Fliers and advertisements are in mailboxes throughout Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley, and campaign money is being spent on other advertising, as well.
The final week before the election is also the last time to check on the candidates’ war chests.
Thursday, May 24, was the deadline for the three candidates for Mark Stone’s 5th District seat on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors to disclose their campaigns’ revenues and expenditures between March 18 and May 19.
Over the two-month period since mid-March, Bruce McPherson’s campaign reported raising $26,643 in cash donations, and an additional $1,166.40 in nonmonetary contributions for a total value of $27,809.40 — bringing the McPherson camp’s total haul for the year up to a reported $118,341.40. His campaign began 2011 with $4,594 in the bank.
During those same two months since March 18, the campaign reported spending $43,087.18. The largest single expenditures were $9,370.35 paid to Maverick Mailing for campaign literature, and payments of $8,000 apiece to McPherson campaign managers Kris Reyes and Stephen Reed.
During the life cycle of the election, McPherson’s campaign has reported spending a total of $86,315.35. As of May 19, the campaign had $27,428.05 cash on hand.
Between March 18 and May 19, Eric Hammer’s campaign reported receiving $13,570.10 in cash donations, along with $350 in nonmonetary contributions, for a grand total of $13,920.10 during the reporting period.
Hammer’s campaign has brought in a grand total of $47,023.10 in 2012 which was added to his coffers from 2011.
Within the most recent reporting period, Hammer’s camp reported spending $12,642.21, with the largest payout being two payments of $2,000 each to the Monterey-based campaign consulting firm Campaign Frameworks.
Over the course of the election, Hammer’s campaign has reported spending a total of $47,696.21. As of May 19, Hammer’s camp reported having $1,766.54 in the bank.
According to Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin, Bill Smallman’s supervisorial campaign had not submitted campaign financial disclosure documents for the March 18 to May 19 period by the May 24 deadline and, as of Tuesday, was considered late.
Pellerin said that should the County Clerk’s office not receive the disclosures, the campaign would be notified, first by phone then by certified letter, and given 10 days to comply before beginning to accrue daily fines up to $100.
Pellerin said, the campaign could be turned over to the California Fair Political Practices Commission if it continues to fail in its reporting duties.
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