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Supervisorial races: McNeill leads in spending

By From page A1 | May 30, 2014

Leading the District 4 supervisorial race for contributions and spending is Scott McNeill, who sent out two hit pieces against Howard Penn this week.

McNeil has raised $56,410 and spent $48,919, as of May 17. His biggest contributor is Region Builders who gave $24,200. Other contributions have been in-kind office space, a loan McNeil made to himself and individual contributions.

Howard Penn has raised $37,990 and spent $33,763. His contributors are a mix of recreation companies and individuals.

Michael Ranalli has raised $46,950 and spent $43,478. His largest contributions are loans to himself.

Tim Palmer has raised $8,256 and spent $8,671. His contributions are mainly from a fund-raiser and individuals.

Lori Parlin has raised $19,980 and spent $18,801. Her contributors are individuals and small businesses.

Michael Pettibone has raised $20,360 and spent $9,248. His largest contributor is a construction company. He has also received various in-kind contributions.

Winston Pingrey has raised $10,906 and spent $10,823. His largest contribution is a loan.

David Souza has raised $3,189 and spent $2,929. His largest contribution is a loan to himself.

Supervisor race — District 5

In the race for supervisor in District 5, Gerri Grego has raised the most  at $22,423 and spent $22,258. Her largest contribution is from a company in Concord.

Kevin Brown has raised $20,593 and spent $19,681. His largest contribution is a loan to himself.

Sue Novasel has raised $12,994 and spent $14,931. Her largest contribution is a loan to herself.

Teresa Piper has raised $3,417 and spent $1,481. Her contributors are mostly individuals.

Angela Swanson has raised $8,764 and spent $9,052.

Kenneth Curtzwiler has raised $3,560 and has spent $837 to date.

Elected department heads

Incumbent Auditor-Controller Joe Harn has raised $88,765 and spent $78,050 to retain his seat. His contributors include $22,000 from real estate developer Angelo Tsakopoulos, $5,000 from different real estate companies, as well as loans.

Challenger Mike Owen has raised $17,124 and spent $20,456. His contributions consist of loans from himself and his business plus contributions from other business owners.

Challenger Chris Amaral has raised $9,780 and spent $6,070 in his campaign for recorder-clerk. His contributions include an $8,000 loan to himself and $3,000 from the El Dorado Democratic Campaign.

Incumbent Clerk-Recorder Bill Schultz has raised $2,797 and has spent $2,137. His primary contribution is a loan made to himself.

In the race for Treasurer-Tax Collector, challenger and Board of Supervisors member Ron Briggs in a filing made May 21, reported contributions of $3,255 and expenses of $3,205. His sole contribution was a loan made to himself. However, an ad for Briggs appeared on four different mailers that also featured Joe Harn and other candidates. Harn reported spending $9,158 on those mailers.

Incumbent Treasurer-Tax Collector Cherie Raffety has raised $32,417 and spent $25,495. Most of her contributions are loans made to herself.

District Attorney Pierson has raised $7,367 and spent $3,699. His donations consist primarily of loans to himself and contributions from his staff. His opponent, Judson Henry had previously announced his withdrawal and endorsement of Pierson, but his name remains on the ballot.

Incumbents running unchallenged include Surveyor Rich Briner, Assessor Karl Weiland, Sheriff John D’Agostini and Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers.

Briner has raised nothing and only paid his filing fee.

Weiland has raised and spent $1,278. His sole contribution was a loan made to himself.

D’Agostini has raised $42,179 and spent $36,148. His contributions have largely come from individuals and small businesses.

Meyers has raised $10,800 and spent $2,933. A sizeable number of his contributions came from his staff.

The next reporting period will be on July 31 and will cover contributions and expenses from May 18 through June 30.

Judges

Vicki Ashworth, who is running for Judge of the Superior Court, Office 1, has raised $41,049 and has spent $36,853. Outspending her is David Combellack who has raised $48,715 and spent $62,644. The third contestant for the office is Joseph Weinberger who has raised $56,524 and spent $57,912.

Joseph Hoffman, who is running for Judge in Office 5, has raised $16,113 and spent $5,534. Outspending him is Dylan Mary Sullivan. She has raised $45,082 and spent $17,098. (These figures are for 2014 only.)

Incumbent Judge in Office 3 is Suzanne Kingsbury. Running unopposed, she has reported no contributions or expenses.

Incumbent Judge in Office 4 is Steven Bailey. Running unopposed, so far he has raised $17,800 and spent $12,468.

Incumbent Judge of Office 6 is James Wagoner. Running unopposed, he has reported no contributions or expenses.

Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or [email protected] Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.

Dawn Hodson

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