February 2, 2007

Final 2006 Campaign Disclosures for San Leandro Mayor and City Council Races

The final campaign finance disclosures have been filed and Mayoral candidates Tony Santos and OB Badger together spent more than $176,000 during their 2006 campaign. The campaign finance disclosures cover the period from October 22 to December 31, 2006.

Badger's campaign spent $1,740 during the reporting period, bringing his total expenditures for the year to $97,240. Expenditures included $5,142 to Handled With Care, $1,620 to Suzanne Pershing, and $4,526 to Linda Kitlitz & Associates for campaign literature and mailings. Sizable campaign contributions included forgiveness of a $5,000 loan from Jeanne Souchak, $2,004 in loan forgiveness from Joseph Flynn, $500 from former San Leandro Mayor Jack Maltester, $500 from Charles Bray, and $500 from Creekside Associates.

Click here for a copy of Badger's disclosure form.

Santos' campaign spent $21,131 during the reporting period, bringing his total expenditures for the year to $79,157. Expenditures included $7,000 to Charles Gilcrest for campaign consulting, $1,486 to Handled With Care for postage, $960 for an ad in the San Leandro Times, $735 for the Voter Information Guide slate mailers, $650 to the Eden Area United Democratic Campaign for a slate mailer, and $600 to Political Calling for "robocalls." Sizable campaign contributions included $1,000 from Laborers Local 304, $500 from the DRIVE Committee (Teamsters).

Click here for a copy of Santos' disclosure form.

PG&E and Pete Stark's Reelection Committee hedged their bets and gave $200 to both Santos and Badger.

In the race for the District 3 City Council seat, Julian Polvorosa's campaign spent $9,796 during the reporting period and $36,255 for the year. Expenses included $5,000 to Shawn Wilson for campaign consulting, $1,757 to Autumn Press for campaign literature, and $1,486 to Handled With Care for campaign literature and mailings. Sizable campaign contributions included $500 from Firefighters Local 55, $500 from Ellen Corbett, and $250 from Madison Marquette.

Click here for a copy of Polvorosa's disclosure form.

Newly-elected District 3 Councilmember Diana Souza spent $3,639 during the reporting period and $17,188 for the year. Expenditures included $1,421 to Handled With Care for campaign literature and mailings and $700 to Charles Gilcrest for campaign consulting. Sizable campaign contributions included $500 from Ronald Ivaldi and $500 from the DRIVE Committee (Teamsters).

Click here for a copy of Souza's disclosure form.

Michael Gregory's opponent moved out of District 1 just before the election, handing Gregory an easy victory for the District 1 City Council seat. Gregory's campaign spent a total of $2,200 during the reporting period and a total of $8,607 for the year, including $2,000 to Charles Gilcrest for campaign consulting and a $200 contribution to Tony Santos' mayoral campaign. The only contribution listed in the most recent reporting period was $1,500 from The Sentinels.

Click here for a copy of Gregory's disclosure form.

Although he ran unopposed, District 5 Councilmember Bill Stephens spent $2,264 during the reporting period and $7,326 for the year, including $741 to A.G. Ferrari Foods for office expenses and $291 to Charles Gilcrest for office expenses.

Click here for a copy of Stephens' disclosure form.

Other candidates with campaign accounts still open include Larry Norry, who has $1815 in his account, Councilmember Joyce Starosciak with $823, and former Mayor Shelia Young with $12,449.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at February 2, 2007 3:00 PM | TrackBack
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