Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson tops all non-partisan candidates in last decade in contributions with $444,591.87

Councilwoman Pat Northey second with $355,850.05

Sheriff Ben Johnson tops Volusia County in campaign contributions / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- No candidate running in non-partisan campaigns in Volusia County in the past decade, including this election cycle, has amassed more financial contributions than Sheriff Ben Johnson with $444,591.87.

Johnson last ran in 2012, when he easily won.

Second is district 5 term-limited County Councilwoman Patricia Northey with $355,850.05, who is running in this election for the at-large seat on the council against incumbent Joyce Cusack.

Here are the rankings:

1. Ben Johnson: $444,591.87

2. Patricia Northey: $355,850.05

3. Carl Persis: $317,412.52

4. Andy Kelly: $242,713.64

5. Joshua Wagner: $200,459.50;

6. Ted Doran: $195,976.00;

7. Adam Warren: $160,070.35

8. Pat Patterson: $155,746.90;

9. Joyce Cusack: $148,139.11;

10. Ann McFall: $139,744.67;

11. Deb Denys: $132,552.12;

12. Peter McGlashan: $126,584.14;

13. Morgan Gilreath: $112,504.55;

14. Stan Schmidt: $101,955.19; 12. Christopher Kelly: $91,339.05;

15. Doug Daniels: $90,376.46;

16. Jack Hayman: $89,974.63; 15. Steve deLaroche: $86,441.00

17. Frank Bruno: $86,330.56;

18. Al Williams: $84,907.04;

19. Diane Matousek: $79,510.48

20. Margie Patchett: $71,771.07;

21. Joie Alexander: $68,350.00;

22. Dustin Havens: $65,050.00;

23. Ida Duncan-Wright: $64,430.69;
District 2 School Board, 2013 special election, winner.
 
24. Rich Gailey: $63,237.92;

25. Rob Sanders: $58,819.72

26. Fred Lowry, Jr: $53,399.40;

27. Webster Barnaby: $53,079.90;

At-large County Council, 2014 primary; finished last among three candidates.
 

28. Bryan Feigenbaum: $48,019.20

29. Jim Hathaway: $48,055.80;

30. Angela Dempsey: $48,050.00;

31. Steven Henderson: $47,725.00;

32. Mary Jane Henderson: $44,486.67

33. Michael McDermott: $43,506.20

34: Justin Kennedy: $40,539.00;

35. Judy Conte: $38,594.51

36. Christine Sanders: $38,653.48;

37. John Hill: $37,264.78

38. Dawn Fields: $37,080.82

39: Don Sarro: $36,533.49;

40. Diane Smith: $32,023.60;

41. Kameel "Ken" Ali: $32,340.74;

42. Wendell Bradford: $29,873.33 Lost 2012 election for Sheriff.

43. George Trovato: $28,198.71;

44. Linda Cuthbert: $27,793.31;

45. Linda Costello: $26,916.67

46. Teresa Apgar: $25,554.90

47. Belle Schumann: $25,400.00

48. Judith Davidson: $25,000.00

49. Catherine Williams: $21,330.00; District 2 School Board, 2013 special election, lost.

50. Ellen Darden: $21,014.00

51. Jeff Allebach: $18,366.42

52. Steven Burk: $16,136.95

53. Alan Holt: $15,107.70

54. Jay Young: $15,056.86

55. Damien Richards: $15,034.09

56. Anne Marie Wrenn: $15,000.00 Withdrew before 2012 primary for clerk of the court.

57. Jason Davis: $14,155.54;

58. Missy Kelly: $13,455.89;

59. Dennis Mulder: $12,107.92

60. Beaulah Blanks: $11,795.87;

61. Tony Sixma: $11,618.28

62. David Foxman: $11,500.00;

63. Ronnie Mills: $10,858.50;

64. Shannon McLeish: $10,325.50

65. Teresa Valdes: $9,012.41; District 2 School Board, 2013 special election, finished last among 3 candidates in primary.

66. Melody Johnson; $7,465.00;

67. Phil Giorno: $7,311.09;

68. Shirley Green: $5,640.00.

Minimum of $5,000 to make this list.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is being updated and the rankings could change after the top 10 as more candidates are added.

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