October 18, 2010

Local Political Committees Recent Financial Disclosures

On October 5, 2010, candidates for political office were required to disclose financial details of their campaign contributions and expenditures. Committees were also required to disclose their finances as well.

Citizens for San Leandro Schools received $59,790 in contributions during the July 1 to September 30, 2010, reporting period. The largest contributions were:

Other contributions included

  • $2,000 from the San Leandro Police Officers Association
  • $250 from former San Leandro City Manager John Jermanis
  • $200 from Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker's campaign committee

Total expenditures for the reporting period were $37,698. The largest expenditures were $15,000 to campaign consultant Connell Lindh, $8,685 to Accurate Mailings for mailing three letters, and $6313 to Bayside Printed Products for printing of door hangers and letters.

At the end of the reporting period, the committee had $51,398 in its account with no debt.

Citizens for San Leandro Schools' Campaign Statement for July 1 to September 30, 2010.


Protect San Leandro Services Committee for Measure Z received $58,375 in contributions during the reporting period. The committee received the following contributions:

Expenditures for the committee totaled $20,525 and included $8,333 to the Lew Edwards Group, $3,750 to Christy de Maria for campaign worker salaries, $2,000 to Sphinx Graphics for campaign literature, and $1,890 to Election Education Guide, a slate mailer. The Lew Edwards Group is the same organization hired for $61,000 in November 2009 by the City of San Leandro to educate San Leandro voters about the City's need for increased revenues.

At the end of the reporting period, the committee had $37,850 in its account with no debt.

Protect San Leandro Services Committee for Measure Z's Campaign Statement for July 1 to September 30, 2010.


The Sentinels, a group of local business owners, received $3,850 in contributions during the reporting period, including contributions from new Sentinels members René Mendieta, a member of the Board of Zoning Adjustments, Ken Pon, a former member of the San Leandro School Board, and Chad Pennebaker, owner of Douglas of Electronics.

Expenditures for The Sentinels totaled $10,100 and included:

The Sentinels' Campaign Statement for July 1 to September 30, 2010.


The campaign disclosure for Political Action Committee for Excellence (PACE) was not available at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters as of October 15, 2010. However, most of the group's expenditures were noted in a previous post.


San Leandro Teachers Advocating New Directions (STAND) reported no contributions in the most recent reporting period. Expenditures included $250 to Citizens for San Leandro Schools and $250 to San Leandro School Board candidate Lance James. At the end of the reporting period, STAND reported $10,633 in its account with no debt.

STAND's Campaign Statement for July 1 to September 30, 2010.


The San Leandro Police Officers Association filed paperwork to establish a recipient committee on October 1, 2010. A previous San Leandro Police Officers Association recipient committee was terminated in October 1997. The group has contributed at least $2,500 to candidates since 2004. No financial disclosures were available for the group.

San Leandro Police Officers Association Statement of Organization.

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