May 10, 2006

Mayoral Campaign Finances

In the interest of public disclosure, San Leandro Bytes obtained copies of campaign finance disclosure documents for all the mayoral candidates. These documents cover the period from January 1, 2006 to March 17, 2006.

Orval "OB" Badger has the biggest campaign warchest, with $32,050 on hand at the end of the filing period. He received a total of $1,098 in campaign contributions, with $300 from former San Leandro Mayor Jack Maltester and $500 from the Local 55 of the International Association of Firefighters.

Tony Santos is not too far behind with $21,961. During the filing period, he received $9,462 in campaign contributions. Local 55 of the Firefighters hedged its bet by giving $500 to Santos' campaign and Anthony Batarse, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Lloyd A. Wise Inc. gave $500 as well.

Candidates Marcene Nardine and Lou Filipovich both submitted statements declaring that they anticipate receiving and spending less than $1,000 during the campaign.

The next campaign finance disclosure statements are due on May 20, 2006. Of course, we'll get copies of those as well and post a summary.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 10, 2006 12:34 PM | TrackBack
Comments

I am interested in obtaining the finance disclosure information for all of the candidates for the District 3 Supervisors race. Would you happen to know who I would contact?

How were you able to obtain this info?

Pls. advise,

Marlon

Posted by: Marlon at May 21, 2006 7:22 PM

is it legal for a candidate to move funds from a city council race to a mayors race campaign, just curious where the answer might be found

Posted by: mike at May 22, 2006 9:23 AM

Marlon,

I will post and send you the information you requested for District 3. I will be posting similar information for all the city races as well.

I got the information by requesting copies of the candidates' financial disclosure documents with the City of San Leandro's City Clerk. Typically, these are filed twice a year (July and December) in non-election years and during election years, there are additional disclosure dates - March 17 and May 20 in advance of the June election. The copies for the disclosure period from January 2006 to March 17, 2006, cost about $5.

Posted by: Mike at May 22, 2006 2:32 PM

Yes, it is legal for a candidate to transfer funds from one campaign to another, subject to certain constraints as long as the campaign/committee treasurer certifies that there are no outstanding debts, the existing campaign/committee bank account is closed, a new campaign/committee account is opened, and the state forms No. 410 and 501 are filed.

Note that this is not a legal opinion, but is based on my knowledge.

Posted by: Mike at May 22, 2006 3:10 PM
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