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30 Days in the Campaign of a Developers' Minion

How the Construction Syndicate in Sarasota gets its chosen ones elected


It would be hard to find a clearer example of how county-wide ("at-large") voting works to move the political class farther from the people and closer to the moneyed special interests than one month in the fundraising of Dr. Joe Neunder.


Neunder, a Venice, Florida chiropractor, last year declared his candidacy for the District 4 Sarasota County Commission seat soon to be vacated by Alan Maio. The development community - that tight band of developers, builders, contractors, bankers, lawyers and Realtors -- couldn't have been more pleased. Hadn't his service on the Planning Commission proven him to be "compliant?"


Joe has received over $95,000 from the glad hands of the Neals, Bendersons, Boones, Jensens, Baileys, Gabberts, along with many of their wives, siblings, and assorted hangers on, who apparently believe the backbone of Sarasota is so fractured that only Dr. Neunder can fix it.


How does a candidate not blessed by this syndicate of self-enriching growth-mongers stand a chance in a county-wide election? Hence the need for single member district voting.


Just look at the developer dollars that poured in over one 30-day period, Sept. 1-30, 2021:



Candidate: Joseph Neunder

Office: County Commissioner, Dist. 4

Report Date: M9 (9/1/2021 - 9/30/2021)







Campaign Treasurer's Report – Itemized Contributions Sept. 2021


1

9/3/2021

Elizabeth S Neal 219 2ast Street West Bradenton, FL 34205

Individual

Real Estate

Check

$1,000.00


2

9/3/2021

Michael Neal 219 21st Street West Bradenton, FL 34205

Individual

Developer

Check

$1,000.00


3

9/3/2021

Trent Culleny Landscape Contac 7150 Clark Road Sarasota, FL 34241

Business

Landscaping

Check

$500.00


4

9/3/2021

John Cannon 6710 Professional Parkway Suite 100 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240

Individual

President, Homebuilding

Check

$500.00


5

9/3/2021

Distinctive Surfaces of Florid 8272 Vico Court Sarasota, FL 34240

Business

Kitchen remodeling

Check

$1,000.00


6

9/3/2021

Tempus Pro Services, LLC 7519 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 101 Sarasota, FL 34243

Business

Home automation and security

Check

$1,000.00


7

9/3/2021

GMG Drywall & Stucco, LLC 3210 34th Avenue East Bradenton, FL 34208

Business

Drywall and Stucco

Check

$1,000.00


8

9/3/2021

Mullett Brothers Inc 1177 Cattlemen Road Unit 102 Sarasota, FL 34232

Business

Landscaping

Check

$500.00


9

9/8/2021

Wilmington Land Company 5800 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34240

Business

Land Company

Check

$1,000.00


10

9/9/2021

Phillipa Cannon 6710 Professional Parkway Suite 100 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240

Individual

Vice President, Homebuilding

Check

$500.00


11

9/10/2021

Tommy Gregory ***Protected Voter***

Individual

Attorney

Chec

$250.00


12

9/13/2021

Gina Gina Medred Revocable Living T 5972 River Forest Circle Bradenton, FL 34203

Other

Trust

Check

$500.00


13

9/14/2021

Maria Gerber 1435 East Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34292

Individual

Attorney

Check

$1,000.00


14

9/17/2021

ABC Family, LLC Post Office Box 25334 Sarasota, FL 34277

Business

Property Management

Check

$1,000.00


15

9/17/2021

Nick Pachota Post Office Box 676 Venice, FL 34284

Individual

Restaurateur

Check

$500.00


16

9/17/2021

Zoom Around, LLC Post Office Box 5276 Sarasota, FL 34277

Business

Golf Cart Rental

Check

$1,000.00


17

9/17/2021

Zenith Realty Partners, LLC 7350 Point of Rocks Road Sarasota, FL 34242

Business

Real Estate

Check

$100.00


18

9/23/2021

Justin Taylor 208 VENICE PALMS BLVD Venice, FL 34292

Individual

Lawn & Hardware Retail Managem

Check

$100.00


19

9/23/2021

Kevin Cooper 2205 Gerry Road Sarasota, FL 34240

Individual

Non-Profit Executive

Check

$200.00


20

9/23/2021

Michael Sollitto 4251 Conrad Road Venice, FL 34293

Individual

COO - Nonprofit

Check

$100.00


21

9/23/2021

Jeanette Gates 448 Spadaro Drive Venice, FL 34285

Individual

Contractor

Check

$250.00


22

9/23/2021

Steven Gaeta 1060 Fox Creek Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

Individual

Physician

Check

$250.00


23

9/24/2021

Charles D Bailey Jr. 3290 Glenna Lane Sarasota, FL 34239

Individual

Attorney

Check

$200.00


24

9/24/2021

Forsberg Construction Inc. 645 Charlotte Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Business

Construction

Check

$1,000.00


25

9/24/2021

Harold D Rusbridge 14763 Drafthorse Lane Wellington, FL 33414

Individual

Retired

Check

$1,000.00


26

9/24/2021

Double J Okeechobee LLC 1958 Southwest 28th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974

Business

Real Estate

Check

$1,000.00


27

9/24/2021

Michael I Armstrong 4509 - 69th Street East Palmetto, FL 34221

Individual

Landscaping Services

Check

$1,000.00


28

9/24/2021

Eduardo A. Brodsky ***Protected Voter***

Individual

State Attorney

Check

$100.00


29

9/24/2021

Audra H Madrigal 2052 Southwest 28th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974

Individual

Real Estate

Check

$1,000.00


30

9/24/2021

Frank Patti 645 Back Nine Drive Venice, FL 34285

Individual

Check

$50.00


31

9/24/2021

Woodruff Leasing LLC Post Office Box 20908 Bradenton, FL 34204

Business

Real Estate

Check

$1,000.00


32

9/24/2021

GH Medical Consultants LLC 4666 Silent Creek Way Nokomis, FL 34275

Business

Medical Consultants

Check

$100.00


33

9/24/2021

Colin R Pember 4980 Baraldi Circle Unit 103 Sarasota, FL 34235

Individual

Check

$100.00


34

9/24/2021

Howell Vernon Long 1978 South Club Drive Wellington, FL 33414

Individual

Construction

Check

$1,000.00


35

9/24/2021

AM Engineering LLC 813 Ridge Lake Boulevard Memphis, TN 38120

Business

Engineering

Check

$1,000.00


36

9/24/2021

Frederic A Coffey III 395 Sugar Mill Drive Osprey, FL 34229

Individual

Insurance

Check

$225.00


37

9/24/2021

Jeremy J Rury 6225 Oram Street Dallas, TX 75214

Individual

Construction

Check

$1,000.00


38

9/24/2021

Windward Building Group, Inc. 650 2nd Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Business

Construction

Check

$1,000.00


39

9/24/2021

Hillary Potter 1891 Indian Creek Lane North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Individual

Nurse

Check

$1,000.00


40

9/24/2021

Theresa M Angley 601 Palamino Circle Nokomis, FL 34275

Individual

Retired

Check

$100.00


41

9/24/2021

Thomas A Stultz 192 King Palm Court Venice, FL 34292

Individual

Real Estate

Check


$200.00

42

9/24/2021

WWW Properties LLC Post Office Box 20908 Bradenton, FL 34204

Business

Real Estate

Check


$1,000.00

43

9/24/2021

Richard N Kenney 1129 Cielo Court North Venice, FL 34275

Individual

Retired

Check


$500.00

44

9/24/2021

Lorraine M Murphy 1268 11th Street, Unit 2204 Sarasota, FL 34236

Individual

Retired

Check


$1,000.00

45

9/24/2021

DEME Construction LLC 3301 Whitfield Avenue, Suite C Sarsota, FL 34243

Business

Construction

Check


$1,000.00

46

9/24/2021

John C Brill 550 Bowsprit Lane Longboat Key, FL 34228

Individual


Check


$100.00

47

9/24/2021

3 H Ranch, LLC 1958 Southwest 28th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974

Business

Agriculture

Check


$1,000.00

48

9/24/2021

Meghan E Whitten 9394 Wrangler Drive Lake Worth, FL 33467

Individual

CFO of Contracting Co.

Check


$1,000.00

49

9/24/2021

William W Merrill III 2033 Main Street, Suite 600 Sarasota, FL 34237

Individual

Attorney

Check


$1,000.00

50

9/24/2021

Andrew Peters 4055 Losillias Drive Sarasota, FL 34238

Individual

Financial Advisor

Check


$200.00

51

9/24/2021

Paul J Bispham 27400 Gopher Hill Road Myakka City, FL 34251

Individual

Agriculture

Check


$200.00

52

9/24/2021

Patricia R Armstrong 4509 - 69th Street East Palmetto, FL 34221

Individual

Landscape Designer

Check


$1,000.00

53

9/24/2021

Bruce Wendorf 1891 Indian Creek Drive North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Individual

Construction

Check


$1,000.00

54

9/24/2021

Ethan Hales 607 Southwest 28th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34974

Individual

Real Estate

Check


$1,000.00

55

9/24/2021

Pamela M Schierberg 1624 Liscourt Drive Venice, FL 34292

Individual


Check


$100.00

56

9/24/2021

Karen Merrill 2033 Main Street, Suite 600 Sarasota, FL 34237

Individual

Homemaker

Check


$1,000.00

57

9/24/2021

Mike Armstrong Landscaping, In 8475 69th Street East Palmetto, FL 34221

Business

Landscaper

Check


$1,000.00

58

9/24/2021

Hales Land & Cattle, LLC 1958 Southwest 28th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974

Business

Agriculture

Check


$1,000.00

59

9/24/2021

Woodruff & Sons, Inc. 6450 31st Street East Bradenton, FL 34203

Business

Contractors

Check


$1,000.00

60

9/24/2021

Alan Maio 1245 Hanoverian Circle Nokomis, FL 34275

Individual

Business Planner

Check


$250.00

61

9/24/2021

Tara Lynne Marsh 1807 Magnolia Street Sarasota, FL 34239

Individual

Homemaker

Check


$1,000.00

62

9/24/2021

L B & D Properties Post Office Box 10127 Bradenton, FL 34282

Business

Real Estate

Check


$1,000.00

63

9/24/2021

Mark H Smith 5562 Cape Aqua Drive Sarasota, FL 34242

Individual

Architect

Check


$250.00

64

9/24/2021

Nancy K Daniels 1102 Cielo Court North Venice, FL 34275

Individual

Retired

Check


$200.00

65

9/24/2021

Kurt Hoffman ***Protected Voter***

Individual

Law Enforcement

Check


$200.00

66

9/24/2021

Fox Lea Farm Inc. Post Office Box 400 Venice, FL 34284

Business

Horseback Riding Service

Check


$1,000.00

67

9/24/2021

Mattamy Homes West Villages, L 19503 South West Villages Parkway Venice, FL 34293

Business

Home Builder

Check


$1,000.00

68

9/24/2021

Josiah M Whitten 9394 Wrangler Drive Lake Worth, FL 33467

Individual

Construction

Check


$1,000.00

69

9/24/2021

W3 Leasing LLC Post Office Box 20908 Bradenton, FL 34204

Business

Real Estate Leasing

Check


$1,000.00

70

9/24/2021

Samantha L Medred 4822 Wild Dove Lane Sarasota, FL 34232

Individual

Real Estate

Check


$1,000.00

71

9/24/2021

Charlene J Neal Revocable Trus 1003 59th Street Northwest Bradenton, FL 34209

Other

Trust

Check


$1,000.00

72

9/24/2021

Mark A Esbeck 8977 Rocky Lake Court Sarasota, FL 34238

Individual

Direct Mail Marketer

Check


$200.00

73

9/27/2021

Frank Cassata 7507 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231

Individual

Real Estate

Check


$1,000.00

74

9/29/2021

Lori Moran 7596 Seth Raynor Place Sarasota, FL 34240

Individual

Teen Court Chief Operating Off

Check


$200.00

75

9/29/2021

Trans-United Development Corp. 1651 Whitfield Avenue, Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34243

Business

Real Estate Developer

Check


$1,000.00

76

9/29/2021

Land Experts, Inc. 1651 Whitfield Avenue, Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34243

Business

Real Estate Developer

Check


$1,000.00

77

9/29/2021

Medallion Home Gulf Coast, Inc 1651 Whitfield Avenue, Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34243

Business

Real Estate Developer

Check


$1,000.00

78

9/29/2021

Boone, Boone & Boone, P.A. 1001 Avenida Del Circo Venice, FL 34285

Business

Law Firm

Check


$500.00

79

9/29/2021

Florida Country 1103 Hays Street Tallahassee, FL 32301

Political Comm. (Federal or State)

Political Committee

Check


$200.00

80

9/29/2021

Annette M Boone 520 Venezia Parkway Venice, FL 34285

Individual

Attorney

Check


$200.00

81

9/29/2021

Colonial House 1001 Avenida Del Circo Venice, FL 34285

Business

Property Management

Check


$500.00

82

9/29/2021

Michael Moran Sr. 7596 Seth Raynor Place Sarasota, FL 34240

Individual

Insurance Counselor

Check


$200.00

83

9/29/2021

SMR Farms, LLC 14400 Covenant Way Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Business

Agriculture

Check


$1,000.00

84

9/29/2021

Jeffery A Boone 520 Venezia Parkway Venice, FL 34285

Individual

Attorney

Check


$200.00

85

9/29/2021

Schroeder Manatee Ranch, Inc. 14400 Covenant Way Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Business

Agriculture

Check


$1,000.00

86

9/30/2021

Sarasota Ellis Associates, LLC 7978 Cooper Creek Boulevard University Park, FL 34201

Business

Real Estate

Check

$1,000.00


87

9/30/2021

Anna Maria Associates L.P. 7978 Cooper Creek Boulevard University Park, FL 34201

Business

Real Estate

Check

$1,000.00


88

9/30/2021

Benderson Development Co., LLC 7978 Cooper Creek Boulevard University Park, FL 34201

Business

Real Estate Developer

Check

$1,000.00


89

9/30/2021

First Berkshire Business Trust 900 Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801

Other

Trust

Check

$1,000.00


90

9/30/2021

Bruce Fiedler 285 Martellago Drive N. Venice, FL 34275

Individual

Retired

Check

$250.00


91

9/30/2021

9395 CH, LLC 7978 Cooper Creek Boulevard University City, FL 34201

Business

Real Estate

Check

$1,000.00


Total Contributions for September, 2021: $61,775.

According to the Sarasota Supervisor of Elections, as of January 14, 2022, Neunder's war chest totals $105,225.

In the months to go before November 2022, should more money be needed, the doctor knows whom to call:




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