August 2, 2006

Campaign Finance Summary Through the June Primary

The latest campaign finance disclosures were filed on July 31, 2006, revealing how much each campaign spent through the June primary.

In the mayor's race, OB Badger spent $75,307.62 from the beginning of the year while raising $37,937.50. Badger received 5275 votes (36.2%), so Badger spent $14.28 for each vote. Badger reported an additional $1,850 in contributions after the primary with $1,000 from Lloyd Wise CEO Anthony Batarse Jr. and $500 from Trumark Companies LLC. Notable expenses included $2,700 to K. Mitchell for campaign consulting, $9,489.49 to Flying Colors USA for campaign literature, $1359.78 to Political Calling.Com for phone banks, $4,714.72 to Handle With Care for campaign literature, and $600 to Suzanne Pershing for campaign literature.

Tony Santos spent $46,656 since the beginning of the year while raising $36,508, including a total of $12,000 that he loaned to himself. Santos received 6952 votes (47.71%), so Santos spent $5.25 for each vote. Santos reported an additional $500 in contributions from Electrical Workers Local 595 after the primary. Notable expenses included $10,6363 to Careful Design for campaign literature, $5,276 to Handled With Care for postage and mailhouse services, $1,483 to the San Leandro Times for print ads, and $920 to Your Ballet Card for a slate card.

Michael Gregory spent $6,407.49 securing the District 1 City Council seat while raising $6,770.94. Gregory received 7366 votes (63.6%) so his campaign spent about $0.87 per vote. Notable expenses included $3,295.12 to Handle With Care for campaign literature and $1,127.82 to Shawn Wilson for campaign literature. Gregory's opponent, Frank Lynn, pledged to spend no more than $100 and received 4174 votes (36.04%) for $0.024 per vote.

In the race for District 3, Diana Souza spent $7,295.51 since the beginning of the year while raising $7,596.30. Souza received 5399 votes (41.39%) so her campaign spent about $1.35 per vote. Notable expenses included $1,000 to Ken Pon for professional services.

Julian Polvorosa, Souza's opponent, spent $11,919 since the beginning of the year while raising $16,614. Polvorosa received 5196 votes (39.83%) for a total of about $2.30 per vote. Polvorosa reported an additional $400 in contributions after the primary with $200 from Reed Gehrke and $100 each from Robert Byers and Emily Hernandez. There were no expenses.

Although Bill Stephens ran unopposed for the District 5 City Council seat, he has still spent $5,061.61 since the beginning of the year while raising $5,146. Stephens received 11059 votes (99.09%) for a total of $0.46 per vote.

Tony Santos and OB Badger will face off in the mayor's race in the November election while Diana Souza and Julian Polvorosa will face off for the District 3 City Council seat. The election will be held on November 7, 2006, and the deadline for registering to vote is October 23, 2006.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 2, 2006 9:36 AM | TrackBack
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