October 22, 2009

Tis the Season...for Campaign Fundraisers

San Leandro Mayoral candidate Joyce Starosciak will hold her first fundraiser at Sergio's Pizzeria in San Leandro on November 5, 2009.

According to the flyer, the three donor levels are bronze: $25, silver: $100, and gold: $500+. The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Sergio's Pizzeria is located at 150 W. Juana Ave. in San Leandro.

The flyer notes that "There are no campaign contribution limits for the Mayor's race." In fact, while state senate and assembly campaigns face contribution limits of $3,900, San Leandro City Council and Mayoral candidates have previously chalked up $5,000 contributions.

Starosciak currently holds the District 4 San Leandro Council seat, which she has held since she defeated Mike Mahoney in a runoff election in February 2005. Starosciak was re-elected in June 2008 and, if successful in her campaign, the City Council would likely appoint her replacement, as happened when Tony Santos became Mayor in 2006.

Three candidates have announced their intention to run for Mayor: Starosciak, Santos, and former San Leandro School Board trustee Stephen Cassidy.

The election is currently scheduled for June 2010, but if the San Leandro City Council decides to implement instant run-off voting (IRV), also known as ranked-choice voting, the election could be moved to November 2010.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at October 22, 2009 10:49 PM | TrackBack

Kudos to Joyce for being so blatant about her corruption. Perhaps she should just outrightly announce that she can be bought by special interests and hold a silent auction.

Posted by: Frank Lynn at October 23, 2009 8:44 AM
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