
$12,500 Bennett Joe Glazer Dallas Glazer's Wholesale Beverage CEO Tom Craddick
$12,500 Barkley J. Stuart◊ Dallas Glazer's Wholesale Beverage COO Tom Craddick
$10,000 David Alameel†◊ Dallas Jefferson Dental Clinic Roberto Alonzo
$10,000 David Alameel†◊ Dallas Jefferson Dental Clinic Yvonne Davis
$10,000 Bobby D. Cox◊ Fort Worth Bobby Cox Co.[fast-food franchises] Tom Craddick
$10,000 Eleanor Crook San Marcos Widow of LBJ’s VISTA director Patrick Rose
$10,000 J.H. Duplissey† Beaumont Owns Conex Int’l [construction] Corp. Allan B. Ritter
$10,000 Herbert Graham† Odessa Graham Bros.[nightclubs] owner *John Whitmire
$10,000 Frank Hegar Hockley Hegar Brothers rice farm Glenn Hegar
$10,000 Don Henley◊ Woodland Hills Ex-member of the Eagles rock band Kevin Eltife
$10,000 Albert Huddleston◊ Dallas Hyperion Resources executive Kevin Eltife
$10,000 Maria Loya† El Paso Owns Fred Loya Insurance Paul Moreno
$10,000 Joe LaMantia, Jr.† McAllen L&F [beer] Distributors owner Juan Hinojosa
$10,000 Charles McMahen Schulenburg Retired Compass Bank executive Tom Craddick
$10,000 Robert J. Peltier† Tyler Peltier Enterprises car dealer Kevin Eltife
$10,000 Bob Perry†◊ Houston Perry Homes owner Robert R. Allen
$10,000 Bob Perry† Houston Perry Homes owner Eddie Lucio
$10,000 Bob Perry†◊ Houston Perry Homes owner Sylvester Turner
$10,000 Bob Perry†◊ Houston Perry Homes owner John Whitmire
$10,000 Dian Graves Stai◊ Abilene Ex-Chair Owen Healthcare Elizabeth Jones
$10,000 Alice L. Walton◊ Mineral Wells Wal-Mart heiress Kim Brimer
$10,000 David Williams† Colleyville Ex-Colleyville sheriff? Kim Brimer
*Lawmaker received more than one poorly identified donation of at least $10,000 from this donor.
†Lawmaker left the occupation and employer fields blank for this contribution.
◊Ranked among the top 50 individual donors to Texas candidates and PACs in 2004.
Rep. Mark Homer (D-Paris) claimed the largest mystery donation despite knowing the donors as well as his own parents. Molly and Frank Homer, a retired Sonic restaurant franchiser, gave $150,000 to their son’s campaign. The campaign reported the elder Homers’ employer as “retired,” leaving the occupation blank.
And your point is?
Outside of the box

Paris, TX

#3 Sep 25, 2008
Democrat wrote:
<quoted text>
And your point is?
Not trying to make a point. Public information being passed along. Just found it interesting.
Democrat

Paris, TX

#4 Sep 25, 2008
Oh, okay. Thanks. How did you feel about the public information being passed along about the district judge candidate? Not trying to be argumentative. Just curious.
Outside of the box

Paris, TX

#5 Sep 25, 2008
Democrat wrote:
Oh, okay. Thanks. How did you feel about the public information being passed along about the district judge candidate? Not trying to be argumentative. Just curious.
I think it's great. We as voters deserve to know who and what we are voting for. I think if a Judge candidate thought that something that serious would never get out, he is too naive to be a Judge. If he knew it would, then he must have thought it wasnt a big deal. Only the voters can decide if its a big deal or not. I am only interested in facts. Not rumors or slander or lies. I saw that info on Homer as fact as it was on a credible website. When someone takes a high profile public job, he should expect to be looked at.
Old Guy

Paris, TX

#6 Sep 25, 2008
Why is Mark's listed as a "Mystery Donor"? Not a mystery to me. I know them all and they are great people.
Gone too

Texarkana, TX

#7 Sep 25, 2008
Democrat wrote:
<quoted text>
And your point is?
I saw the point very clearly. Why can't you see it?
Democrat

Paris, TX

#8 Sep 25, 2008
Outside of the box wrote:
<quoted text> I think it's great. We as voters deserve to know who and what we are voting for. I think if a Judge candidate thought that something that serious would never get out, he is too naive to be a Judge. If he knew it would, then he must have thought it wasnt a big deal. Only the voters can decide if its a big deal or not. I am only interested in facts. Not rumors or slander or lies. I saw that info on Homer as fact as it was on a credible website. When someone takes a high profile public job, he should expect to be looked at.
Thank you. A very reasonable answer. Wish we could all stick to facts.
Just Curious

Paris, TX

#9 Sep 25, 2008
If they are mystery donors, how did anybody get their names to post here?
Outside of the box

Paris, TX

#10 Sep 25, 2008
Old Guy wrote:
Why is Mark's listed as a "Mystery Donor"? Not a mystery to me. I know them all and they are great people.
The doner was classified as unidentified. To view the website goto www.tpj.org/reports/disclosure/mystery.html
sure

North Richland Hills, TX

#11 Sep 26, 2008
Who is it that would call Molly and Frank Homer "mystery" and "unidentified" donors to Mark Homer's campaign?
Flea

United States

#12 Sep 26, 2008
Interesting that his parents were the only local people in the donation list.
rosie

Ferris, TX

#13 Sep 26, 2008
Flea wrote:
Interesting that his parents were the only local people in the donation list.
Very interesting also how MANY were from out of district people. Who is he going to be helping out?
Duh

Paris, TX

#14 Sep 26, 2008
Mark Homer only received the one donation at the top from his parents. The rest of the donations went to others. Look at the name at the end of each line. That is who the donation went to. You will see Eltife, Craddick, Estes and others.

“Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!”

Since: Aug 08

Mccoy, CO

#15 Sep 26, 2008
Duh wrote:
Mark Homer only received the one donation at the top from his parents. The rest of the donations went to others. Look at the name at the end of each line. That is who the donation went to. You will see Eltife, Craddick, Estes and others.
Thanks for making the point that Homer didn't get all the donations listed. Seems the one who started this wanted it to look as if he got all the donations listed. That was the "point".

“Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!”

Since: Aug 08

Mccoy, CO

#16 Sep 26, 2008
Outside of the box wrote:
The campaign reported the elder Homers’ employer as “retired,” leaving the occupation blank.
If you are retired, doesn't that mean you have NO job?
Duh

Paris, TX

#17 Sep 26, 2008
Mystic Flyer wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for making the point that Homer didn't get all the donations listed. Seems the one who started this wanted it to look as if he got all the donations listed. That was the "point".
I saw where this discussion was headed and wanted to get things straight before more accusations and innuendos were made.
Old Guy

Paris, TX

#18 Sep 26, 2008
Mystic Flyer wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for making the point that Homer didn't get all the donations listed. Seems the one who started this wanted it to look as if he got all the donations listed. That was the "point".
I'm a Republican and I did not take it that way. I just looked at them all and figured it out.
RY COODER

Paris, TX

#19 Sep 27, 2008
I see Don Henley of the Eagles is a Contributor. Do you think you could get their autographs for me on an old album if I come by and make a contribution. Please respond will be by next week.
I will still vote for you either way.

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