February 1, 2008

Councilmember Starosciak Top Fundraiser in Second Half of 2007

The latest campaign finance disclosures were filed yesterday by candidates for the period from July 1 to December 31, 2007. Councilmember Joyce Starosciak was the top fundraiser with $14,405, followed by Councilmember Jim Prola with $10,100, and Mayor Tony Santos with $5,341. Starosciak is running for re-election to the District 2 City Council seat and Prola is running for the District 6 City Council seat to which he was appointed in February 2007. Santos is still paying off debt from his 2006 Mayoral campaign.

Prola had $10,063 in campaign funds as of December 31, 2007. Prola raised $10,100 and spent $36 during the reporting period. Significant contributions included $8,000 in loans to himself, $1,000 from the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council and $500 each from the International Union Painters and Allied Trades and the District Council of Iron Workers. Click here to see Prola's complete campaign finance disclosures for this period.

Wafaa Aborashed, a candidate for the District 6 City Council seat, had $2,043 in campaign funds at the end of 2007. Aborashed reported no contributions or expenses for the reporting period. Click here to see Aborashed's complete campaign finance disclosures for this period.

Starosciak had $12,201 in campaign funds as of December 31, 2007. Starosciak raised $14,405 and spent $3,027 during the reporting period. Significant contributions included $500 each from Laython "Judge" Landis, JB East Bay Development Corporation, Vasona Management, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595, Galvan & Associates, Sprinkler Fitters Local 483, United Food & Commercial Workers Local 5, Tom Dlugosh, Deputy Sheriffs Association, the Teamster DRIVE Committee, and the California Real Estate Political Action Committee. Significant expenses included $1,532 to the Hilton Garden Inn for a fundraising event and $375 to Project Literacy for the Trivia Bee. Click here to see Starosciak's complete campaign finance disclosures for this period.

Santos reported $4,815 in campaign funds at the end of 2007. Santos raised $5,341 and spent $3,460 during the reporting period. Santos received contributions of $500 each from The Sentinels, Eden Realty, Gordon Galvan, Kent Myers, Bob Molinaro, and the Teamsters Campaign Committee. Expenditures included $2,100 for campaign consulting and $400 for a fundraising event to Charles Gilcrest, and $200 each to the Alameda County Labour Council for a candidate dinner and the United Democratic Election Committee for a dinner. Click here to see Santos' complete campaign finance disclosures for this period.

District 1 Councilmember Michael Gregory reported $1,613 in campaign funds as of December 31, 2007. Gregory reported no contributions and $50 in expenses for the reporting period. Click here to see Gregory's complete campaign finance disclosures for this period.

Bill Stephens, who is serving his last term as Councilmember for District 5, had $3,302 in his campaign account as of December 31, 2007, and received no contributions during the reporting period. Stephens spent $1,600 on "candidate" travel, $1,500 of which was to the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce for a visit to Yangchun, China. Click here to see Stephens' complete campaign finance disclosures for this period.

Surlene Grant, who will be termed out of her District 2 City Council seat this year, had $2,329 in campaign funds at the end of 2007. Grant reported no contributions and $41 in expenses for the reporting period. Click here to see Grant's complete campaign finance disclosures for this period.

Former Mayor Shelia Young had $11,174 in campaign funds as of December 31, 2007. Young reported no contributions and $715 in expenses during the reporting period. Expenses included contributions of $200 to Meals on Meals and $125 to the Chabot College Foundation and $140 to J&P Video Productions for photographic services. Click here to see Young's complete campaign finance disclosures for this period.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at February 1, 2008 7:18 PM | TrackBack
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