Dead contributor among questions raised over Phoenix mayor candidate’s campaign filings

By Jen Fifield, Farah Eltohamy & José-Ignacio Castañeda Perez | Arizona Republic

Among the dozens of donors listed as contributing to Tim Seay’s campaign for Phoenix mayor is Marvin Cox, a former fire chief in Maywood, Illinois.

Tim Seay

Cox is listed as contributing $5,000 on July 3. But he died more than a year earlier, in May 2019.

His is one of several contributions on Seay’s campaign finance reports that raise questions, including others that came from people who told The Arizona Republic they had not contributed to his campaign.

Seay and another candidate, Merissa Hamilton, are challenging Mayor Kate Gallego in the November election, which is a primary election for the position but would be decided if a candidate gets more than 50% of votes.

Other contributions on Seay’s finance reports include:


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