Friday, May 23, 2014

Cash Flows into Supes Races

Posted By on Fri, May 23, 2014 at 4:01 PM

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The last batch of campaign finance report statements came in this week to the Humboldt County Elections Office, with the county’s four supervisorial candidates reporting raising a total of more than $108,000 in the filing period, which ran March 18 through May 17.

That means an average of about $1,800 poured into local supes campaigns daily during the 60-day filing period, with incumbent 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg leading the cash race, reporting donations totaling more than $41,000 for the period. If there was a surprise in the reporting period, it would have to be that 4th District challenger Chris Kerrigan outraised incumbent Virginia Bass for the period by more than $6,000. Kerrigan, who has made repeated mention on the campaign trail of being up against “big money” in the election, still trails Bass considerably in year-to-date contributions (Bass reports having raised $42,863 to Kerrigan’s $39,744) and year-to-date expenditures, with Bass having shelled out $81,439 on the 2014 campaign trail to Kerrigan’s $35,921.

Here’s a closer look at the reports in each race:

4th District

Virginia Bass reported receiving 69 individual donations totaling $24,937 for the filing period. About 78 percent of the money reported came from organizations, businesses and people with listed addresses inside the 4th District. Her largest reported contributions were: $2,500 from the Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization; $1,500 from the California Association of Realtors Political Action Committee; $1,500 from North Coast Fabricators and $1,000 each from Barnum Timber, Operating Engineers 3 Local 40, David Schneider, Maurice Shaw and Ernie Weston. She spent a total of $60,519 during the filing period, finishing with $26,377 in cash on hand.

Chris Kerrigan reported receiving a total of 127 individual donations totaling $30,131 for the filing period. About 77 percent of the money reported came from organizations, businesses and people with listed addresses inside the 4th District. His largest reported contributions were: $1,350 from Kenneth Miller; $1,000 each from William Pierson and the Central Labor Council of Humboldt and Del Norte counties; and $500 each from Darryle Story, Joy Thomas, Patricia Anne Winterson, Claire Perricelli, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 Political Action Committee. Kerrigan spent a total of $27,115.91 in the filing period, finishing with $6,131 in cash on hand.

5th District

Incumbent Ryan Sundberg reported receiving 54 individual donations totaling $41,024 for the filing period. About 78 percent of the money reported came from organizations, businesses and people with listed addresses inside the 5th District. His largest reported contributions were: $2,500 each from the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization; $1,875 from Neal Ewald; $1,500 from the California Association of Realtors Political Action Committee; $1,280 from Hank Combs Jr.; $1,100 from Hooven and Co.; and $1,000 each from Humboldt Redwood Co., Operating Engineers Local No. 3 and Toby and Tammy Goucher. Sundberg reported spending a total of $29,702, finishing with $38,327 in cash on hand.

Challenger Sharon Latour reported receiving 29 donations totaling $12,131 for the filing period. About 62 percent of the money reported came from organizations, businesses and people with listed addresses inside the 5th District. Her largest reported contributions were: $1,500 from the California United Homecare Workers Political Action Committee; $1,00 each from the Central Labor Council of Humboldt and Del Norte counties, Peter Martin and Mark Youdall; and $500 each from Greg Blomstrom, David Young and Ken Miller. Latour reported spending a total of $8,359 in the filing period, finishing with $13,824 in cash on hand.
Check back with www.northcoastjournal.com soon to see the disclosure reports for the race to become Humboldt County’s next district attorney.
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