Campaign fundraising and spending in Cotati’s city council election is little changed as Nov. 2 approaches, the latest campaign finance filings show.
Councilwoman Pat Gilardi, running for re-election, has raised an additional $3,187 since Oct. 1, $747 of it a personal loan to her campaign.
That brings to $6,407 the total amount she has raised. The finance statements, which cover the period Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, show that she’s spent $4,275 on her re-election bid.
Contributors to Gilardi’s campaign include Jill Ravitch, Sonoma County District Attorney-elect, who gave $100, and Harold Berkemeier, former Cotati mayor, who also gave $100.
Councilman Mark Landman, trying to retain the seat he was appointed to last year, and George Barich, running to reclaim the seat he was recalled from a year ago, have added little to their coffers.
Landman took in just $590 from three donors, including $350 from the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council. He has spent $2,238 on the election, $1,347 since Oct. 1.
Barich’s finance reports are unchanged in the latest period. He has loaned his campaign $5,000 and spent $4,285.
– Jeremy Hay
The Press Democrat