October 26, 2012

Prola Dominates Fundraising in San Leandro City Council District 6 Race

In the District 6 San Leandro City Council race, incumbent Jim Prola raised $10,209 during the most recent reporting period, nearly 10 times the $2,290 raised by challenger Hermy Almonte. For this campaign, Prola has raised $31,063, the most of any candidate in the 2012 election. District 2 candidate Mack-Rose follows with $26,366.

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.

Pre-election campaign statements for current City Council candidates were due October 25, 2012, for the reporting period October 1 to October 20 and are summarized below. This is the last reporting deadline prior to the election. Only contributions of $1,000 of more are required to be reported between October 21 and the election.


Jim Prola

Prola reported $23,516 in his campaign account from $10,209 in contributions. Prola reported $12,000 in outstanding campaign debt.

Significant contributions to Prola included:

  • $2,500 from the San Leandro Police Officers Association
  • $1,500 from UNITY PAC
  • $1,000 from the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce PAC
  • $1,000 from IFPTE, Local 21 PAC, which represents city employees
  • $500 from MAPA PAC, AFSCME Local 1001
  • $500 from AMSCME District Council 36 PAC
  • $500 from Construction and General Laborers Local 304 PAC
  • $500 from Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • $100 from Assemblymember Bob Weickowski
  • $100 from Hayward City Council candidate Al Mendall

Prola's expenses included:

Jim Prola's Campaign Statement for October 1 to October 20, 2012


Hermy Almonte

Almonte reported $3,033 in his campaign account from $2,290 in contributions and a $3,100 personal loan to his campaign from his wife Maria. Almonte reported $4,500 in outstanding campaign debt.

Significant contributions to Almonte included:

  • $500 from Rodolfo and Paraluman Almonte
  • $500 from Joseph Daluraya

Almonte's campaign expenses included $1,490 to Handled With Care Mailing Service for postage and delivery and $632 to Akido Printing for campaign flyers.

Hermy Almonte's Campaign Statement for October 1 to October 20, 2012

The election will be held on November 6, 2012, and will be the second time that ranked choice voting is used in San Leandro elections.

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