Mike Bodker’s been busy. No, it’s not the vague ethics charge taking up his time. The Johns Creek mayor has been raising some serious campaign cash for his re-election campaign this fall. Mr. Bodker’s already held fundraising events in the city and even hosted one at the Commerce Club in downtown Atlanta. He’s raised well over $50,000 as of June 30th.
Mr. Bodker’s one of only three candidates in all of north Fulton that’s even begun bringing in contributions. It’s an early attempt to build a warchest. Perhaps it’s a sign of vulnerability or just the realization that he’ll face a competitor. But in Bodker’s case, it circles around to that ethics charge. According to public filings his campaign has spent $2,600 with the Alpharetta lawfirm Briskin, Cross & Sanford. It’s unusual for a local candidate to spend this much with an attorney.
Sandy Springs mayoral candidate Rusty Paul has raised $63,000 since just April. He’s the hand-picked successor to Eva Galambos and has deep political and lobbying connections.
Roswell mayor Jere Wood and Joe Lockwood from Milton both face re-election this year. Neither has begun raising funds as of June 30.