By Jeff Hillberg
For financial disclosure period beginning on October 1st and ending on the 16th, the Turlock Firefighters PAC and the TABPAC, the political action committee associated with the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, stepped up their spending in order to target absentee voters. Even though the reporting period is only two weeks long a vast majority of campaign funds are spent to target the largest bloc of voters, those who vote by mail.
The Turlock Firefighters used their cash to support William “Bill” DeHart to the tune of $2,915; no description was given for the expenditure.
The TABPAC, gave Forrest White and DeHart $500 each, along with sending a mailer, which is curiously left off of the Schedule D of the reporting document. They list expenditure with a popular Modesto mailing solutions company but do not list it as expenditure made supporting a candidate.
Forrest White raised $1,125 in monetary contributions and also received $1,000 in nonmonetary contributions given as advertising space on the Turlock Auto Plaza sign.
DeHart received $2,950 in monetary contributions, the largest being a $1,000 cash contribution from the Turlock Firefighters PAC. He also turned in his form a day after filing deadline which was on Thursday. Curiously he has also been advertising on the Turlock Auto Plaza sign but does not show an expenditure or nonmonetary contribution on his disclosures. It may be that he began advertising on the sign after the October 16th filing deadline.
David “DJ” Fransen raised $870 in cash contributions and loaned his campaign another $385, leaving him with only $24 left.
Timm Lavelle received $1,667 in contributions and his campaign has spent more than it has received, leaving him with cash on hand of $3,023 and outstanding debts of $4,445.
Pat Noda raised $75 and Jeremy Rocha brought in $30.
Below are the actual 460 Forms filed with the City of Turlock.
The next reporting period is from October 17th to December 31st and must be filed by January 31, 2011 unless a contribution of $1,000 or more is received or given then the transaction must be filed as a late report within 24 hours of the contribution. This includes any independent expenditure of $1,000 or more. Late in-kind contributions must be filed within 48 hours.