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Shaffer Leading the Pack in City Council Campaign Fundraising

New documents reveal that so far, newcomer candidate Lisa Shaffer has raised the most money in the race for Encinitas City Council.

There were few surprises as the Encinitas City Council candidates turned in the first of three campaign finance documents on Oct. 5. Additional form 460s, which include information about contributions to a candidate, expenditures and loans, are due at the end of October and on January 31.

The current required state forms cover all financial dealings of each candidates’ campaign from July 1 through September 30.

Out of the field of nine candidates running for three spots on the dias, six have been actively fundraising. Bryan Ziegler, Peter Schuh and Thomas Brophy did not turn in campaign finance forms to the city clerk’s office by the Oct. 5 deadline. 

Lisa Shaffer took in the largest amount of contributions at $35,125 to date. Non-monetary contributions total $1,507 to date. Her total expenditures are listed at $25,809.

Current Mayor Jerome Stocks, who has served twelve years on the council, with three years as mayor, reported monetary contributions totaling $5,715, with an additional loan from Stocks to the campaign for $2,500. His expenditures were reported at $4,364.

Tony Kranz reported monetary contributions at $15,091 to date. In addition, Kranz’ filing showed non-monetary contributions at $1,267 to date. His total expenditures are listed as $10733.79.

Kevin Forrester took in $4,961 in monetary contributions and a $4,300 loan that the candidate made in three increments to the campaign. His expenditures came in at $5,313.64.

Appointed City Councilman Mark Muir showed monetary contributions of $22,162.16 to date in his bid to secure a four-year term on the council. Muir also reported a personal $4,000 loan to the campaign. Non-monetary contributions came in at $679.16 to date. His expenditures are listed as $12,880.57.

Barbara Yost reported monetary contributions of $859.00, with an additional $2,049 in the form of a loan from a third party individual. Her expenditures equaled her contributions at $2,908.

Patch will keep you posted with the new figures as they become available, so check back for updates.

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laurie michaels October 09, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Lisa, May the Maggie force be with you!!!
Bryan Ziegler October 10, 2012 at 05:09 AM
I did not file the campaign finance form because I am not raising any money and am not legally required to do so. I am one of the only candidates that is spending less than $1,000 of my own money on my campaign. I am not funded by developers or any other special interests. I am an independent unbiased representative of the People. Sincerely, Bryan Ziegler, Esq. Candidate for Encinitas City Council http://bryanziegler.com/ "I will preserve our local beach community and keep our streets safe!"
Gerald Sodomka October 10, 2012 at 04:40 PM
It's not unusual for certain candidates to hold contributions and expenditures back in order not to report them on the first 460 Form. The second reporting will be more revealing, but it's very late in the campaign cycle to be useful in revealing where money is coming from. The third reporting often shows contributions that are used to repay loans. Both are a technique to not reveal contributions until it can't affect the election outcome. Stocks' figure looked suspiciously low. He's either becomes a hot potato and usual donors are holding back or we will see a big jump in the next two reporting forms.
Lynn Marr October 13, 2012 at 02:02 AM
It's interesting to me that when searching, I could find no endorsements for Jerome Stocks from U-T or NCT this year. Candidates in Escondido and Oceanside were endorsed, but not our outgoing mayor. Stocks is, of course, endorsed by the Lincoln Club, which very obviously supports "BIG DEVELOPMENT."

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