August 6, 2009

2010 Candidates Begin Fundraising

While the date of the next election for the City Council and Mayor hasn't been decided yet, Mayor Tony Santos has started fundraising for his re-election campaign. However, City Councilmember and likely mayoral candidate Joyce Starosciak out-raised Santos in the first six months of 2009 and has nearly $17,000 more in her campaign account than Santos.

The semi-annual campaign statements for current or former candidates were due last week and are summarized below.

District 2 Councilmember Ursula Reed had no expenses and raised no money during the first six months of 2009 and ended the reporting period with no campaign debt and an empty campaign account.

Reed's Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

Former Councilmember Surlene Grant spent a total of $320, including $150 to the 100 Club of Alameda County and $140 to the Black Elected Officials of the East Bay during the first six months of 2009. Grant did not raise any money and had $272 in her campaign account as of June 30, 2009. Grant was termed out of office in 2008 and was succeeded by Ursula Reed.

Grant's Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

Former City Council candidate Linda Perry had no expenses and raised no money during the first six months of 2009. Perry ended the reporting period with $1,542 in her campaign account and $11,250 in campaign debt.

Perry's Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

The financial statement for former City Council candidate Charles Gilcrest was not available as of August 5, 2009.

During the first six months of 2009, District 4 Councilmember Starosciak spent $1,511, including expenditures of $198 to CITIPAC, a political action committee of the League of California Cities, and $150 each to Christine Wise and Girls, Inc. Starosciak raised $2,553, including a contribution of $1,000 from the California Apartment Association Political Action Committee, $500 each from Eden Realty and consulting company Quadric Group, and $250 from John Sullivan. As of June 30, 2009, Starosciak had $21,589 in her campaign account and no outstanding debt.

Starosciak's Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

District 6 City Councilmember Jim Prola's only expense during the reporting period was a $100 contribution to the AFL-CIO. Prola raised no money and as of June 30, 2009, had $4,637 in his campaign account and $4,000 in outstanding debt.

Prola's Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

Former City Council candidate Estelle Clemons had a single expense of $800 to repay part of her campaign debt during the reporting period. Clemons received a $500 contribution from John Gooding of the Quadric Group and ended the reporting period with $85 in her campaign account and $1,900 in campaign debt.

Clemons' Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

The financial statement for former City Council candidate Wafaa Aborashed was not available as of August 5, 2009.

Mayor Santos spent $400 during the first six months of 2009 for a fundraiser for the Alameda County Labor Council. Santos raised $1,750, including a contribution of $1,000 from the California Apartment Association Political Action Committee, $500 from Eden Realty and $250 from John Sullivan. As of June 30, 2009, Santos had $4,625 in his campaign account and more than $27,500 in outstanding campaign debt.

Santos' Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

Councilmember Bill Stephens, who will be termed out in 2010, spent $518 during the first six months of 2009, including expenditures of $150 to the Martin C. Kaufmann 100 Club of Alameda County, $130 to the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, and $100 to the San Leandro Boys and Girls Club. Stephens had $2,115 in his campaign account as of June 30, 2009 and no campaign debt.

Stephens' Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

Councilmember Michael Gregory didn't spend or raise any money during the first six months of 2009. Gregory had $1,613 in his campaign account and $7,222 in outstanding campaign debt.

Gregory's Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

Former Mayor Shelia Young, who has also been mentioned as a potential mayoral candidate, spent $440 during the first six months of the year, including $250 to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and$100 to Eden Housing. As of June 30, 2009, Young had $8,799 in her campaign account.

Young's Campaign Statement for January 1 to June 30, 2009.

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