No honor among CCDFers? Did Terry Clark lie about Rick Nolte "using" James Dunn?
Clark said Nolte is "also using" convicted criminal, church-cheating, 6 PPP loan-campaign consultant James Dunn. Yet, there's no record of Nolte paying Dunn or taking an in-kind contribution. Hmmm.
For my state and national readers, this may get a bit local. However, the Malicious Crazy of this Polk School Board race is a national phenomenon. It’s designed to take away your shared public and community spaces — like public education — and dominate you with them in your own communities.
We have a Malicious Crazy slate of School Board challengers here in Polk County — Terry Clark, Jill Sessions, and Rick Nolte. They are both gross and entertaining.
Whatever the voting outcome of their August election — and I feel pretty good about it — the good, normal people of Polk County have already largely taken back our space from these hateful, criminal-hiring “insurgent” candidates and what they represent. Revelations about their grifting criminal campaign consultant have largely knocked them back on their heels, reducing their ability to hog space even if they luck into winning somehow.
More to come later on the importance of taking back and defending civic space as insurance against nasty, destructive people. But this short article might be worth paying attention to now.
Read this email from candidate Terry Clark to his “supporters” sent July 8. Note especially the last three sentences.
If that’s true, why don’t Rick Nolte’s campaign finance records show any expenditure to or in-kind donation from the illustrious Dunn, who is a convicted criminal and church-cheating fraud recruited by the so-called County Citizens Defending Freedom (CCDF) for its unofficial slate of preferred candidates.
When I first reported about Dunn the criminal on June 29th, I noted that Jill Sessions reported paying Dunn $7,500 and Clark $750 (more on the disparity in a second); but I couldn’t find any record of Rick Nolte paying Dunn. So I did not include him.
But Dunn had posted pictures of Nolte taking part in a June 24th “meet and greet” that Dunn apparently organized for Sessions, Clark, and Nolte, who is the dude in the yellow and black plaid shirt.
Dunn is managing the campaigns of Terry Clark, Rick Nolte and Jill Sessions.
Terry Clark’s email reiterated on July 8: “Jill Sessions and Rick Nolte are using [Dunn] too.”
Nolte never questioned the reporting or Terry Clark in public; so I just assumed the Dunn expenditure hadn’t show up yet in his campaign reporting for some reason.
But it still hasn’t shown up. By my count, Nolte has spent a combined $10,400 on a campaign golf tournament and shirts — roughly $5,200 each. That’s a lot of shirts.
But there’s nothing indicating a payment to Dunn.
And Nolte, like CCDF leaders Steve Maxwell and Hannah Peterson, continues to refuse to answer my questions about Dunn, which I send via email.
So my next question to Nolte and Clark will be: Was Terry Clark lying when he told his supporters that Nolte is using Dunn too? Has Nolte truly paid for and received zero services from Dunn? And why isn’t Nolte shouting that right now?
Terry Clark and Jill Sessions now both report paying criminal church cheater Dunn $7500. What are they getting for it?
In my first report on Dunn, I noted that Terry Clark paid $750 to James Dunn, his “hard worker, hands on manager,” while Jill Sessions paid $7,500. A subsequent payment has appeared in Clark’s records. Now they’ve both paid the church-cheating criminal Dunn $7,500.
What are they getting for that combined $15,000 of their donors’ sucker money?
Well, Terry Clark says 20,000 texts and 10,000 robocalls in his email. Jill Sessions won’t seem to say anything.
And maybe her quiet makes sense, considering that her reasonable, normal, incumbent opponent Lisa Miller has been the victim of illegal, anonymous campaign texts that invent silly lies about her.
Miller has reported these texts to the State Attorney’s Office. Perhaps we’ll have that mystery solved soon, along with the mystery of Terry Clark’s remarks about Nolte.