Election Donors

According to finance watchdog group Texans for Public Justice, 87 donors gave more than $100,000 apiece to candidates in the 2004 election cycle.


Donor NameCityCompanyAmount
Bob & Doylene PerryHoustonPerry Homes$4,640,000
Antonio R. Sanchez*LaredoSanchez-O’Brien Oil & Gas$4,544,000
* Sanchez was repaying himself money he loaned his 2002 gubernatorial campaign.
Mr./Mrs. James LeiningerSan AntonioKinetic Concepts, Inc.$1,311,142
Robert C. McNairHoustonCogen Technologies/Houston Texans$669,792
T. Boone PickensDallasBP Capital$644,000
Harlan R. CrowDallasCrow Holdings$508,327
Richard W. WeekleyHoustonWeekley Properties$505,697
Lonnie A. ‘Bo’ PilgrimPittsburgPilgrim’s Pride Poultry$475,795
Mr./Mrs. Harold SimmonsDallasContran Corp.$466,750
Russell KelleyAustinPublic Strategies$433,008
Joseph D. JamailHoustonJamail & Kolius$420,000
Louis A. & Julie BeecherlDallasBeecherl Companies$400,335
Geoffrey RaynorFort WorthQ Funding, LP$395,000
George & Amanda RyanDallasRyan & Co. P.C.$371,368
Charles C. ButtSan AntonioH.E.B. Grocery$346,000
John Eddie WilliamsHoustonWilliams Bailey Law Firm$333,376
John M. O’QuinnHoustonO’Quinn Laminack & Pirtle$319,000
Mikal C. WattsCorpus ChristiWatts Law Firm, LLP$315,150
John L. & Barbara NauHoustonSilver Eagle Distributors$295,378
Gilbert T. AdamsBeaumontGilbert Adams Law Firm$276,390
James/Shirley DannenbaumHoustonDannenbaum Engineering$275,697
Edith Jones O’DonnellDallasO’Donnell Foundation$265,100
John Victor LattimoreMc KinneyLattimore Materials$263,050
Walter UmphreyBeaumontProvost & Umphrey Law Firm$254,990
David & Martha AlameelDallasJefferson Dental Clinics$248,350
Mr./Mrs. Michael StevensHoustonMichael Stevens Interests, Inc.$247,750
James D. PitcockHoustonWilliams Brothers Construction$242,500
Mr./Mrs. Albert HuddlestonDallasHyperion Resources, Inc.$228,500
William & Nancy McMinnHoustonSterling Group$223,500
Thomas Dan FriedkinHoustonFriedkin Companies, Inc.$221,500
Charles E. HurwitzHoustonMaxxam, Inc.$221,250
Charles W. & Judy TateSugarlandCapital Royalty LLC$217,647
James A. Elkins Jr.HoustonFirst City Bancorp$215,750
W. Mark & Becky LanierHoustonLanier Law Firm$211,880
William Fred HagansHoustonHagans Bobb & Burdine$197,250
Alice L. WaltonMineral WellsWal-Mart$196,000
Stevan HammondDallasMarketing Investors Corp.$196,000
Robert/Gordon JohnsonAustinJohnson & Johnson Law Firm$193,846
Bobby D. & Leona CoxFt. WorthBobby Cox Companies$189,700
Dian Graves Owen StaiAbileneOwen Healthcare, Inc.$188,250
Kent R. HanceAustinHance Scarborough Wright... $187,117
Kenny & Lisa TrouttDallasMt. Vernon Investments LLC$186,500
Barkley J. StuartDallasGlazer’s Wholesale$186,000
Ralph & Joy EllisIrvingBelmont Oil & Gas Corp.$181,500
Michael B. BoylanHoustonHouston Property Mgmt. Corp.$176,510
Ned S. HolmesHoustonParkway Investments$173,174
Donald HenleyDallas‘Eagles’ Rock Star$171,683
Charles J. WylyDallasRanger Capital$165,891
Robert & Terry RowlingIrvingTRT Holdings, Inc.$165,262
H. B. ‘Bartel’ ZachrySan AntonioZachry Construction Corp.$164,662
William A. & Wendy BootheDallasBoothe Eye Care & Laser Center$162,525
Allan PolunskySan AntonioPolunsky & Beitel$162,500
Woody & Gayle HuntEl PasoHunt Corp.$160,472
B.J. ‘Red’ McCombsSan AntonioRed McCombs Automotive Group$160,116
Mauricio R. CelisCorpus ChristiSelf-Employed attorney$160,000
James TresterPlanoRyan & Co.$158,618
Lowry & Peggy MaysSan AntonioClear Channel Entertainment$157,629
Kenneth P. BanksSchulenburgInternational Muffler Co.$157,000
Cary PattersonTexarkanaNix Patterson & Roach$154,530
Ray L. HuntDallasHunt Consolidated, Inc.$153,500
James L. HuffinesDallasHuffines Auto Dealerships$151,100
Mr./Mrs. Erle A. NyeDallasHunton & Williams Llp$150,850
Dan L. DuncanHoustonEnterprise Products Partners$141,750
Randall G. GossDallasU.S. Risk$141,500
Vance & ‘Tincy’ MillerDallasHenry S. Miller Companies$140,010
Robert D. McLaneTempleMcLane Company Inc.$136,895
Sam WylyDallasRanger Capital$135,652
Walter & Suzette NegleyHoustonWWN Corp./Texas Screw Products$130,800
Alan W. DreebenSchertzBlock Distrib./Republic Beverage$129,409
Don L. SparksMidlandDiscovery Operating$128,820
H. Ross PerotPlanoHillwood Development Group$124,074
Gerald RidgelyDallasRyan & Co.$123,696
Randy & Drucilla DeLayHoustonPPS Consult$123,500
Peter & Julianna HoltBlancoHolt Companies$119,014
Wayne ReaudBeaumontReaud Morgan & Quinn$118,180
Ben & Kathy StreusandWoodlandsHome Loan Corp.$115,601
Robert & Bettie GirlingAustinGirling Health Care$112,200
Pat MaloneySan AntonioLaw Offices Of Pat Maloney$112,060
F. Kenneth BaileyHoustonWilliams Bailey Law Firm$111,010
Vance Jay OwenCorpus ChristiSelf-Employed attorney$110,500
Robert J. SchlegelDallasPavestone Co.$109,325
George C. HixonSan AntonioHixon Properties$107,000
Glen Wayne MorganBeaumontReaud Morgan & Quinn$106,220
J. Robert & Sherry BrownEl PasoDesert Eagle Distributing Co.$104,315
Charles B. LawrenceHoustonKirby Corp.$103,401
David & Teresa DisiereSouthlakeDeep South Holding L.P.$102,115
H. Gary & Diane HeavinGatesvilleCurves International, Inc.$101,200
TOTAL: $28,804,404
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