Sunday, 25 February 2024

Supervisorial candidates report on contributions, expenditures

LAKE COUNTY – In the most recently reported campaign financing period, candidates in the three supervisorial races raised just under two-thirds of the total funds they've accumulated so far this year, according to campaign finance documents.


The filings, due from all candidates last week and submitted to the Lake County Registrar of Voters, covered the period from March 18 through May 17 with additional tallies for 2008 thus far.


The nine candidates across three supervisorial districts raised a total of $22,873.19 in this reporting period, and $35,127.67 for the entire year to date thus far, documents showed.


Total expenditures for all candidates reached $21,702.52 for March through May, and $29,435.43 for the year.


Raising the most money across all campaigns for both the year and the two-month reporting period was James Comstock of Middletown, running for the District 1 supervisorial seat. So far this year Comstock has raised $11,519.19, with $9,727.19 accumulated during the latest reporting period.


The second-largest amount raised for the year so far was accumulated by Robert Stark, who is challenging incumbent Rob Brown for the District 5 supervisorial seat. Stark raised $5,025 from March through May, and $6,125.22 for the year.


District 1 Supervisor hopeful Susanne La Faver raised the third-highest amount for the year among all candidates, $5,998.26, as well as the third-highest amount for the reporting period, $3,704.


Brown has spent the most so far this year of any candidate – $9,335.08 – nearly twice the next-highest spender, Comstock, at $5,773.86. Brown said he had raised money last year which was held over for this spring's expenditures. Brown raised $3,961 this spring and $1,523 from March through May.


Incumbent District 4 Supervisor Anthony Farrington, who is running unopposed, raised no money in either the reporting period or the rest of the year.


The following are basic breakdowns of total amounts raised and expenditures for the two-month reporting period. Contributions of $100 or more that must be listed per election rules also are included.


DISTRICT 1


JAMES COMSTOCK


Total raised this reporting period: $9,727.19 ($200 in loans)

Expenditures this reporting period: $5,240.57

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $11,519.19 ($700 in loans)

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $5,773.86


Contributions received: William A. Throop, Calpine power plant tech, Clearlake, $100; Peter Luchetti, cattle rancher/Luchetti Ranch, Sausalito, $5,000; Larry Menzio, Menzio Tire, Middletown, $150; Michael R. Wilson, chief executive officer of Bi-Coastal Media, Hidden Valley Lake, $200; Bill Djernes, cattle rancher/Djernes Cattle Co., Middletown, $150; Rudy Smith, grape grower for Mount St. Helena Vineyard, Middletown, $1,000; Richard Traverso, retired, Hillsborough, $200; Fletcher Thornton Sr., Judo instructor/Middletown Judo Club, Middletown, $250; Helen Esaacson, housewife, Middletown, $250; J. Kurt Steil, retired, Middletown, $1,000; Ron Minudri, insurance broker/Minudri Insurance, Kelseyville, $100; David L. James, retired, Clearlake Oaks, $500; Ken C. Porter, contractor/Kimco Development, Hidden Valley Lake, $250.



DON DORNBUSH


Total raised this reporting period: $800

Expenditures this reporting period: $315.28

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $1,800 ($1,000 in loans)

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $851.21


Contributions: Robert Riggs, attorney, Kelseyville, $500; Patricia Dornbush, retired, Santa Rosa, $300.



SCOTT FERGUSSON


Total raised this reporting period: $1,000

Expenditures this reporting period: $1,497

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $2,970

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $2,386


Contributions: Patrick M. Clark, self-employed/handyman, Lower Lake, $200; Larry Boardman, LT Boardman Enterprises, Finley, $400; Hollis Hadley, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Lower Lake, $400.



SUSANNE LA FAVER


Total raised this reporting period: $3,704

Expenditures this reporting period: $4,003.23

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $5,998.26 ($257.26 in nonmonetary contributions)

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $5,446.89


Contributions: Wendy White, retired, Glenhaven, $100; Beverly A. Norton, retired, Sacramento, $299; Terri Anne Chase, IS director/Ritz Food Services, Hidden Valley Lake, $100; David James, retired, Clearlake Oaks, $500; Lois M. Moore, professor/University of San Francisco, Novato, $250; Christopher Layton, owner/Christopher's Inn and Pine Grove, Calistoga, $250; Marilyn G. Davin, freelance writer/editor, Ferndale, $100; Robert Riggs, attorney, Kelseyville, $1,000; South Lake Democratic Club, Clearlake, $100; National Women's Political Caucus of California, Oxnard, $500; Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Francisco, $100.



JOEY LUIZ


Total raised this reporting period: $1,044 ($200 in nonmonetary contributions)

Expenditures this reporting period: $984.28

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $2,044 ($200 in nonmonetary contributions)

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $984.28


Contributions: John Amdt, Lower Lake, $100; Brian Fisher, Kelseyville, $150; RAH Signs and Outdoor Media, Hidden Valley Lake, $200 worth of magnet signs (nonmonetary contribution).



ROBERT MACINTYRE


Total raised this reporting period: $50

Expenditures this reporting period: $800.99

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $710 ($20 in nonmonetary contributions)

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $1,868.68


Contributions: None listed over $100.



DISTRICT 4


ANTHONY FARRINGTON


Total raised this reporting period: $0

Expenditures this reporting period: $782.81

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $0

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $782.81


Contributions: None.



DISTRICT 5


ROB BROWN


Total raised this reporting period: $1,523

Expenditures this reporting period: $6,506.43

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $3,961

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $9,335.08


Contributions: Citizens Anti-Crime Committee, Rancho Santa Margarita, $500; Don Emerson, retired, Cobb, $200; William Kearney, pharmacist, Lakeport, $200; Jim Jonas, petroleum distributor, Lower Lake, $100; Michael Lampson, retired, Kelseyville, $100; Steven Ellis, rancher, Lower Lake, $100.



ROBERT STARK


Total raised this reporting period: $5,025

Expenditures this reporting period: $1,571.93

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $6,125

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $2,006.83


Contributions: Wendy White, retired, Glenhaven, $100; Robert Riggs, attorney, Kelseyville, $500; Therese Nelson, retired, Cobb, $100; Thomas Slaight, retired, Cobb, $500; KW Homes, contractor, Cobb, $250; Rendee Burns, Realtor, Cobb, $100; Robert Morrison, retired, Sunnyvale, $300; Bill Sullivan, retired, Cobb, $100; Milt Andreason, retired, Cobb, $100; South Lake Democratic Committee, Clearlake, $100; California United Homecare Workers Political Action Committee, San Bernardino, $1,000; Patricia Keel, retired, Cobb, $100; Thomas Slaight, retired, Cobb, $500; Stephen Klein, librarian, Long Beach, $200; Rob Roy Golf Club, Cobb, $250; Elaine Robinson, retired, Cobb, $100; Steven Zalusky, retired, Cobb, $250.


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