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Hart Candidate Brings in $12K

In his bid for a seat on the Hart district school board, candidate Joe Messina brought in the most money, garnering $11,900 in the three-month filing period, which closed the end of September. . .

     Messina is owner of Wild Cat Technology Solutions in the Santa Clarita Valley.

    Approximately two-thirds of the 37 contributors listed on his campaign statement filed at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk’s office are from businesses, Messina said.

    Some of the candidate’s largest contributors are: $1,000 from Larry Rasmussen, $500 each from Wesco Machinery, Michell & Tyler Shaw, One Forty Three Enterprises Inc., Tri-Tip Inc., BJ Atkins, CRS Holding, PSLAW, Valencia Acura, David Duncan, Peter Nichols, Richard Sandnes, Messina and his wife, and Messina’s company.

    Maria’s Deli contributed $650 in food to Messina’s campaign.

    The candidate coming closest to Messina is an incumbent on the William S. Hart Union High School District board, Paul Strickland, with $7,958. He is a loan officer with Lighthouse Lending.

    Strickland, who contributed $2,500 to his campaign, lists his largest contributors as KHTS-Radio, Valencia Acura and Lighthouse Lending. Each gave $500.

    KHTS-Radio also ran a fund-raiser for an in-kind contribution of $500.

For the whole story, visit The Signal's webpage.