By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer
A preliminary analysis of incumbent Republican 20th District State Representative Steven Smyk’s 2013 -2015 campaign finance reports reveals that his campaign largely runs on money from various special interest donors including PACs, lobbyists, lawyers, corporations and financial institutions.
Here is just a partial list of major contributors to his campaign committee, “Friends of Steve Smyk” (Patrick C. Miller, Treasurer):
Advanced Computer Technologies,All American Settlement Group LLC, Altria Client Services, LLC (formerly Phillip Morris), Anheuser Busch Companies, Artesian Water Co, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP, BHM Insurance Services & Government Relations, Inc.; BJ United ADF, Castle PAC, CHIRO PAC, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP, Civic Affairs Construction Council, Colonial East, L.P., Correctional Officers Assn. Of Delaware PAC, Cozen O’Connor First State PAC,
Delaware Association of Realtors DEL-PAC, Delaware Auto & Truck Dealers Association – ACTION, Delaware Bankers Association, DELBANK, Delaware Capitol Police, FOP Lodge #11, Delaware Chiropractic Society – PAC, Delaware Foundation For Legislative Action, DEL PAC, DELBANKPAC, Delaware Park Management Co., LLC, Delaware Police Chiefs Council Enhancing Police Services, DSFDA PAC, Delaware Standardbred Owners Association, Inc.; Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Dennis McGlynn – Dover Downs, DENPAC, First State First PAC, First State Manufactured Housing, F.O.P. State PAC Fund,
Harrington Raceway,Inc.; Hammers & Nails Club, Health Executives Action League, Lachall Lee LLP, LawPac of Delaware, Laird Stabler & Associates LLC, Melvin L. Joseph Construction Co., Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation, M. S. Lally & Associates, National Communications, Inc.; Non-Partisan Citizens For Business Expansion, NRA Political Victory Fund,
Optometry Eye PAC, Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze, PA; Pilots Assn for Bay & River DE, Responsible Delaware PAC, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, Robert W Tunnell III, RS Jameson Consulting LLC, Saul Ewing, The Dental Group, The PAC. Retail Council, Tidewater Utilities, Inc.; Troopers PAC (TROOPAC), United Distributors of Delaware, Verizon Delaware, Verizon Communications Inc. Good Government Club-DE, WSFS Financial Corporation PAC, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP Political Action Committee, Inc.
Detailed campaign finance reports for all Delaware candidates are available online at elections.delaware.gov.