October 17, 2008

Mack-Rose Top Fundraiser in San Leandro School Board Races

Political newcomer Morgan Mack-Rose was the top fundraiser in all of the San Leandro School Board races, according to financial disclosures filed on October 6, 2008. At-Large candidate Mack-Rose's total of $9,123 was slightly more than the $8,561 raised by Area 1 incumbent Rick Richards. Mack-Rose faces a field of three other candidates while Richards faces a single opponent.

In the race for the San Leandro School Board Area 1 seat, incumbent Rick Richards raised $8,561 between July 1, 2008, and September 30, 2008, including a loan of $4,000 from his wife Pam Richards. Contributions included $500 each from David Irmer of Creekside Associates and Gordon Galvan of Galvan & Associates, $200 each from Tom Silva of Eden Realty, former Muir Middle School Principal Vince Matthews, and Esther Collier of Holcomb's Home Repair, and $100 from San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos.

Richards' expenses included $910 to Bel Aire Displays for lawn signs, $864 to In and Out Printing for campaign literature, $275 to California Voters Guide for a slate mailer, $150 to the Englander Sports Pub for a fundraiser, and $332 for three other slate mailers.

As of September 30, 2008, Richards had $5,696 in his campaign account and $4,000 in outstanding debt.

Hermy Almonte raised $4,399 during the reporting period, including a loan of $500 from his wife Maria Almonte. Contributions included $2,000 from STAND, $200 each from the Hayward Demos Democratic Club and Rodolfo Almonte, and $150 from School Board trustee Stephen Cassidy.

Almonte's campaign spent $989 on campaign literature from APS, $896 on lawn signs from Bel Aire Displays, and $450 on a filing fee to the SLUSD.

At the end of the reporting period, Almonte had $1,634 in his campaign account and $500 in outstanding debt.

San Leandro School Board At-Large candidate Morgan Mack-Rose raised $9,123 between July 1 and September 30, 2008, including $550 that Mack-Rose loaned to her own campaign. Contributions to Mack-Rose's campaign included $2,000 from San Leandro Teachers Advocating New Directions (STAND), $1,000 from Margaret Walker, $500 from Tim Holmes, $400 from L. Kent Rose, and $300 from Jill Quaye.

Mack-Rose's campaign spent $1,186 on lawn signs from Bel Aire Displays, $450 for a filing fee, and $212 to In and Out Printing for campaign literature.

As of September 30, 2008, Mack-Rose had $7,095 in her campaign account and an outstanding debt of $550.

Ray Davis raised $1,068 between July 1 and September 30, 2008. Contributions to Davis' campaign included $695.73 that Davis loaned to his campaign. Additional contributions of $372 were not accounted for in the disclosure.

Davis' campaign spent $450 on a filing fee to the San Leandro Unified School District and $195.73 to In and Out Printing for campaign literature.

As of September 30, 2008, Davis had $422 in his campaign account and $695.73 in outstanding debt.

At-Large candidates for the San Leandro School Board Davis, Don Grundmann and Mark Tichy all filed paperwork indicating that they would neither raise nor spend more than $1,000. Tichy and Grundmann did not file financial disclosures since they have remained under the $1,000 limit.

The four candidates for the At-Large school board seat are vying to replace Stephen Cassidy, who is not seeking re-election. Cassidy has endorsed Mack-Rose to replace him.

The election will be held on November 4, 2008. The deadline to register to vote is October 20, 2008.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at October 17, 2008 5:10 PM | TrackBack
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