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May campaign finance reports: A closer look

Here’s a closer look at the financial reports filed Thursday by candidates for state and local office. Period contributions measures money raised from March 18 though May 22. Total contributions includes money raised in 2009. We’re also pulling out total loans and notable donors for each candidate. Check back for updates throughout the day.

District Attorney
Stephan Passalacqua
Period Contributions:     $121,265
YTD Contributions:          $371,838
Total Contributions:        $381,123
Total Loans:                    $234,000*
Cash on hand:                 $38,752
Notable contributors:    Mark and Victor Trione, ViMark Inc., $4,500; Henry Trione, Santa Rosa businessman, $2,500; Stacy Garrison, ViMark accountant, $2,500; John Hamann, ViMark CPA, $2,500; Edwin Anderson, Santa Rosa attorney, $2,500; Tim and Mary Louise Bucher, Dry Creek Olive Oil Co., $2,500; John Dyson, Millbrook Investments CEO, $2,500; William Gallaher, Aegis Senior Living, $2,500; Marc Opperman, Opperman & Sons owner, $2,500; Jeanne Passalacqua, retired Cloverdale resident, $2,500; Kathy Linville, Humboldt County staff service manager, $2,500; Tastingroom Inc., Los Altos, $2,500; Louis Bertolini, retired Santa Rosa resident, $2,300; Michael Fiumara, Santa Rosa attorney, $2,145; Bru and Sandra O’Brien, retired Petaluma residents, $2,000; Operating Engineers Local 3, $1,700; Jennifer Coombs, Windsor resident, $1,500; Richard Cooper, Coldwell Banker, $1,500.
* Loans include $184,000 carried over from 2006 campaign

Jill Ravitch
Period Contributions:     $78,782
YTD Contributions:          $147,996
Total Contributions:        $232,279
Total Loans:                    $45,000
Cash on hand:                 $57,317
Notable contributors:    Sonoma County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, $2,500; Gayle Guynup, former Sonoma County judge, $2,500; Jean Schulz, Santa Rosa business owner, $2,500; Ruth Skidmore, Northern California Medical Association CEO, $2,500; Traditional Medicinals, $2,500; Condiotti Enterprises, $2,400; Janice Warziniack, Condiotti office manager, $2,499; Aaron Matz, Windsor developer, $2,499; Zachary Matz, Windsor musician, $2,499; Linda Tavis, Santa Rosa attorney, $2,140; Robert A. Stern, retired White Plains, N.Y., resident, $2,100; Maddy Hirshfield, 2008 supervisorial candidate, $2,000; Martin Woods, Santa Rosa attorney, $1,600.

4th Supervisorial District race
Mike McGuire
Period Contributions:     $90,670
YTD Contributions:          $146,076
Total Contributions:        $256,659
Total Loans:                    $0
Cash on hand:                 $58,248
Notable contributors:  Northern California District of Laborers, $2,500; North Bay Association of Realtors PAC, $2,500; Steve Dutton, Sebastopol grapegrower, $2,500; Guy Davis, Santa Rosa vineyard owner, $2,500; Chateau Diana, $2,500; Brian Hill, Novato computer consultant, $2,500; Timothy Gordon, retired Healdsburg resident, $2,500; North Coast Citizens for a Better Economy, $2,000; Mary Burke, retired Healdsburg resident, $2,000; Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, $1,635; Ed Gilardi, Cotati caterer, $1,520; Harold Hahn, retired Healdsburg resident, $1,500; Maddy Hirshfield, 2008 supervisorial candidate, $1,159; Anna Darden, Healdsburg grapegrower, $1,100; Duff Bevill, Healdsburg vineyard manager, $1,000, Robert Cabral, Healdsburg winemaker, $1,000; Plumbers Union Local 38, $1,000; North Bay Leadership Council, $1,000.

Debora Fudge
Period Contributions:      $50,882
YTD Contributions:          $82,860
Total Contributions:       $148,318
Total Loans:                   $10,300
Cash on hand:                $30,720
Notable contributors:  Fred Euphrat, 2002 supervisorial candidate, and Jocelyn Euphrat, retired, $2,848; Margaret Spaulding, retired Glen Ellen resident, $2,500; William J. Smith, Healdsburg attorney, $2,406; William and Cynthia Gallaher, Oakmont Senior Living, $2,000; Frank and William Schellinger, homebuilders, $2,000; Edward Kozel, Deutsche Telekom executive, $2,000; Peggy Calkins, retired Sebastopol resident, $1,640; Warren Watkins, Healdsburg environmentalist, $1,495; Lucy Kortum, retired Petaluma resident, $1,100; Larry Wasem, Airport Business Center partner, $1,000; Ernie Carpenter,  former supervisor, $1,000; Lisa Hardin, Global Materials Recovery manager, $1,000

2nd Supervisorial District
David Rabbitt
Period Contributions:     $53,802
YTD Contributions:          $119,883
Total Contributions:        $119,883
Total Loans:                    $0
Cash on hand:                 $15,548
Notable contributors:    Dion and Karin Reif, Petaluma residents, $5,000; PG&E, $2,500; Sonoma County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, $2,500; North Bay Leadership Council PAC, $2,500; Northern California District Council of Laborers, $2,500; Philip Broughton, Petaluma investor, $2,500; Larry Wasem, Airport Business Park, $2,000; Terry Collins, Papa Murphy’s Pizza executive, $2,000; North Coast Citizens for a Better Economy, $2,000; Sonoma County Alliance, $1,500; Marilyn Herzog, Petaluma travel agent, $1,300.

Pamela Torliatt
Period Contributions:      $42,761
YTD Contributions:          $69,313
Total Contributions:        $154,631
Total Loans:                    $0
Cash on hand:                 $45,836
Notable contributors:     District Council of Iron Workers PAC, $2,500; Sonoma County Central Democratic Committee, $2,500; John Wick, Petaluma planner and principal Berg Holdings, $2,500; Beth Fox, Sebastopol psychotherapist, $2,300; Ernie Carpenter, former supervisor, $1,700; Curtis Michelini, Global Materials Recovery Services, $1,700; Margaret Spaulding, retired Glen Ellen resident, $1,650; Sarah Janie Castles, retired Petaluma resident, $1,600; Lisa Hardin, Industrial Carting business manager, $1,200; Darshan Singh, San Francisco business owner, $1,020; SEIU United Healthcare Workers West, $1,000; Greenwaste Recover, Inc. , San Jose, $1,000.

Mike Healy
Period Contributions:     $28,870
YTD Contributions:          $43,636
Total Contributions:        $43,636
Total Loans:                     $20,000
Cash on hand:                 $3,897
Notable contributors:    John Park, Los Angeles marketing consultant, $2,500; Matthew White, Basin Street Properties, $1,000; Kristina Gallegos, City of San Jose administrator, $1,000; Michael Mahoney, San Francisco Police officer, $1,000.

John King
Period Contributions:     $2,780
YTD Contributions:          $13,907
Total Contributions:        $26,404
Total Loans:                     $0
Cash on hand:                 $1,492
Notable contributors:    Phyllis Burt, Sebastopol audiologist, $1,000.

2nd Senate District
Democrats
Noreen Evans
Period Contributions:     $173,167
YTD Contributions:          $236,985
Total Contributions:        $351,429
Total Loans:                    $0
Cash on hand:                 $54,100
Notable contributors:    California Teachers Association, $7,800; California Nurses Association, $7,800; California State Association of Electrical Workers, $7,800; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No.11, $7,800; California State Association of Laborers, $7,800; Plumbers & Pipefitters Local  447, $5,000; PG&E, $3,900; Consumer Attorneys Action Fund, $3,900; Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, $3,900; California Bankers Association PAC, $3,900; Greene, Broilett  & Wheller, LLP, Santa Monica, $3,900; California Association of Highway Patrolmen, $3,000.

Joanne Sanders
Period Contributions:     $44,877
YTD Contributions:          $107,836
Total Contributions:        $135,586
Total Loans:                      $50,984
Cash on hand:                 $61,677
Notable contributors:    Chevron Corp.  $3,900; Anthem Blue Cross, $3,900; Fairpac, Sacramento, $3,900; Cooperative of American Physicians, $3,900; John H. Bouldt, retired Sonoma resident, $3,000; Chamber PAC Small Contributor Committee, $2,000; American Staffing Association PAC, $2,000; Steven Dutton, Sebastopol, farmer, $2,000;  Sonoma Chevrolet, $1,575; American Insurance Association, $1,500; Farmers Employees & Agents, $1,500; The Hartford Advocates Fund, $1,500; The Travelers Companies, $1,500.

Tom Lynch
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David Rosas
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Republican
Lawrence Wiesner
Period Contributions:      – $37
YTD Contributions:         $1,368
Total Loans:                    – $638
Cash on hand:                   $121
Notable contributors:

7th Assembly District
Democrats
Michael Allen
Period Contributions:     $121,131
YTD Contributions:          $176,901
Total Contributions:
Total Loans:                    $26,800
Cash on hand:                 $33,631
Notable contributors:    American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, $11,700; California State Council of Service Employees, $7,800; California State Association of Electrical Workers, $7,800; California Teachers Association, $7,800; Service Employees International Union Local 1021, $7,800; California Labor Federation AFL-CIO, $7,800; United Food and Commercial Workers Union 8, $6,300; California Association of Psychiatric Technicians, $4,000; California Correctional Peace Officers Association, $3,900; Consumer Attorney’s PAC, $3,900; Professional Engineers in California Government, $3,900; SEIU United Healthcare Workers West, $3,900; California School Employees, $3,000; International Association of Firefighters Local 1401; $2,500; California Nevada Conference of Operating Engineers, $2,500; BNSF Railway, $2,500; DRIVE Committee Political Fund, $2,500; Greene Broillet and Wheeler LLP, $2,500; Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee, $2,000; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, $1,500

Michael Wilson
Period Contributions:     $42,961
YTD Contributions:         $87,055
Total Contributions:
Total Loans:                   $10,250
Cash on hand:                $4,788
Notable contributors:    California Real Estate PAC, $7,800; American Council of Engineering Companies, $3,899; Castello di Amorosa, $3,525; Chamber PAC, $2,500; Equality California PAC, $2,500; California Hospital Association, $2,000; Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association, $2,000; Chevron $1,500; Bank of America $1,500; Abbott Labratories, $1,500; Cable & Telecommunications Association, $1,000; Medical Insurance Exchange of California, $1,000; UP Railroad, $1,000;

Lee Pierce
Period Contributions:     $12,627
YTD Contributions:        $15,429
Total Contributions:
Total Loans:                $0
Cash on hand:               $3,214
Notable contributors:    Jeanne Blake, Cotati resident, $2,500; Lisa Hardin, Global Materials Recovery Services, $1,940; Al Coppin, Keegan & Coppin, $300

Republican
Doris Gentry
Period Contributions:     $7,915
YTD Contributions:          $11,595
Total Contributions:
Total Loans:                     $0
Cash on hand:                  $117
Notable contributors:    Ron and Joanne Birtcher, retired Napa residents, $3,000

Libertarian
Kathryn Moore
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—-JUDGES—-

Office 1
Nancy Shaffer
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Office 2
John LemMon
Period Contributions:      $50,365
YTD Contributions:          $80,325
Total Contributions:        $80,325
Total Loans:                    $55,000
Cash on hand:                 $17,188
Notable contributors:  Dale Miller, Santa Rosa bail bonds, $500; Courtney Buntjer, Santa Rosa bail bonds, $300; Byron Van Alstyne, JDSU manager, $250; Karen Haslag, Kenwood music teacher, $250; Bipan & Rekha Shah, Kovair Software, $250; Roger Hurlbert, Glen Ellen data management, $250

Patrick Broderick
Period Contributions:      $24,587
YTD Contributions:          $78,072
Total Contributions:         $78,072
Total Loans:                    $28,500
Cash on hand:                 $3,545
Notable contributors:    Henry Trione, Santa Rosa entrepreneur, $4,900; Victor Trione, owner Vimark, $2,500; John Geary, Santa Rosa attorney, $1,500; Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee, $1,350; Geary Shea O’Connell Gratan & Mitchell, $1,000; Kevin McCullough, Santa Rosa attorney, $1,000.

James Patrick Casey
Period Contributions:     $11,404
YTD Contributions:          $11,404
Total Contributions:        $11,404
Total Loans:                     $0
Cash on hand:                 $11,504
Notable contributors:    Martin Woods, Santa Rosa attorney, $2,500; Joan Carlier, Santa Rosa manager, $2,500; Sonoma County Law enforcement, $1,000.

Office 3
Jamie Thistlethwaite
Period Contributions:       $72,057
YTD Contributions:         $126,562
Total Contributions:        $126,512
Total Loans:                     $45,000
Cash on hand:                  $81,827
Notable contributors:    Steven Weiss, Santa Rosa attorney, $5,500; Bennett Grassano, Kiva.org executive, $5,000; Lote Thistlethwaite, Thousand Oaks graphic artist, $5,000; Hayley Thistlethwaite, Thousand Oaks property manager, $4,500; Christine Dubois, Santa Rosa attorney, $3,025; Janice Warziniack, Condiotti Enterprises manager, $2,470; Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee, $2,300; Linda Tavis, Santa Rosa attorney, $1,100; Martin Woods, Santa Rosa attorney, $1,000; Gayle Guynup, retired  judge, $1,000; Michael Fiumara, Santa Rosa attorney, $1,000.

Chris Mazzia
Period Contributions:      $13,529
YTD Contributions:          $61,634
Total Contributions         $61,634
Total Loans:                    $20,000*
Cash on hand:                 $2,629
Notable contributors:    David Jacquin, North Point Advisors, $1,000; James Biocca, Jim-Ni Rentals owner, $750; Zyromski Konicek LLP, Santa Rosa law firm, $500; Michael Coutre, RBC Wealth Management, $450; Codding Enterprises, $250.
* excludes $40,000 loan from Mazzia reported on May 26 after filing deadline.





11 Responses to “May campaign finance reports: A closer look”

  1. Valerie says:

    If you think things are bad for the schools now, believe me, they would be a heck of a lot worse if CTA and the unions did not get involved politically. Where do you think our funding sources come from? How do you think schools get funding? You might want to think that one through. I say Yay for unions and their political involvement. The unions have stopped a lot of actions that would’ve devastated the public schools.

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  2. mary says:

    Schools are always trying to raise money and cutting programs yet the California teachers assoc.and other teachers unions have plenty of money to spend on political action( $7,800 to Noreen Evans and $7,800 to Michael Allen) These contributions are predominately for liberal candidates and issues.It is frustrating to hold one more bake sale for a few extra dollars for the schools only to see a hugh expenditure go to political candidates and causes that undermine sound fundamental constitutional principles that would benefit the schools as well as those who have kids in school. I used to be liberal but now believe that the progressive agenda has proven harmful to students and society. The money that is wasted on politics when our schools are cutting back drastically on programs for kids is disgraceful.”Seperate pot” or not. Do teachers decide to make the choice for their dues to go to these politicians and propositions? If they could choose to reinvest their dues money back into schools instead of to political causes our schools would be much better off now.

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  3. Donna Norton says:

    It seems like Mike McGuire is getting awfully cozy with a lot of winery interests. Aren’t those the same interests that have always backed Kelley? (Oh, I guess I’m not supposed to notice that. I forgot, his campaign theme has now become “Building Bridges.” We sure need more vineyards in this county to replace those tiresome old redwood trees.)

    And I hope all the people in Healdsburg really enjoy that big Forth of July celebration Mike was so anxious to spend scarce funds on rather than waste them on social services. I find his judgement here more than a bit disconcerting.

    Isn’t anyone getting just a little suspicious about this guy?

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  4. Donna Norton says:

    Joanne Sanders is offended because she’s rebuked by the Democrats she’s trying use as a vehicle to get elected.

    Is she just dumb, or what?

    Major contributers: Chevron, ANTHEM BLUE CROSS, Chamber of Commerce, American Insurance Association, Farmers, Hartford, and Travelers insurance.

    Yes, I want the candidate who’s backed by ANTHEM BLUE CROSS! Is she and her supporters out of their minds?

    And for some reason (real) Democrats should be ashamed of their close association with unions who represent teachers, nurses, electrical workers, plumbers, and all those other nasty labor groups?

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  5. Sonomabuzz says:

    In looking at 2SD Evans v Sanders and 7AD Allen v Wilson my I impression is that the supporters for Sanders and Wilson may be as much, or more, anti Evans and Allen rather than pro Sanders and Wilson. I have to ask, “Why these entities would be involved in this race?”

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  6. go ted says:

    wow, Judge Daum’s wife Linda Tavis gave Ravitch $2500., yes that judge daum who dismisses everything, continues to get overturned, gets criticized by the current da for his sentences and puts everybody on probation.

    I guess they are expecting Ravitch to be like him and do the same and remain silent. Ouch….

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  7. Bill says:

    Ted, Thanks for the quick updates! And while I have your ear, here is a suggestion that may make it easier to compare the candidates:

    display the data in a table with each candidate in one row and the numbers as columns. You’d still want to group the candidates by race as you’ve done above, but this makes comparing numbers much easier….Just a thought.

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  8. Ted Appel says:

    You are correct, Bill. I’ve updated the numbers for Broderick and LemMon. We also incorrectly reported the loan totals for Healy and Sanders. Those numbers have also been updated.
    We apologize for the errors. It’s great to have informed readers who keep us on our toes.
    Ted

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  9. Bill says:

    Dear PD,

    You show outstanding loan balances of $0 for both Broderick and Lemmon. But the reports show Lemmon actually has $45,000 in outstanding loans and Broderick has loans of $28,500 outstanding.

    If you are going to report details at least get them right.

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  10. janet Dee says:

    Interesting how much money developers are giving Debora Fudge! At least a couple of those folks have projects in front of the Windsor city council – Is it legal for her to accept money from them?

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  11. Christian says:

    Just heard that Chris Mazzia gave himself $40k after the filing period, which puts him in the financial running with Thistlethwaite.

    Surprised that so many candidates are waiting until very late in the day to file their reports.

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