The day after Politico Mafioso published a story on Vernon Parker’s Paradise Valley home foreclosure and a $500K cash HELOC he received before running for PV city council in 2008, Parker finally made a mortgage payment.
Over the weekend, the Arizona Republic reported that Parker’s foreclosure loan servicer, Quality Loan Service Corp, confirmed Parker’s account had been brought current on Friday, April 6, 2012. That is same day Parker sent out a press release (read below) announcing the members of his campaign finance committee. TGIF?
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On Monday April 9, 2012, Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal, wrote a fluff piece about all the “high profile sports business backers” on Parker’s campaign finance committee. Sunnucks didn’t mention the shocking foreclosure, $500k loan or past-due mortgage payment – just the sports money makers committed to helping Parker get elected.
Federal Election Commission records show Parker just filed his first quarter campaign finance report. The numbers show he raised almost $30,000 just a few days before his mortgage delinquency was paid.
Readers have been asking all weekend, did Vernon Parker channel Rod Tidwell and pull a Jerry Maguire? "Show. Me. The. Money. Jerry."
Jerry Colangelo has publicly endorsed Vernon Parker's 2012 congressional run and serves on his finance committee.
Parker's campaign finance committee press release:
Kendrick’s and Crown to Head Vernon Parker Finance Committee
TEMPE, AZ – Today Vernon Parker announced the formation of his Finance Committee. The committee will be co-chaired, Ken and Randy Kendrick, and Eric Crown.
“I am excited to be a part of Vernon’s historic campaign for Congress. I know the team we have assembled has a long and highly successful track record in raising money for great candidates and causes. We believe in Vernon, and know he will be a great Congressman for Arizona,” said Nicole Bidwill.
“Our team continues to grow each day and I am so honored to have a finance committee committed to helping my campaign and Arizona move forward,” said Vernon Parker.
Finance Committee Co-Chairs: Ken and Randy Kendrick, Eric Crown
Finance Committee Members (at time of publication): Jerry Colangelo, Nicole Bidwill, Jim Barrett, Larry Pike, Michael Dee ,Mark Goldman, Joyce Haver, Dr. Tony Hedley, James Liebes, Sage Lentz, Scott Massen, Paul Meyer, Sid Rosen. Dr. Jeff Singer, Jimmy Walker, Kari Yatkowski, Barry Young.Vernon Parker previously served in the administrations of both Presidents Bush, and was Mayor of Paradise Valley where he cut spending by 29%, and is currently on the Town Council. Parker is seeking the Republican nomination to Congress from Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District.