Payday lending industry donated $118K in 2016 campaign cycle

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Payday lenders and their professional associations donated more than $118,000 to candidates and PACs in 2015 and 2016.

Most of that money – $92,150 – went to Republican interests, with $41,700 to Republican House candidates.

That follows the trend of House Republicans outraising and outspending their Democratic counterparts in the 2016 election cycle, particularly when it came to business interests. Despite such campaign cash dominance, Republicans lost control of the House.

But the total is less than the $140,000 the industry spent in the 2014 election cycle, when statewide offices such as governor and attorney general were at stake.

Leading the way among the payday donors in the 2016 cycle was the Consumer Lending Alliance, a trade industry association that donated $32,950, followed by FastBucks, a small lender with storefronts throughout the state, which gave $21,050.

Here’s a look at the donors:

House Minority Leader Nate Gentry, R-Albquerque, was the top recipient of the high-interest lending industry, receiving $14,300. Many of his donations came in 2015, when he served as House majority leader.

Former House Speaker Don Tripp’s political action committee received $14,000.

The Democratic and Republican parties also received significant donations from the industry.

Eight of the 11 members of the House Business and Industry Committee received a total of $8,300 from the industry. That committee will hear bills aimed at capping interest rates for short-term lenders on Monday.

Here’s a look at the recipients:

And here’s a look at all the payday lending industry contributions reported in 2015 and 2016:

RecipientAmountDate ContributionDonorCityStateOccupation
Don Tripp Speaker PAC $5,000 10/3/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLBanking
NM Prosperity $5,000 9/7/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLFinance/Lending
Republican Campaign Committee of New Mexico $5,000 7/25/16FastBucksDallasTXCorporation
New Mexico Forward $2,500 3/1/16Community Loans of AmericaAtlantaGALoans
Democratic Party of New Mexico $2,500 1/21/15QC Holdings IncOverland ParkKSLender
Republican Campaign Committee of New Mexico $2,500 1/20/15FastBucksDallasTXOrganization Contribution
Democratic Party of New Mexico $2,500 12/22/14Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHFinancial Services
Heritage NM PAC $2,000 11/24/15FastBucksDallasTXLoan Company
Nate Gentry $2,000 11/10/15FastBucksDallasTXLending
Don Tripp Speaker PAC $2,000 7/31/15Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLLoan Company
John Sanchez $2,000 5/20/15Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLConsumer Loans
Nate Gentry $1,500 6/23/15Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCFinance
Richard Martinez $1,000 11/4/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLFinancial Institution
Michael Sanchez $1,000 11/1/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrafordvilleFLFinancial
Clemente Sanchez $1,000 10/31/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordville,FLLending
SUSANA PAC $1,000 10/28/16FastBucksDallasTXFinancial Institution
Don Tripp Speaker PAC $1,000 10/27/16FastBucksDallasTXLoan Company
Republican Leadership PAC $1,000 10/4/16FastBucksDallasTXloans
Nate Gentry $1,000 9/6/16Liberty Finance Home OfficeMcAlesterOKFinance
Don Tripp $1,000 9/5/16Consumer Installment Loan Association of New MexicoRio RanchoNMBanking
Nate Gentry $1,000 8/22/16Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXLender
Nora Espinoza $1,000 7/6/16LoanMaxAlpharettaGATitle loans
Zach Cook $1,000 5/2/16Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXoil and gas
New Mexico Forward $1,000 12/9/15Star Loans of Texas IncHumbleTXloans
The Panyard PAC $1,000 11/24/15FastBucksDallasTXFinancial Services
People for Growing Our Economy PAC $1,000 11/24/15FastBucksDallasTXLoan company
Don Tripp Speaker PAC $1,000 9/11/15Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXOil & Gas
Don Tripp Speaker PAC $1,000 9/1/15QC Holdings IncOverland ParkKSLoan Company
Don Tripp $1,000 8/27/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHFinancial
Don Tripp Speaker PAC $1,000 7/30/15Security Finance CorpSpartanburg, SCBanking
Richard Martinez $1,000 7/29/15Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLFinancial Institution
Nate Gentry $1,000 7/20/15Wallace Management Co. LLCMcAlesterOKLender
Nate Gentry $1,000 7/17/15Star Loans of Texas IncHumbleTXLender
Nate Gentry $1,000 7/15/15QC Holdings IncOverland ParkKSLender
Don Tripp Speaker PAC $1,000 6/22/15Consumer Installment Loan Association of New MexicoRio RanchoNMBanking
Nate Gentry $1,000 6/22/15Consumer Installment Loan Association of New MexicoLas CrucesNMLenders
Nate Gentry $1,000 6/16/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHFinancial Services
Nate Gentry $1,000 6/5/15Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLCompany
Republican Leadership PAC $1,000 11/17/14Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXlending
Democratic Party of New Mexico$6671/21/15Consumer Installment Loan Association of New MexicoLas CrucesNMLoan Industry
Carl Trujillo$6005/5/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLLending
Brian Egolf$50011/30/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Nate Gentry$50011/30/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMlenders
Clemente Sanchez$50011/10/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Patricia "Patty" Lundstrom$50011/8/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMLoan business
Harry Garcia$50011/3/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLTitle Loans
Richard Martinez$50010/21/16FastBucksDallasTXLoan Company
James Smith$50010/19/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLFinancial Services
Theodore (Ted) Barela$50010/18/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXFinance
Andrew Nunez$50010/17/16Consumer Lending AllianceSanta FeNMlending agency
Lee Cotter$50010/17/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSAN ANGELOTXFINANCE
Terry Mcmillan$50010/13/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLPAC
Ricky Little$50010/11/16Consumer Lending AllianceCRAWFORVILLEFLNM AUTO TITLE LOANS
Gregory Baca$50010/10/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXFinance
Alonzo Baldonado$50010/8/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLBusiness
Kelly Fajardo$50010/7/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLLending Co
William 'Bill' Rehm$50010/5/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLConsumer Lending Alliance
James Strickler$50010/4/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLfinancial
Greg Nibert$50010/3/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLLending
William Sharer$50010/3/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXlending
David E Adkins$5009/29/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLLoan Brokers
Yvette Herrell$5009/28/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLTrade association/small lenders
Eric Burton$5009/27/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXAssociation
Terry Mcmillan$5009/27/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCFinancial Institution
Patricio Ruiloba$5009/23/16Consumer Lending AllianceCilleFLBusiness
Diego Espinoza$5009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXPAC
Candace Gould$5009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXFinance Association
Mark Moores$5009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXFinance
Sharon Clahchischilliage$5009/7/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLBusiness
Christina Hall$5009/7/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLLending
Sarah Maestas Barnes$5009/7/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLBanking
Paul Pacheco$5009/7/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLFinancial Institution
Jason Harper$5009/7/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLBanking
John L. Zimmerman$5009/7/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLFinance Loan Business
Rebecca Dow$5009/7/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawsfordFLLending Alliance
Don Tripp$5009/5/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCGovernment Affairs
Paul Pacheco$5008/31/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCFinancial Institution
Sarah Maestas Barnes$5008/30/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCBanking
Christina Hall$5008/30/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCLending Company
John L. Zimmerman$5008/30/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCFinance Loan Business
Nate Gentry$5007/4/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCFinance
Candace Gould$5005/24/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLBanking
Don Tripp Speaker PAC$5005/2/16Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXLoan Company
Don Tripp Speaker PAC$5005/2/16Your CreditSanta FeNMLoan Company
Patrick Varela$5003/16/16Secure PaymentAlbuquerqueNMCompany
Hector Balderas$50011/10/15FastBucksDallasTXFinancial Services
Create Jobs Dona Ana$50010/13/15Cash ExpressLas CrucesNMLending
Brian Egolf$5009/24/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHFinancial Services
John Sapien$5009/24/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHFinancial Services
William Sharer$5009/22/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHsmall loans
William Sharer$5009/22/15QC Holdings IncOverland ParkKSsmall loans
Mark Moores$5009/21/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHBanking
Mark Moores$5009/20/15QC Holdings IncKansas CityKSBanking
Richard Martinez$5009/18/15Axcess Financial ServicesSanta FeNMFinancial Services
Clemente Sanchez$5009/17/15Axcess Financial ServicesSanta FeNMBusiness
Debbie Rodella$5009/15/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnaitOHFinancial
Don Tripp Speaker PAC$5009/9/15Your CreditGallupNMLoan Company
Don Tripp Speaker PAC$5009/9/15Your CreditSocorroNMLoan Company
Jane Powdrell-Culbert$5008/27/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHBusiness
Progress New Mexico$5008/24/15Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXBusiness
New Mexico Family First$5008/20/15Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXPertoleum Prod/Dist
Clemente Sanchez$5008/17/15Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordville,FLLending
Clemente Sanchez$5008/17/15Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordville,FLLending
Mark Moores$5008/14/15Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLBusiness
Pete Campos$5008/11/15Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLBusiness
Yvette Herrell$5007/28/15QC Holdings IncOverland ParkKSBusiness
Heritage NM PAC$5007/23/15Check into CashClevelandTNSmall loan business
Nate Gentry$5007/10/15Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXLender
Patricia "Patty" Lundstrom$5006/30/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHloan co
Yvette Herrell$5006/30/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHBanking/Lending
Carl Trujillo$5006/5/15Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLLending
Ricky Little$40010/19/16FastBucksDALLASTXLOANS
Rebecca Dow$40010/17/16FastBucksDallasTXFinance
Republican Campaign Committee of New Mexico$40010/17/16FastBucksSanta FeNMCorporation
Debbie Rodella$3509/29/16Consumer Lending AllianceCrawfordvilleFLFinancial
John Sapien$30010/18/16FastBucksDallasTXFinancial
William Payne$30010/15/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSand AngeloTXFinance
Terry Mcmillan$30010/13/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXFinance Association
Alonzo Baldonado$30010/8/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXFinance
Kelly Fajardo$30010/7/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationAlbuquerqueNMPAC
Greg Nibert$30010/3/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXFinance
David E Adkins$3009/29/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXBusiness & Industry
Yvette Herrell$3009/28/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXFinance
John L. Zimmerman$3009/27/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXFinance Loan Business
Sharon Clahchischilliage$3009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXBusiness
Lisa Torraco$3009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXbusiness
Christina Hall$3009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXLending
Sarah Maestas Barnes$3009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXBanking
Paul Pacheco$3009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationAlbuquerqueNMBusiness Association
Vicki Chavez$3009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXAssociation
Nate Gentry$3009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngeloTXfinance
Rebecca Dow$3009/16/16New Mexico Independent Finance AssociationSan AngelosNMFinance Assn
Jim Trujillo$3009/28/15Axcess Financial ServicesAlbuquerqueNMFinancial Services
Carl Trujillo$3009/16/15Axcess Financial ServicesCincinnatiOHFinancial Business
Jim Trujillo$25012/2/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinancial Institution
James Smith$25011/28/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMLending
Terry Mcmillan$25011/21/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMPersonal Credit Corporation
Bill O'Neill$25011/18/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMPAC
William Sharer$25011/16/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMlenders
Ricky Little$25011/15/16World Finance CorpRIO RANCHONMFINANCE
Carl Trujillo$25011/14/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Paul Pacheco$25011/14/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinancial institution
Candie Sweetser$25011/14/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Debbie Rodella$25011/14/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinancial
George Dodge$25011/11/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMBusiness
Mark Moores$25011/11/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMBanking
Mary Papen$25011/9/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Sander Rue$25011/8/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinancial institution
Richard Martinez$25011/8/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinancial Institution
Yvette Herrell$25011/8/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Miguel P Garcia$25011/7/16World Finance CorpRio Rancho, NMNMfinancial lender
Lorenzo Larranaga$25011/7/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinancial
William 'Bill' Rehm$25011/7/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMBusiness
James Strickler$25011/7/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMfinance
Sarah Maestas Barnes$25011/4/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Jane Powdrell-Culbert$25011/4/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Alonzo Baldonado$25011/4/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Linda Lopez$25011/4/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinancial Institution
Jason Harper$25011/4/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMFinance
Daniel Ivey-Soto$25011/4/16World Finance CorpRio RanchoNMBusiness
Eliseo Alcon$25011/3/16World Finance CorpRIO RANCHONMBANKING
Ricky Little$2509/27/16Security Finance CorpSPARTANBURGSCBUSINESS
Kelly Fajardo$2509/5/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCFinance Co
David E Adkins$2508/31/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCFinancial Services
Sharon Clahchischilliage$2507/4/16Security Finance CorpSpartanburgSCBusiness
Alonzo Baldonado$2507/1/16RPM Lending Solutions LLCAlbuquerqueNMMortgage Broker
Miguel P Garcia$2506/13/16Consumer Finance Service CorpNorthbrookILlending services
Kim Hakes$2505/5/16Payment 1 Financial IncLas CrucesNMFinance Company
Zach Cook$2505/2/16Cash AmericaFort WorthNMcheck cashing business
Nate Gentry$2504/20/16Your CreditAlamagordoNMlender
Nate Gentry$2504/19/16Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXLender
New Mexico Forward$2507/7/15Noble FinanceGallupNMFinancial Institution
New Mexico Forward$2507/7/15Noble FinanceAlbuquerqueNMFinancial Institution
Nate Gentry$2507/7/15Noble FinanceAlbuquerqueNMFinance
Republican Leadership PAC$2507/7/15Your CreditGallupNMFinancial Institution
Nate Gentry$2507/7/15Your CreditAlbuquerqueNMLender
Bob Wooley$2501/13/15FastBucksDallasTXShort term lending institution
Alonzo Baldonado$20010/22/16FastBucksDallasTXFinance
Monica Youngblood$20010/21/16FastBucksDallasTXLending
Paul Pacheco$20010/16/16FastBucksDallasTXLoan Company
William Payne$20010/15/16FastBucksDallasTXLoans
Kelly Fajardo$20010/7/16FastBucksDallasTXFinanical Services
William 'Bill' Rehm$20011/30/15FastBucksDallasTXLoan company
David E Adkins$20011/18/15FastBucksDallasTXLending Company
John L. Zimmerman$20011/16/15FastBucksDallasTX
Jimmie Hall$20011/10/15FastBucksDallasTXReimbursement
John L. Zimmerman$1508/8/16Coronado FinanceLas CrucesNMLending Company
Christina Hall$1504/19/16Western-ShamrockSan AngeloTXInstallment Loans
Zach Cook$1005/2/16Noble FinanceAlamogordoNMfinance company
Zach Cook$1005/2/16Your CreditAlamogordoNMfinance company
Zach Cook$1005/2/16Your CreditAlamogordoNMfinance company

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