By Jeff Hillberg
September 30th marked the end of the third quarter reporting period for the candidate’s campaign committees. A good number of the candidates loaned money to their own campaigns and very few have any significant cash on hand. Here are the highlights (original documents are in pdf form below).
David Fransen received monetary contributions of $6,029 and nonmonetary contributions of $700 from turlockcitynews.com, the website he owns. $500 of the contribution was for social media marketing and $200 was for food at a meet and greet fundraiser he held. He also personally loaned his committee $500. His largest donors are Phil Rheinschild and Joe Fernandez, the owners of the Turlock Poker Room for $1,250 and $1,200.
Forrest White raised $5,590 and loaned his committee $2,000. His largest donor was John Ferrari, a farmer for $500. He has less than $1,000 in cash on hand.
William "Bill" DeHart received monetary contributions of $124 and loaned his committee $6,350.
Patrick Noda had contributions of $150 and loaned his committee $985.
Timm Lavelle added $2,801 to his campaign. In a previous period he loaned his committee $1,000. Most of his donations ranged in amount from $300 to $100. The most notable aspect of his filing is that he has spent $5,465, which is obviously more than he has received.
Jeremy Rocha raised $91 this period and received a miscellaneous increase to cash of $28; he spent this entire sum on un-itemized expenses.
Shawn Barlow had raised $5,100 before he passed away of which $5,000 has been returned to the donor.
The most interesting aspect of the fundraising race is the involvement of the Turlock Firefighter PAC, which has raised $7,700 this year and spent more than $7,800 this period. On September 9, the PAC spent $1,192 for Shawn Barlow and $5,602 for Bill DeHart. Neither expenditure is accompanied by a description. The Firefighters still have $14,352 in cash remaining and it will be interesting to see what they will spend it on.
And finally in information that doesn’t really mean anything since he is running unopposed, Mayor Lazar has raised $3,354 this year and has spent $1,200 in legal fees, described as being a part of a legal defense with the Fair Political Practices Commission.