The latest financial statements from San Leandro's mayoral candidates show that fundraising continued after the 2010 election as candidates tried to pay off campaign debt, usually personal loans that they made to their own campaigns. San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy raised $10,826 during the period from January 1 to June 30, 2011. Former Mayoral candidate Joyce Starosciak raised $6,649 and paid off a $5,000 loan that her company Starotech made on December 28, 2010. Former Mayoral candidate Tony Santos raised $2,202 and closed his campaign account.
Starosciak also closed her Mayoral campaign account and transferred all of its remaining funds to a campaign account for City Council in 2016. Starosciak will be termed out in 2012, but will be eligible to run for the same seat in 2016, just as Santos did in 2000, when he ran for a third term.
There are no campaign contribution limits in San Leandro, so individuals and businesses may contribute any amount of money to local campaigns. Donations of $99 or less do not have to be itemized, but candidates are required to report the source of any donation of $100 or more.
Semi-annual campaign statements for active campaign accounts were due August 1, 2011, and are summarized below. Reports from Lou Filipovich and John Palau were not required since neither candidate raised nor spent more than $1,000.
For her City Council 2016 campaign committee, Starosciak reported $1,119 in her campaign account at the end of the reporting period.
Significant contributions to her City Council 2016 campaign committee included $300 from Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 and a $900 transfer from her Mayoral campaign account. Starosciak also reported $125 in unitemized expenses.
For her Mayoral campaign committee, Starosciak reported no money in her campaign account and $5,000 in outstanding debt from a loan from her company Starotech.
Significant contributions to her Mayoral campaign committee included:
Significant expenses included:
Santos reported an ending cash balance of $0 at the end of the period and has terminated his campaign account. Significant contributions included $1,400 from consultant Charles Gilcrest and an $802 from himself.
No expenses were reported, but a loan of $2,600 from Charles Gilcrest and a $3,898 personal loan to his own campaign were reported as forgiven.
Cassidy reported an ending cash balance of $130 with $1,130 in campaign debt. Significant contributions included:
Mestas reported an ending cash balance of $789 with $357.97 in campaign debt. She reported a $658 refund from the City of San Leandro for her candidate statement and a $658 payment to Chad Pennebaker for rent.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 16, 2011 12:01 AM | TrackBack