Candidates

Individuals and businesses donate to Osage chief candidates

As the finish line approaches in the 2014 Osage Nation General Election, the four remaining chief candidates have turned in their second campaign contribution reports to show their expenses, donations and personal money spent.

Candidates Margo Gray, running for principal chief, and Amanda Proctor, running for assistant principal chief, were late turning in their statements resulting in a $500 fine each. The deadline was March 25. This is the second fine for Proctor, who was late in turning in her first campaign reporting statement by two minutes and was fined $500, which she paid. Gray paid her fine on March 28, according to the ON election office. Proctor has yet to pay her second fine but she has until May 28. If she does not pay by that deadline she will be disqualified from the race.

Candidates running for ON elected office are required to submit two statements to the Election Office at least 15 business days prior to the election date and a second statement is due within 15 days after the election, according to the ON election rules. The statements must report all the candidate’s donations from individuals, corporations, LLCs or any business entity whether organized by state, tribal or federal charter. The statements must also report the candidate’s campaign expenditures from the beginning of the campaign up to the statement filing date. 

The candidate fines are part of stricter ON election rule (ONCR 13-04) passed by the Third ON Congress.

According to the second round of campaign contribution reports, the following was donated to the candidates:

Margo Gray

Self Donations: $2,865.74
Individual Donations: $5,917.00
Business Entity Donations: $3,180.27
Anonymous Donations: $40.00

Total Donations: $12,003.01

Top Business Donors of $500 or more:

·      Tiger Natural Gas Inc: $1,000
·      Cedar Chest: $779.27
·      G&H Pipe LLC: $500

Top Individual Donors of $300 or more:

·      Robert Weaver: $1,000
·      Julie O’Keefe: $800
·      Sherri Kinkaid: $400
·      John Red Eagle: $300

Geoffrey Standing Bear

Self Donations: $12,739.50
Individual Donations: $27,880
Business Entity Donations: $1,000
Anonymous Donations: 0

Total Donations: $41,619.50

Top Business Donors of $500 or more:

·      Osage Trading Company: $500
·      Highway 123 Smokeshop, LLC: $500

Top Individual Donors of $300 or more:

·      Joseph & Ann Abbott: $8,680
·      Mark Freeman Jr.: $5,000
·      Sheryl Decker: $3,500
·      Robert Wilson: $1,500
·      Tim Tall Chief: $1,000
·      Johnny Williams: $1,000
·      LeeAnn Ammons: $700
·      William Fletcher: $500
·      Brad Hilton: $500
·      David & Arleen Riggs: $500
·      Donald Bingham: $500
·      Mike McCoy: $500
·      Mary Ricketts: $400
·      Amy Tall Chief: $300

Amanda Proctor

Self Donations: $800
Individual Donations: $2,350
Business Entity Donations: $1,100
Anonymous Donations: 0

Total Donations: $4,250

Top Business Donors of $500 or more:

·      Shield Law Group: $1,100

Top Individual Donors of $300 or more:

·      Joseph Abbott: $500
·      William Fletcher: $500
·      LeeAnn Ammons: $500
·      Stanlee Ann Mattingly: $500

Raymond Red Corn

Self Donations: $5,100
Individual Donations: $8,500
Business Entity Donations: $50
Anonymous Donations: 0

Total Donations: $13,650

Top Individual Donors of $300 or more:

·      Mark Freeman Jr.: $5,000
·      Tim Tall Chief: $1,000
·      Diane Simpkins: $1,000
*     Jesse Pierce: $1,000