State releases third quarter campaign finance disclosures during Franklin alderman election

State releases third quarter campaign finance disclosures during Franklin alderman election


The state of Tennessee has released financial disclosure reports for Franklin’s alderman election candidates for the third quarter.

Here are the account balances for each candidate’s campaign. Note that several candidates did not submit a third quarter report.

Beverly Burger, Ward One alderman: $23,399.45

Notable contributors: Committee to Elect Charles Sargent (Tennessee State Representative), $150; Reese Smith, president of Haury & Smith Contractors, $1,500.

“A lot of people have been donating to my campaign because they know any money I have left over, I’m going to be using for Trashercise, town halls and putting it back in my ward the next four years,” Burger said in an interview on Tuesday.

J. Edward Campbell, Ward One candidate: $3,444.73

Notable contributors: SouthStar LLC., a Franklin commercial and mixed-use developer, $250

Michael Phillips, Ward One candidate: $2,728.87

Dana McLendon, Ward Two alderman: $4,583.26

Notable contributors: Ken Moore for Mayor, $500; Wesley Patterson, a Franklin-based home-builder, $1,000.

Mike Vaughn, Ward Two candidate: $3,682.19

Notable contributors: Charles Sargent, Tennessee state representative, $150

Michael Skinner, Ward Three alderman:  $2,587.22

Notable contributors: Diverse Disposal Service, $500; J. Roderick Heller, Harpeth Square developer, $250.

Scott Speedy, Ward Three candidate: $9,110.82

Notable contributors: Franklin Firefighters Association, $1,000; Michael and Shelley Moeller, Harpeth True Value owners, $1,000; Committee to Elect Charles Sargent, $150

Margaret Martin, Ward Four alderman: $5,880.06

Notable contributors: Ernie Bacon, Franklin Tomorrow and Downtown Neighborhood Association founder, $300; Ken Moore for Mayor, $500; Timothy Downey, developer with Southern Land Company, $1,000.

Elizabeth Downing Wanczak, Ward Four candidate: $1,313.06

Reports can be found in full at

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