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It's Official: They ARE Spending Your Rate Dollars to Lie to You

Excerpts from Citizens Against the Government Takeover's C&E report reveal the obvious, as if it's any sort of surprise.
From the campaign and expenditure reports for Citizens Against the Government Takeover (which if there was truth in advertising should be called Senior Executives of PGE and PacifiCorp Against Community Ownership).

Here are the totals:
$513,531 cash contributions
$247,084 in-kind
$760,615 total contributions

$501,769 cash expenditures
$247,084 in-kind
$748,853 total expenditures

$11,761 ending cash balance

Here is a breakdown of contributions(cash & in-kind):
$552,072 PacifiCorp
$195,012 PGE
$1,000 James Fell - attorney
$1,000 Henry Hewitt - attorney
$1,000 Katherine McDowell - attorney
$500 Gregory Mowe - attorney
$500 James Van Nostrand - attorney
$500 Marcus Wood - attorney
$400 Robert G. Kallen - retired
$250 Melvin Mark - CEO, Melvin Mark Companies
$250 Matt Chapman - Cantrisoft
$250 Christopher Heuer - lawyer
$250 Charles Lewis III - lawyer
$250 Tom Wood - attorney
$250 Joan Snyder - attorney
$250 Ashford Pacific
$250 Stephen Hawke - Vice President, PGE
$250 Alan Blank - attorney
$250 Gun Denhart - chairman, clothing industry
$250 Andrew Gardner - attorney
$250 Richard Josephson - attorney
$250 Dennis Leybold - attorney
$250 Andrew Macritchie - Vice President, PacifiCorp
$250 Fred Miller - Executive Vice President, PGE
$250 Northwest Natural Gas
$250 Pamela Lesh - attorney
$250 Bernie Bottomly - attorney
$250 Ronald Grossman - lawyer
$250 Charles Hinkle - lawyer
$250 Margaret Kirkpatrick - attorney
$250 Michael Pittman - Senior Vice President, PacifiCorp
$250 A. Richard Walje - Executive, PacifiCorp
$200 James Piro - PGE
$200 Stephen Quennoz - PGE
$150 Vistoria MacPherson - attorney
$100 Deane Funk
$100 Precision Castparts
$100 Patrick Cox - CEO, Qsent
$100 Richard Reiten - Exectuive, NW Natural
$50 Robert Manicke - attorney
$50 Samuel Panarella - lawyer
$25 Mark Starrett - rate analyst

The in-kind donations show items like printing, voter's pamphlet statements, etc. One of the more interesting items is labeled "Employee time".

$70,352 - in-kind PacifiCorp "employee time" contribution
$52,010 - in-kind PGE "employee time" contribution

Employee time is being spent on political campaigning. At least that's what it says in the C&E reports.

Here is a breakdown of expenditures:
$213,425 - Gard & Gerber
$2,800 - Multnomah County (voter's pamphlet statements)

homepage: homepage: http://www.100000votes.com/

See this as an Opportunity 11.Oct.2003 15:04

Devil's Adversary

This is an opportunity. Take advantage. Every charitable organization in Multnomah County needs to get in touch with Pacificorp Foundation and with PGE and extract as much money from them as possible before election day. These companies are really worried about the election and they're dying for any PR even though it's a bit late in the game at this point.

The "Contributing" Attorneys are All Paid by the Utilities 16.Oct.2003 01:34

Dan Meek oppc@oppc.net

Christopher Heuer - lawyer -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Charles S. Lewis, III - lawyer -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Tom Wood - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Robert Manicke - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Samuel Panarella - lawyer -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Joan P. Snyder - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Alan R. Blank - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
James Fell - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Andrew Gardner - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Henry Hewitt - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Pamela Jacklin - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Richard C. Josephson - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Dennis Leybold - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Pamela Lesh - attorney <====PGE executive
Deane Funk - attorney <====PGE employee
Ronald Grossman - lawyer <==== -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Charles Hinkle - lawyer -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Margaret Kirkpatrick - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Victoria MacPherson - attorney -- MILLER, NASH -- WORKS FOR PGE
Katherine McDowell - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Gregory Mowe - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
James Van Nostrand - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L
Marcus Wood - attorney -- STOEL, RIVES -- WORKS FOR PP&L

http://www.oppc.net
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