Environmental Quality Commissioner Kristin Duriseti, who lost, did not initially turn in the required itemized list of donors and expenses for the period covered by the final report — Oct. 19 through Dec. 24, 2014 — but did by Feb. 4.
Of the five submitted reports, Kirsten Keith led the field, raising $21,222 over the course of her 2014 campaign, including $2,303 in nonmonetary contributions. Just $2,096 of that came in during the final period. Major donors included the California Real Estate PAC ($1,000), and the Carpenters Union Local 217 and Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 617 PAC ($250 each).
Ms. Keith, a criminal defense attorney, also got a $99 donation from Out Now Bail Bonds.
She spent $18,676 in total, mainly during the latter days of her campaign and primarily on costs related to literature.
In second was Peter Ohtaki, who took in $18,463, including $1,233 in nonmonetary contributions, and collected $6,905 of that during the final months. Major donors included himself ($1,800); the California Real Estate PAC and investor Lawrence Bowman ($1,000); the California Apartment Association PAC ($500); and local developer Jeff Pollock ($400).
He spent all of his warchest, primarily for mailing and printing expenses as well as $3,500 for campaign consultant Ryan Hatcher, based in Sacramento.
Former councilwoman Kelly Fergusson, who had attempted for the second time to regain a seat on the council and lost, raised $15,213 in total, with $195 in nonmonetary contributions in the form of a case of paper. Major contributors to the $3,846 she collected during the final reporting period included Susan Schneider and Catherine Wilson ($500); she also gave herself $1.
She spent $14,768, about half during the final reporting period, mainly for campaign literature and postage, and a $500 donation to "Yes on M," the committee advocating in favor of the specific plan initiative.
Planning Commissioner Drew Combs collected $9,516 in total, with $217 in nonmonetary donations. Eight first-time donors contributed to the $749 raised from Oct. 19 through Dec. 24, giving amounts ranging from $24 to $250 (from attorney James Madison). He had no money remaining in his campaign fund by the end of the final reporting period.
Finally, Ms. Duriseti raised $9,980 in total, including a $3,332 loan to herself and $50 in nonmonetary contributions. During the last reporting period, donors gave $750.
Her expenses used up her campaign fund. She spent $9,930 on postage, website design and campaign literature. Approximately 14 percent of her expenditures came between Oct. 19 and Dec. 24.
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