The city of Novato has released fresh campaign finance statements for the seven people running for three open seats on the Novato City Council.
All dollar figures listed below are year-to-date numbers through Oct. 22, the end of the most recent filing period.
The candidates are listed in alphabetical order.
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Loans to own campaign: $515
Largest contributions: $400 (Roland Underhill, Giti Underhill).
Loans to own campaign: $1,309
Largest contributions, monetary and in-kind: $300 (Diane Levy), $250 (Allstate Insurance).
Loans to own campaign: $5,000
Largest contributions: $400 (North Bay Leadership Council, Mark Kellner, Katherine Crecelius, Northern California Carpenters, Dietrich Stroeh, David Sawi, Laurel Kellner, Marin Builders Association), $300 (Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Sandeep Karkal), $250 (Jared Huffman, Marin Women’s PAC, Jordan Shields, Neil and Kathy Hennessy), $200 (Lorraine Kellner, Julie Merrill, Peter Rubens, Denise Athas, Sandra Koehler, Dennis and Suzie Sato, Regina Rus, Larry Harrison, Richard Nave)
Loans to own campaign: $100
Largest contributions this reporting period: $400 (North Bay Leadership Council, Jonathan Frieman, CREPAC, Bill Cardoza, John Lucan, Loretta Lucan, Joan Maniscalco, Connie Medeiros, John Quigley, Sandeep Karkal, Dietrich Stroeh, Michele Forsythe, George Mychajluk, Lucia Mychaljuk, Gregory Crabtree, Marin Builders Association, Beverly James, Goe & Forsythe), $250 (Sunita Bhatt, Neil Hennesssy, Suzie Fox, Wes Carter), $200 (Nave Enterprises, Burt Hoffman, Christopher Mychaljuk, Davi Krause, Earlene Forsythe)
Loans to own campaign: $3,000
Largest contributions this reporting period: $400 (North Bay Leadership Council, Pacheco Plaza, Greg Seal, Victoria Seal, Paul Price, Steve Rempe), $300 (Fireman’s Fund Insurance), $250 (Ghirardo CPA, Coree Cameron), $200 (Sandy Daniels, Preston Cook, Vickie Fong, Tom MacDonald, Denise Athas, Rich Nave, Larry Harrison, Leonard Shaw)
LESLIE PETERSON SCHWARZE
Loans to own campaign: None
Largest contributions this reporting period: $400 (Trish Boorstein, John Turner, Phyllis Garratt, Robert Koch, Toni Shroyer, Jim Shroyer, Giti and Roland Underhill, Jane Sime, Tom James, Jane Gianino), $350 (Martha Mouer), $250 (Jay Lehman, Steve Ghirardo) $225 (James Phelps), $200 (Debbie Basile, Trish Boorstein, Jan and Gary Hamilton)
Loans to own campaign: $2,000
Largest contributions this reporting period: None
Two candidates were issued letters from the city clerk for accepting contributions of more than $400, a violation of a city ordinance.
- Jerome Ghigliotti listed a donation of $1,000, from Roland Underhill, in his filing of Sept. 24.
- Leslie Peterson Schwarze listed a nonmonetary donation of $5,000, from Zan Media, in her filing of Sept. 24. The campaign form was amended and the donation was removed.
There is more information about the candidates on the city’s website as well as the League of Women Voters website. Also, videos from four recent candidate forums can be found here. The also has a story about campaign fundraising.