Cunningham leads in early Poway campaign fundraising
By Steve Dreyer
City Councilman Jim Cunningham raised more November election cash during the first six months of 2012 than any of his three declared opponents, but Jeff Mangum had the most money on hand as of June 30, according to campaign statements.
Cunningham, seeking his second four-year term, reported raising $5,524 during the six-month period. Mangum raised $5,240 while Vaus reported collecting $4,650, according to the reports, which were due to the city clerk’s office last Friday.
Gary Vineyard, the fourth declared candidate, filed a form stating he was starting his campaign in July.
The four are running for two seats on the five-member City Council. Merrilee Boyack, who has served two terms, is not seeking re-election and has endorsed Vaus. The top two vote-getters will win the seats. The candidate filing period closes Aug. 15.
Cunningham spent the most during the reporting period, $2,209.11. About $1,332 of that was on expenses for a fundraiser. Mangum reported spending $417.27 while Vaus reported $340.75 in expenditures.
City election codes allow individuals to contribute a maximum of $100 to a municipal political campaign.
Cunningham’s statement shows 70 contributions, including 39 people making the $100 maximum in either one or two payments. Of the listed contributors, 14 list addresses outside of Poway.
Cunningham and his wife, Chris, each made $100 contributions, as did the following people:
Van Craig Abbott, Ginger Abbott, Tonia Bates, Sabrina Butler, Sharon Cafagna, Mary Castle, Richard Castle, Jodi Cantillo, Paul Dolan, Annie Draper, Caroline Draper, Paul Draper, Valerie Draper, Elizabeth Duris, Joseph Duris, John Duris, Mary Duris, Bob Emery, Mari Gutschow, Todd Gutschow, Sue Herndon, June Kaminski, Stan Kaminski, Debbi McNamara, Kevin McNamara, Barbara Merkley, Scott Merkley, Patrick Millay, Mike Sheehan, Cleata Spear, Phil Spear, Brian VanHatten, Jackie VanHatten, Benjamin Wood, Thomas Wood and Virginia Wood.
Mangum reported 56 contributions, including three from outside Poway. His statement lists 48 people giving the $100 maximum, including:
Kathleen Mechling, Donald Mechling, Sue Herndon, Sharon Cafagna, Tony Rubino, Bruce Tarzy, Richard Lyles, Martha Lyles, J. Tim Konold, Kathy Konold, Marc Davis, Karen Davis, Richard Bramwell, Jennifer Bramwell, Craig Schell, Lenore Mosteller, H. Stewart Nielsen Jr., Alan Sorkin, Louarn Sorkin, H. Glenn Sallenbach, Lyman Clark, John Huish, Kathy Huish, Kelly Burt, Laurie Burt, Lori Simon, David Stone, Belva Stone, Elizabeth Tarzy, Carl Kruse, Harry Rogers, Dave Brunson, Bobbie Brunson, Alfred Westall, Peggy Westall, Chris Ewell, Holli Ewell, Victoria Gowey, Dennis Gowey, Donald L. Higginson Sr., James A. Davies, Rebecca Davies, Wayne Mullin, Evelyn Mullin, Richard (Buck) Hite, Sallie Hite, Todd Gutschow and Mari Gutschow.
Vaus reported 51 contributors, including 22 with addresses outside of Poway. His statement lists 38 people, including himself and his wife, Corrie, giving $100 to the campaign. Others included:
Cynthia Maher, Jason Cooper, Gail Kaciuba, Marc Klingner, Debi Klingner, Verne Widden, Steven Wagner, Pamela Moore, Darol Caster, Rachel Gershwin, Diane Eagan, Cathy Haessig, David Haessig, Steve Boyack, Merrilee Boyack, Jim Dominique, Trish Dominique, Col. C.W. Bud Cheatham, Teresa Yelverton, Michael Rubin, Christina Kane, Robert Kane, Paul Kassel, Cindy Kassel, Colin Driscoll, Kari Capito, Caroline Gilbert, John Gilbert, Jill Peckinpaugh, David Peckinpaugh, Jane Houston, Christine Romano, Bingham Stickney, John C. Hinkle, Michiko Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Deborah Cavanaugh, Edward Jolley, Valerie Brown and Alisha Kassel.
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