Monday, February 1, 2016
US Nitrogen PAC Backs House, Senate Leaders
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
A newly formed US Nitrogen political action committee donated $2,500 each to the leaders of both branches of Tennessee's General Assembly.
In its first detailed report since the committee was formed in December the PAC donated $2,500 to Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who presides over the state Senate, and the same amount to House Speaker Beth Harwell. Both contributions were dated Dec. 15, 2015. Ramsey and Harwell are both Republicans, Ramsey from Blountville and Harwell from Nashville.
The money came from a $6,100 contribution from US Nitrogen itself. The PAC has a balance of $1,100, according to the brief report filed by the Feb. 1 deadline.
The committee was formed on the same day as the donation and contributions with Robert "Robbie" Helton listed as the chairman and Mark Mueller as the treasurer. Helton is a US Nitrogen logistics manager.
The committee's address is 471 Pottertown Road in Midway, the same address as the company.