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Candidates Disclose Campaign Donors:

The information for this story was obtained from the campaign disclosure statements that were filed on October 21 for the filing period that ended on October 16. The City of Santa Monica and California’s Political Reform Act both mandate the submission of campaign disclosure statements. Some of the totals for the incumbents reflect amounts that were unused amounts from prior campaigns that have been added to contributions received for their 2010 campaign.

City Council Candidates

Fifteen candidates are running for the five open Santa Monica City Council seats but only twelve of them were required to file campaign disclosure statements.

As of October16, incumbent Terry O’Day had received, $63,551 which was the highest amount of any candidate. From October 1 to October 16 he had received $1,825 from those who work or who have family who work for developer, Hines Interest LP, who wishes to enter into a development agreement with the City of Santa Monica to develop the former Papermate site into Bergamot Transit Village.

O’Day also received a $1,000 in contributions from lawyers or from family members who have family working for Armbruster, Goldsmith, Delvac, the law firm that is representing Hines and several other developers that wish to develop projects near the future Expo Light Rail’s Bergamot Station. They gave $500 during the current reporting period and $500 the last reporting period. He also has received contributions from other lawyers, and architects and consultants that work with various developers.

Incumbent Robert Holbrook came in second place with $58,080. He received the most contributions this period $20,205 which included $750 from Macerich executives. Macerich is the owner/developer of the recently remodeled Santa Monica Place.

Planning Commissioner Ted Winterer came in third with contributions of $44,750. In fourth place was incumbent Gleam Davis with $34,341 in contributions which included $900 in contributions from Armbruster, Goldsmith, Delvic and $200 from Hines Interest LP this period.

Fifth place also went to an incumbent, Pam O’Connor who had contributions of $28,528. During this reporting period she received $1,000 from Macerich executives, $750 from Armbruster, Goldsmith, Delvic law firm and $250 from Hines Interest LP. Coming in next, in sixth place was David Genezer with $28,460. Another incumbent, Kevin McKeown took seventh place with $27,314 in contributions. Jean McNeil Wyner’s took eighth place with $20,488.

Taking ninth place was Robert Kronovet with $10,846 in contributions. Daniel Cody came in tenth with $8,150 and Hartley took the eleventh spot with $3,605 in contributions. Terence Later came in last with $1,490.

The candidates that were not required to file campaign disclosure statements are Linda Armstrong, Jon Louis Mann and Jerry Rubin. These candidates are not putting money from themselves or others into their campaign.

School Board

Out of the eight School Board candidates only six were required to file campaign disclosure statements. Nimish Patel had the most contributions, $71,732. Coming in second was Laurie Liberman with $31,481 in contributions. Third place was taken by Chris Bley with contributions of $25,004. Incumbent Ralph Mechur placed fourth with $9,202 in contributions. Fifth place was taken by another incumbent Oscar de la Torre with $4,000 in contributions and sixth place was taken by incumbent Barry Snell with $1,640 in contributions.

The School Board candidates that were not required to file campaign disclosure statements were Patrick Cady and Jake Wachtel.

Measures

The committee that is supporting Measure Y and YY, Committee To Protect Our Community and Schools, reported total contributions of $230,749 while the opponents of Measure Y, Citizens Against Proposition Y, received $5,708 in contributions.

The public can view the campaign disclosure statements by going to http://www01.smgov.net/cityclerk/index.htm

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