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The biggest political donors

Herald investigation reveals Southwest Colorado’s top 15
CLIFF VANCURA/Durango Herald
Top political donors in S.W. Colorado

The top 15 political donors from 2005 through May 2012 in Southwest Colorado, according to the Federal Election Commission. Included are names, party leaning, hometown, occupation and aggregate amount given in this region in that period.
1. Robert and Margaret Gaddis, Republican, Mancos, retired ranchers. $69,551
2. Donald Novak, Democrat, Durango, consultant with The Exetor Group. $64,903
3. Susan and Robert Dulin. Republican, Bayfield, retired. $55,000
4. Nicole and Spencer Smith. Lean heavily Republican, Dolores. Nicole owns Big O Tires Incorporated; Spencer is CEO of Smith Group. $45,700
5. D.E. McGill, Democrat, Bayfield, retired. $42,372.50
6. Joyce Humiston. Mixed affiliation, Mancos, owner of C&G Management. $29,000
7. Carol Fisher. Republican, Pagosa Springs, retired. $29,000
8. Chris Isensee. Democrat, Durango, retired. $25,849.50
9. Thomas Shipps, Democrat, Durango, attorney. $24,631
10. Lois and Richard Carpenter, Democrat, Bayfield, retired. $24,157
11. Constance and William Webbe, Republican, Durango, retired. $23,223.26
12. Ruth Ann West, Democrat, Durango, self-employed investor and volunteer at Durango Food Bank. $22,550
13. Lt. Col. J. Richard Loucks, Republican, Mancos, president C&G Healthcare management. $22,870
14. Rita, Monica and Terry Gorsuch, Republican, Dolores. Rita is a homemaker; Monica is Mesa Indian Trading manager; and Terry is management and contractor for Triad Western. $21,760
15. Don and Sandra Mapel, Republican, Durango. Don is president of Durango Coca-Cola; Sandra is a homemaker. $21,200
Also of note:
16. Southern Ute Tribe, Democrat, Ignacio. $21,100, 2007-10

The biggest political donors

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