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Candidates crack $50,000 mark in newest marketing campaign finance submitting

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Editor’s Observe: That is the primary of a number of tales on fundraising figures for the upcoming election. 

Candidates for native elections proceed to rake in spectacular donation quantities as Election Day attracts nearer.

The newest submitting deadline for marketing campaign contributions was Thursday, Sept. 29, and the newest numbers present some candidates greater than doubling their donation quantities over their July numbers.

Council candidate Caroline Torosis added $28,881 to her warfare chest bringing the whole to $65,160. 

Jesse Zwick raised $26,157.87 this era bringing his complete to $47,881.16. 

Natalya Zernitskaya recorded a complete of $31,069.45 and Lana Negrete (incumbent) introduced in $28,506 to convey her complete to $34,942. 

Ellis Raskin tripled his complete to $18,738.08, Albin Gielicz reported $8,375 and Armen Melkonians raised a complete of $7,510.

Troy Harris loaned himself one other $2,650.30 which brings the whole worth of his loans to $9,704.51. 

Candidates Whitney Bain, Jonathan Louis Mann and Samantha Mota every didn’t report any contributions.

On the varsity board facet, incumbents had been taking a pronounced lead in fundraising.

Incumbent Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein added $39,379 to his marketing campaign this era for a complete of $53,378.94 and incumbent Laurie Lieberman added $23,416 to convey her complete to $49,243. 

Angela DiGaetano reported a complete of $24,900 together with a $1,000 mortgage making her the very best incomes challenger. 

Alicia Mignano reported a further $12,181.50 to convey her complete to $13.181.50.

Stacy Rouse raised $4,713 and Miles Warner raised a complete of $17,600 together with a $15,000 mortgage. 

The opposite hopeful, Esther Hickman, had to date not reported any donations.

Within the historically muted race for SMC Board, incumbent Nancy Greenstein reported the bottom complete of $521.

Incumbent Sion Roy raised a complete of $9,022 together with a $5,000 mortgage and fellow incumbent Barry Snell raised $3,350 to convey his complete to $5,850 together with a $2,500 mortgage. 

Challenger Tom Peters raised $8,900 together with a $250 mortgage. 

On this yr’s midterm elections, three metropolis council seats are up for grabs, with present Council Member Lana Negrete representing the one incumbent who selected to run to retain her place on the seven-member council, that means there are two open seats after Mayor Sue Himmelrich and Mayor Professional Tem Kristin McCowan opted to not run for extra phrases. 

Incumbents hung up their hats on the varsity board facet as effectively; of the 4 candidates up for re-election this yr, two have opted to not run to retain their seats. Present Santa Monica-Malibu Unified College District Board of Training Members Craig Foster and Keith Coleman introduced they might not be taking part within the election this yr, leaving Laurie Lieberman and Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein working to retain their positions and two seats up for grabs.

4 people, together with three incumbents have filed for the SMC race and whereas there might be an election for Hire Management Board, there are three candidates for 3 open seats so voters wouldn’t have any alternative. 

Within the metropolis council race, the Santa Monica Municipal Code limits complete quantities one donor may give to 1 candidate, capping totals at $410. However with some council candidates receiving donations from greater than 100 and even 200 particular person donors, complete contributions are within the mid-five digits for a number of council hopefuls.

Editor Matthew Corridor contributed to this report.

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