Tuesday, 16 April 2024

Fund amounts raised in District 1 race continue to grow

SOUTH LAKE COUNTY – As the District 1 supervisorial candidates head into the home stretch for the November election, the most recent report on campaign expenditures and donations shows there was a slight slowdown in fundraising earlier in the summer.

The latest financial report on file for District 1 candidates Susanne La Faver and James Comstock is for May 18 through June 30.

La Faver was the top vote getter in the June 3 primary, receiving 811 votes and 31.8 percent of the vote to Comstock's 800 votes, which accounted for 31.4 percent, according to the Registrar of Voters Office. The two candidates far outpaced the rest of the six-person field.

At that time, Comstock had already raised $11,519.19, the largest amount of any candidate in the three supervisorial races. La Faver had raised $5,998.26 during the same time period.

From the beginning of the campaign season through June 30, Comstock leads in money raised, with $13,048.19; La Faver's total through June 30 is $8,017.

The two candidates raised close to the same amount for the May through June reporting period, with Comstock pulling in $2,229 and La Faver $2,047, according to reporting documents.

During the same period, La Faver spent $1,151.19, compared to Comstock's $2,209.90.

For total campaign spending from the start of the year through June 30, Comstock spent $7,983.76, with La Faver reporting $7,009.06 in expenditures.

The following campaign contributions, expenses and donors are included in the recent reports.


Total raised this reporting period: $2,229

Expenditures this reporting period: $2,209.90

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $13,048.19 (including $700 in loans from candidate)

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $7,983.76

Payments made:

Middletown Times Star, campaign advertising, $375

Middletown Times Star, campaign advertising, $375

James Comstock, reimbursement for campaign signs, $1,172.21

Political Calling.Com, campaign phone messaging, $102.32

Political Data Inc., campaign phone messaging, $118.25.

Contributions received:

William Throop, Calpine power plant tech, $100 ($200 year-to-date)

North Coast Builders Exchange, political action committee, $1,000

Earnest M. Emery, retired, $100

Joseph P. Keith, building contractor, $250

Herb and Kim Bladel, refrigeration company, $250

Roland Shaul, telecom business, $200

Jessie Head, building contractor, $100

Kellie Risso, homemaker, $100


Total raised this reporting period: $2,047

Expenditures this reporting period: $1,151.19

Total raised calendar year-to-date: $8,017

Expenditures for calendar year-to-date: $7,009.06

Payments made:

Perfect T's and Screening, yard signs, $134.69

Dr. Don's Buttons, Badges and Magnets, pinback buttons, $249.44

Forand Balloon Imprinters Inc., latex balloons, $166.64

Middletown Times Star, newspaper ad, $100

Voter Guide Slate Mail, voter guide, $200

CDMM, Web and wifi, $79

Contributions received:

Friends of Pat Wiggins, $250

Chuck Lamb, self-employed/Airkayaks.com, $250

Christopher Layton, owner of Pine Grove Resort and Spa, $250 ($500 year-to-date)

Judy Mirbegian, office manager for Dr. Mirbegian, $100 ($150 year-to-date)

Lois M. Moore, University of San Francisco professor, $50 ($100 year-to-date)

R.S. DeVoto, owner of DeVoto Vineyards, $250

William T. Tobin, retired, $200

Campaign expenditures and donations can be expected to grow in the month ahead, as the campaign draws closer to the Nov. 4 election.

The candidates have two upcoming finance reports due, one for the period of July 1 through Sept. 30, which is to be submitted by Oct. 6, followed by another due on Oct. 23, according to the Registrar of Voters Office.

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