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2010 campaign finance reports: District Attorney

By PAUL PAYNE
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

The two candidates in the race for Sonoma County district attorney raised a combined $577,000 in the run-up to the June election, surpassing a previous record set in their 2006 matchup by more than a third.

Two-term incumbent Stephan Passalacqua, who was defeated, raised $315,000 including a $75,000 personal loan.

Challenger Jill Ravitch collected $242,000, including a $45,000 self-loan, according to campaign finance statements released this week.

The fundraising eclipsed the previous mark of $420,000 set by Passalacqua and Ravitch four years ago. In that election, Ravitch announced her candidacy just three months before voters went to the polls. She lost by about 1,700 votes.

In last year’s race, she began fundraising about six months sooner. Ravitch won with about 55 percent of the vote.

Passalacqua was left with an outstanding debt of $276,000, which includes self-loans carried over from his previous campaigns and Ravitch has a debt of $45,000.





5 Responses to “2010 campaign finance reports: District Attorney”

  1. bill says:

    Last of the old guard. Good riddance…………..

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  2. Maybe Exchange Bank can help Passalacqua out—-they’re both so committed to the community and gang prevention and all!

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  3. bill says:

    It is outrageous we must think the job of District Attorney deserves such attention. The crimes they prosecute for the most part are not crimes (alcohol and drugs) but social issues meant to be dealt with by medical professionals.

    The real crime is our ignorance.

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  4. Reality Check says:

    It must be hitting home now. No job, income, respect, and must figure out how to support the family. Then each month the bills become due – and the loan payment for a job he didn’t get. That my friends is a sweatheart deal! Oh Happy Day!

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  5. Karma says:

    Thank all that is good that Passalaqua lost!!
    However our county, and people, are still paying for his underhanded actions..tell us Stephen..how will you repay that debt to the county and people you swore to serve fairly and with justice??

    No loan is going to clear that up is it?

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