In campaign disclosure reports released this week, a few familiar names popped up on donation lists for some of Atlanta's mayoral candidates, including a $250 contribution from Frank Sinatra.
Not "Ol' Blue Eyes." This Frank Sinatra is an attorney in the New York offices of Holland & Knight, a law firm with an Atlanta branch where candidate Kasim Reed works. The attorney and the late entertainer are not related.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution looked at campaign disclosure forms the candidates submitted for money they raised and spent between April and June. Here are some of the more recognizable names who made contributions.
Candidate: Lisa Borders
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank: $500
Evelyn Lowery, civil rights activist and wife of Rev. Joseph Lowery: $500
David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General: $300
Jeffrey Salomone, deputy chief of surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital: $400
Candidate: Mary Norwood
Xernona Clayton Brady, creator of the Trumpet Awards and former assistant to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: $200
Thomas Hills, Georgia Chief Financial Officer: $100
Lillian Lewis, wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.): $100
Former Gov. Carl Sanders: $400
Walter Young, brother of former Mayor Andrew Young: $250
Candidate: Kasim Reed
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Marvin Arrington: $500
Former U.S. Sen. Al D'Amato (R-N.Y.): $2,400
Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke: $500
DeKalb County District Attorney General Gwen Keyes Fleming: $500
Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young: $100
Source: campaign disclosure forms.
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