Bush 2004 Campaign’s First Texas Pioneers 2000 Pioneer Status? Occupation City Employer Pioneer Teresa Amend WorkplaceUSA Executive Dallas Hushang Ansary Parman Capital Group Chair Houston Lee Bass Bass Family Enterprises President Fort Worth P Louis A. Beecherl, Jr. Beecherl Holdings Owner Dallas P Dennis R. Berman Denitech Corp. CEO & President Irving P Robert G. Davis USAA Chair a CEO San Antonio Paul Dickerson Haynes Er Boone Attorney Houston Kent R. Hance Hance Scarborough Wright Lobbyist Austin PBill G. Hartley Southside Bancshares Chair Ef CEO Tyler Gaylord Hughey, Jr. Self-employed Lobbyist Tyler P Thomas L. Johnson Assoc. Gen’l Contractors Executive Director Austin P Richard R. Kilgust PriceWaterhouseCoopers Accountant Dallas Jeff B. Love Locke Liddell a Sapp Attorney Houston P Thomas Marinis, Jr. Vinson Er Elkins Attorney Houston P Drayton McLane, Jr. McLane Group Chair Temple PPrather Merritt, Jr. Merritt Tool Owner Kilgore PFred Meyer Aladdin Industries LLC Chair Dallas PCharles B. Moncrief Moncrief Oil Owner Fort Worth Philip Montgomery III P.O.’B Montgomery Er Co. President Dallas P A. Maurice Myers Waste Management, Inc. CEO Houston Erie A. Nye TXU Chair a CEO Dallas P C. Patrick Oles, Jr. Barshop 6. Oles President Er CEO Austin PJoseph I. O’Neill III O’Neill Properties President Midland P Marshall B. Payne Cardinal Investment Co. Vice President Dallas P Stephen P. Payne Strategic Political Partners Lobbyist Houston P J. Bryan Pickens Pickens Financial Group Executve Dallas PLonnie ‘Bo’ Pilgrim Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Chair Pittsburg PWilliam E. Powell Bitterblue, Inc. CEO San Antonio Corbin Robertson, Jr. Quintana Minerals Corp President Houston PMatthew K. Rose Burlington Northern Santa Fe CEO Collegville Robert B. Rowling TRT Holdings Inc Owner Irving PAllan ‘Bud’ Shivers Jr. Shivers Group President Austin P Roger W. Wallace Public Strategies, Inc. Sr. Vice President San Antonio P Ray Washburne Charter Holdings President Dallas Robert Whilden, Jr. BMC Software, Inc. General Counsel Houston P Robert Whitacre, Jr. SBC Communications Chair El CEO San Antonio George M. Williams Williams Partners, Inc. CEO Houston P Key: P = Pioneer; P= 2000 Pioneer volunteer not known to have raised the full $100,000. John Drury resigned as WMX CEO after investors learned that the company had claimed $1 billion in bogus earnings. Demonstrating a corporate commitment to recycling, new WMX CEO Maurice Myers is a Pioneer in Bush’s latest campaign. IWO SWAMPS While Bush’s elite funding operation continues to attract wealthy people on the make, the composition of these donors has shifted over time. Notably, corporate scandals have knocked some Bush 2000 Pioneers out of circulation, with 6 THE TEXAS OBSERVER 2/13/04
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