Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Election 2010: Local candidates submit first quarter financial reports

LAKE COUNTY – The first major campaign finance filing for candidates in local races shows that nearly $49,000 has been raised over the last two months.

The statements cover the period from Jan. 1 through March 17.


Contributions include cash, nonmonetary gifts and loans.


The race that's raised the most money so far is for Lake County superintendent of schools, with more than $25,000 raised.


Candidate Wally Holbrook brought in just over $20,005 in contributions – the largest amount of any candidate in any race so far. That includes $4,000 in loans, nearly $8,500 in nonmonetary contributions and about $7,500 in cash.


His opponent in the race, Judy Luchsinger, raised just over $5,400 – all in cash contributions – in the same period.


Nearly $7,500 was raised in the two-month reporting period by district attorney candidates, with incumbent Jon Hopkins bringing in just over $5,300 compared to challengers Doug Rhoades, with $1,450, and Don Anderson, with $665.


The three sheriff's candidates brought in, combined, just under $4,000 during the reporting period. Challenger Jack Baxter raised $1,650, incumbent Rod Mitchell had $1,649 and challenger Francisco Rivero reported $680 in contributions.


In the race for District 2 supervisor, Joyce Overton raised just over $1,700, with incumbent Jeff Smith reporting no contributions during that period.


For the District 3 supervisorial race, incumbent Denise Rushing reported just over $9,500, while challenger Bob Hesterberg reported $900 in contributions, which he made to himself in the form of a loan. The other challenger in the race, Gary Lewis, filed a special form in which he stated he intends to raise less than $1,000.


Breakdowns for the financial reports follow.


DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Don Anderson

Beginning cash balance: $1,000
Total contributions received this period: $665
Itemized contributions: $600
Unitemized contributions: $65
Nonmonetary contributions: $0
Expenditures: $0
Total cash ending balance: $1,665
Outstanding debts: $0

Itemized contributions:

Richard Allen, Clearlake Oaks, retired, $100
L.R. Russ Addiss, Kelseyville, Self-employed accountant, $500


Jon Hopkins

Beginning cash balance: $200
Total contributions received this period: $5,319
Itemized contributions: $3,650
Unitemized contributions: $669
Nonmonetary contributions: $0
Loans: $1,000 (made to self)
Expenditures: $1,882.83 ($1,566.06 itemized, $316.77 unitemized)
Total cash ending balance: $3,636.17
Outstanding debts: $0

Itemized contributions:

Frederick Lambert, Half Moon Bay, professor, Hastings College of the Law, $500
Gerri Brown, Kelseyville, victim advocate, county of Lake, $100
John Candido, Lakeport, retired, $100
James Hagan, Lakeport, podiatrist, $500
Dana Kearney, Kelseyville, pharmacy technician, Northlake Medical Pharmacy, $100
Gary Cambra, Lakeport, auto sales, Kathy Fowler Chevrolet, $100
Patricia Novatny, Clearlake, landscape design, Highlands Landscaping, $100
Milo Hoovler, Clearlake, auto parts sales, Clearlake Auto Parts, $100
Brad Onorato, Napa, district representative for Congressman Mike Thompson, $250
Christian L. Hansen, Kelseyville, retired, $100
Toni M. Scully, Lakeport, pear grower, Scully Packing Co., $100
Richard Hinchcliff, Lakeport, chief deputy district attorney, county of Lake, $300
James Rothberg, Cobb, mortgage broker, Mountain Mortgage, $100
Kathleen Serano, Carlsbad, retired, $100
Jack Williams, Oceanside, retired, $100
Carol Germenis, Cobb, retired, $100
Tom Cushing, Santa Rosa, psychologist, $250
Donna Thomas, Lakeport, real estate, TFI LLC, $200
Susan J. Martin, Kelseyville, retired, $100
Pamela Maes, Kelseyville, nurse practitioner, Maes Family Practice, $100
Jim Fetzer, Lucerne, winery owner, Ceago Vinegarden, $250

Itemized expenditures

Lake County Registrar of Voters, filing fees, $550.50
Lake County Registrar of Voters, filing fees, $1,015.56


Douglas Rhoades

Beginning cash balance: $0
Total contributions received this period: $1,450
Itemized contributions: $1,250
Unitemized contributions: $200
Nonmonetary contributions: $0
Loans: $0
Expenditures: $135.83 ($125 itemized, $10.83 unitemized)
Total cash ending balance: $1,314.17
Outstanding debts: $0

Itemized contributions:

Laurel Groshong, Lakeport, retired state administrator, $250
Nancy Rhoades, Kelseyville, educator, Lake County Office of Education, $500
Ron Green, Lower Lake, attorney, $100
Mitchell Hauptman, Lakeport, attorney, $200
Bill Wolfe, Kelseyville, retired tire salesman, $100
Quinn Law Offices, Lower Lake, attorney, $100

Itemized expenditures:

Staples, printing materials for campaign literature, $125


SHERIFF

Jack Baxter

Beginning cash balance: $0
Total contributions received this period: $1,650
Itemized contributions: $1,650
Unitemized contributions: $0
Nonmonetary contributions: $0
Loans: $0
Expenditures: $74.21 (all unitemized)
Total cash ending balance: $1,650
Outstanding debts: $0

Itemized contributions:

John Cassotta, Valencia, retired, $100
Richard T. Long, Mission Viejo, vice president and director of law enforcement, 3SI Security Systems, $500
Amy Glazer, Lakeport, retired, $1,050


Rodney Mitchell

Beginning cash balance: $4,375.43
Total contributions received this reporting period: $1,649
Itemized contributions: $1,100
Unitemized contributions: $199
Nonmonetary contributions: $350
Loans: $0
Expenditures: $2,507.26 ($1,763.38 itemized, $393.88 unitemized)
Total cash ending balance: $3,517.17
Outstanding debts: $0

Itemized contributions:

Morton Levine, Clearlake, self-employed physician, $100
Terry Fries, Kelseyville, self-employed, Fries & Fries Consulting, $500
Phil Garner, Clearlake Oaks, lineman, Pacific Gas & Electric, $100
Mike Browning, Middletown, self-employed, The Cowpoke Cafe, $200
Gil Vanattenhoven, Folsom, self-employed, Van & Associates, $100
James Walker, Kelseyville, master electrician, Sonoma County, $100

Nonmonetary contributions:

Becky Mitchell, Lakeport, disabled, Web site development, $350

Itemized expenditures:

Robert Pierce, photography, $143.15
Lake County Registrar of Voters, candidate filing fee, $1,069.73
Lake County Registrar of Voters, candidate's statement for ballot, $550.50


Francisco Rivero

Beginning cash balance: $1,705.91
Total contributions received this reporting period: $680
Total contributions received calendar year to date: $3,229.22
Itemized contributions: $250
Unitemized contributions: $430
Nonmonetary contributions: $0
Loans received year-to-date: $2,499
Expenditures this reporting period: $1,376.98
Expenditures for this calendar year: $2,220.29
Total cash ending balance: $1,009.91
Outstanding debts: $2,499

Itemized contributions:

Randall Aiman-Smith, Oakland, self-employed attorney, $250

Itemized expenditures:

Lake County Registrar of Voters, candidate's statement publishing fee, $550
Lake County Registrar of Voters, filing fee, $794


LAKE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

Wally Holbrook

Beginning cash balance: $579.52
Total contributions received this reporting period: $20,005.75
Total contributions received calendar year to date: $21,005.75
Itemized contributions: $5,094
Unitemized contributions: $2,412
Nonmonetary contributions: $8,499.75
Loans received year-to-date: $4,000
Expenditures this reporting period: $18,770.37
Expenditures for this calendar year: $18,770.37
Total cash ending balance: $5,035.13
Outstanding debt: $7,109.75

Itemized contributions:

James Hermann, Kelseyville, retired, $100
Amy Wind, Lakeport, esthetician, Lakewind Skincare, $200
Dennis Rollins, Lakeport, retired, $160
Cathy Brennan, Lakeport, retired, $500
Robert R. Riggs, Kelseyville, attorney, Katzoff & Riggs, $200
A.K. Holbrook, Tucson, Ariz., retired, $1,000
Carol Bettencourt, Lucerne, retired, $100
Pam and Gary Maes, Kelseyville, nurse practitioner and doctor, $100
Mark A. Cooper, Clearlake, dentist, Clearlake Dental, $100
Marsha Thibodeaux, Kelseyville, counselor, Safe Schools Lake County Office of Education, $100
Korby Olson, Hidden Valley, district superintendent, Middletown Unified School District, $175
Flora Krasnovsky, Oakland, retired, $100
Walter Lyon, Kelseyville, farmer, $100
Dan McAdams, Lafayette, retired, $250
Michael Casey, Lakeport, retired, $200
Cameron Reeves, Lakeport, retired, $200
Tom Jordan, Lakeport, management consulting, Cerenio Management Group, $100
John Berry, Kelseyville, Kelseyville Unified School District principal and Lake County Record-Bee golf columnist, $150
Carleton Stewart, Kelseyville, school principal, Konocti Unified School District, $150
Dorothy Christiansen, Walnut Creek, retired, $100
Robert Groves, Fairfield, retired, $499
Thomas Nixon, Kelseyville, retired, $200
James Robert Hilton, Kelseyville, retired, $100
James Knox, Lakeport, retired, $100
April Leiferman, Kelseyville, principal, Konocti Unified School District, $110

Loans:

Wally Holbrook, $1,000
Linda Holbrook, $3,000

Nonmonetary contributions:

Marc and Brenda Hooper, Kelseyville, consultant, Ag Unlimited and Lyman Group Inc., creation and maintenance of Web site and database, $8,499.75

Itemized expenditures:

Clearlake Rotary, Clearlake, civic donations, $500
Gary Olsen, Kelseyville, campaign consultant, $1,000
Ireland Agency Inc., Windsor, meetings and appearances, $475
Lake County News, Lucerne, advertising, $150
Lakeport Yacht Club, Lakeport, meetings and appearances, $150
Linda Holbrook, Kelseyville, $273.57 (subvendor, Uline, Waukegan, Ill., campaign literature and mailings; subvendor, Badge-A-Mini, Oglesby, IL, campaign paraphernalia
Linnell Printing, Kelseyville, campaign literature and mailings, $1,447.31
PayPal, San Jose, bank transaction fees, $106.66
RA Hamilton Co., Hidden Valley Lake, campaign paraphernalia, $389.70
Lake County Registrar of Voters, candidate filing and statement fees, $2,153.59
Rob Roy Golf Course, Cobb, meetings and appearances, $180
Soper-Reese Community Theatre, meetings and appearances, $100

Accrued expenditures:

Linda Holbrook, Kelseyville, $2,109.75 (subvendor, Econoline Signs Inc., Santa Rosa, campaign paraphernalia)


Judy Luchsinger

Beginning cash balance: $0
Total contributions received this reporting period: $5,438
Itemized contributions: $1,300
Unitemized contributions: $4,138
Nonmonetary contributions: $0
Loans received year to date: $0
Expenditures this reporting period: $6,624.20
Total cash ending balance: $3,013.80
Outstanding debts: $4,200

Itemized contributions:

David and Loraine James, Clearlake Oaks, retired, $500
Tom and Ruth Lincoln, Lakeport, owners, Lincoln-Leavitt Insurance Agency, $200
William C. and Victoria N. Myer, Kelseyville, owners, Piedmont Lumber, $500
William H. H. Wolfe, Kelseyville, retired, $100

Itemized expenditures:

Andrew Luchsinger, Tucson, Ariz., Web design, $400
Lakeport Enhanced Education Foundation, Lakeport, meetings and appearances, $500
Lake County Registrar of Voters, Lakeport, candidate filing and statement fees, $1,524.20


DISTRICT 2 SUPERVISOR

Joyce Overton

Beginning cash balance: $0
Total contributions received this reporting period: $1,708.58
Itemized contributions: $1,200
Unitemized contributions: $508.58
Nonmonetary contributions: $380
Loans received year to date: $500 (to self)
Expenditures this reporting period: $1,528.05
Total cash ending balance: $680.53
Outstanding debts: $0

Itemized contributions:

Piedad Treadway, Clearlake, retired, $1,000
Friends of Pat Wiggins 2010, Santa Rosa, state senator, $100
Joan Moore, Clearlake, In-Home Supportive Services, $100

Nonmonetary contributions:

Dian Gibson, Clearlake, owner, Sunset Resort, printing, $200

Itemized expenditures:

Lake County Registrar of Voters, candidate statement, $268.06
Lake County Registrar of Voters, pro-rated filing fee, $475.52
Register.com, Web site domain registration, $109
Voteahost.com, Web site hosting, $105.35


Jeff Smith

Beginning cash balance: $2,683.68
Total contributions received this reporting period: $0
Itemized contributions: $0
Unitemized contributions: $0
Nonmonetary contributions: $0
Loans received year to date: $0
Expenditures this reporting period: $826.98
Total cash ending balance: $1,864.85
Outstanding debts: $0

Itemized expenditures:

Lake County Registrar of Voters, candidate's statement, $268.06
Lake County Registrar of Voters, candidate's filing fee, $550.77


DISTRICT 3 SUPERVISOR

Gary Lewis

Lewis filed a Form 470, which means he does not anticipate raising or spending more than $1,000 this calendar year.


Robert Hesterberg

Beginning cash balance: $0
Total contributions received this reporting period: $900
Itemized contributions: $900
Unitemized contributions: $0
Nonmonetary contributions: $0
Loans received year to date: $900 (to self)
Expenditures this reporting period: $282.23
Total cash ending balance: $617.77
Outstanding debts: $900

Itemized expenditures:

Lake County Registrar of Voters, filing fee, $282.23


Denise Rushing

Beginning cash balance: $467.77
Total contributions received this reporting period: $9,506
Itemized contributions: $7,475
Unitemized contributions: $579
Nonmonetary contributions: 1,452
Loans received year to date: $0
Expenditures this reporting period: $2,635.75
Total cash ending balance: $8,234.02
Outstanding debts: $0

Itemized contributions:

Harris and Lamb LLC, Clearlake Oaks, Internet business sales, $1,000 ($1,409 year-to-date)
Mike Thompson for Congress, Sacramento, $1,000
Howard Friel, Kelseyville, retired, $100
Victoria Brandon, Lower Lake, retired, $500
Paul Bradford Onorato, Napa, field aide for Congressman Mike Thompson, $500
Lars Crail, Kelseyville, farmer, $500
Paul Marchand and Juliana Vidich, physician at Sutter Lakeside Hospital and rancher, $2,500
Roberto Lozano, Kelseyville, retired, $100
Steve DeVoto, Kelseyville, farmer, $500
Susanne La Faver, Hidden Valley Lake, retired, $100
Tyler Lee, Lucerne, retired, $250
Blaine Wishart, Kelseyville, retired, $200
Carol Bettencourt, Lucerne, retired, $100 ($160 year-to-date)
Irenia Quitiquit, Nice, environmental director, Scotts Valley Pomo, $25 ($380 year-to-date)
Ed Robey, Lower Lake, retired, $100

Nonmonetary contributions:

Loretta McCarthy, Upper Lake, retired, silent auction – jewelry and jar, $115
Denise Rushing, Upper Lake, District 3 supervisor, silent auction – beverage cases and eggs, $308
Grant Murray Jr., Upper Lake, retired, silent auction – wine barrel, $150
Clarke's Collectibles, business, silent auction – collectible, hall rental from Sons of Italy, $270
Harris and Lamb LLC, Clearlake Oaks, Internet sales, silent auction – kayak, $409

Itemized expenditures:

PayPal Inc., San Jose, bank service fees, $132.73
Lake County Registrar of Voters, Lakeport, filing fees, $483.12
Harbor House Restaurant, Nice, fundraising events, $230.05
Cafepress.com, Foster City, campaign paraphernalia, $146.12

Miscellaneous increases to cash:

Luisa Acosta, Finley, silent auction items – teapot, photo, egg plate, collectibles, $110
Lona Jeppeson, Lucerne, silent auction items – earrings, jewelry, statues, $100
Irenia Quitiquit, Nice, silent auction item – inflatable kayak, $355

The next deadline for candidates' campaign finance filing will be May 27, according to the Lake County Registrar of Voters' election calendar.


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