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Santa Clarita City Council Race 2014: Candidate Fundraising By The Numbers

Santa Clarita City Council candidates filed financial papers that closed their fundraising efforts in conjunction with a Jan. 31 deadline, according to city records.


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The semiannual disclosures are filled for City Council fundraising efforts from Jan. 1 to June 30, and from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2013.

The election takes place April 8 this year.

Here’s a look at the forms for each of the Santa Clarita City Council candidates regarding their campaign contributions (in alphabetical order):

1. Dante Acosta

Dante Acosta’s forms show that he raised $5,816 in contributions since Aug. 26, while spending $4,020.81 during the same period.

EZ Access Self Storage donated $1,000 on Jan. 16.

2. Sandra Bull  

Bull did not file any donations for the most recent filing period.

3. Moazzem H. Chowdhury

 

Chowdhury did not file any donations for the most recent filing period.

4. Dennis Conn

 

Conn did not file any donations for the most recent filing period.

5.  Stephen P. Daniels

 

Daniels did not file any donations for the most recent filing period.

6. Alan Ferdman

 

Canyon Country resident Alan Ferdman put $9,314 in his coffers during the most recent filing period, between a $2,000 loan and $7,314 in contributions.

During the first filing period in 2013, Ferdman gathered $7,357 -- another $2,000 in a loan, $5,157 in monetary contributions and $200 in nonmonetary donations.

Ferdman spent $1,893 in the first filing period and $1,015 in the most recent period, which left his campaign with $13,563 in assets, and $4,000 in outstanding debts for the loans.

7. Maria Gutzeit

 

Gutzeit disclosed a $10,000 loan and a $2,000 loan to her campaign fund.

8. Berta Gonzalez-Harper

 

Gonzalez-Harper took out $2,000 in loans for her campaign.

9. Duane Harte

 

Harte counted a $1,000 contribution from “Buck” McKeon for Congress, in addition to $5,470 over the last year, and received an additional $159 in nonmonetary contributions. He also took out a $5,000 loan for his campaign.

After spending $2,591 on his campaign in the last year, he still has $7,879 left for the last two months of the campaign season.

10. Marsha McLean

 

McLean raised $18,569 in this most recent campaign disclosure period, and a total of $22,041 in the last year. All of it was in the form of contributions. There was also an additional $476.40 in nonmonetary contributions.

There were $1,415.13 in expenditures, leaving her with an ending cash balance of $21,739.91 for the last two month of April’s race.

There was also an outstanding debt of $3,750 from a campaign loan in 2012.

11. Gloria Mercado-Fortine

 

Mercado-Fortine received a total of $22,269 in contributions, with $7,000 coming in the form of a loan. There was $2,859 in expenditures, placing her ending balance for the last reporting period at $20,410, according to city records. Her campaign had outstanding debts in the form of $7,000.

She received $1,000 in a donation from the labor union the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in January.

12. Laurene Weste

 

Weste raised a total of $18,276 during the last campaign disclosure period. Of that, $8,276 came from monetary contributions. There was $762.90 in expenditures reported. There was an outstanding debt totaling $3,000.

13. Paul Wieczorek

 

Wieczorek did not file any donations for the most recent filing period.

City Planning Commissioner Diane Trautman and former City Council candidate Mark Hershey also filed contributions for 2013, but neither resident is running for council.


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Santa Clarita City Council Race 2014: Candidate Fundraising By The Numbers


Article: Santa Clarita City Council Race 2014: Candidate Fundraising By The Numbers
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Perry Smith