City Council candidate Dylan Radke has raised and spent the most money of the Martinez City Council candidates, according to recently released campaign statements.
Candidate Mike Alford has raised and spent the least.
Radke has raised a total of $19,599 so far, with major contributors including local unions and individuals, mostly from Martinez, though some contributors, including retired California Nurses Association president Donna Gerber are from outside the city.
Coming in second in contributions and expenditures is Annamarie Avia Farias, who has raised a total of $8,553, and spent a total of $10,390. Farias has received major contributions from Friends of Lara DeLaney, the San Francisco-based progressive political action committee PowerPAC, Earl Dunivan, the Kramer Family Trust, local attorney Scott Gordon and the Walnut Creek-based Civic Property Group, Inc.
Councilman Mark Ross, the only incumbent seeking reelection, loaned himself $1,750 and raised $200 from Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, and received $100 from the Diablo Valley Democratic Club.
Arsenio Escudero raised $665, including two contributions from Benicia contributors. He was spent $452.50.
Mike Alford, who has run for office several times before, has signed a statement saying he will not raise or spend over $1,000 for the campaign.
The candidate statements are attached. Here are some of the highlights from those statements:
Total cash raised: $19,599
Total spent: $11,232
Ted Radke: $1,500
Gail Murray for BART Board: $1,000
IBEW Local 302: $1,500
UA Local 159: $750
Laborer’s International Local 324: $750
William Schiltz: $700
Chad Conkle: $625
Alan DeFraga: $500
Donna Gerber, SF: $500
Kay Cox: $500
Paul Craig: $500
Annamarie Avia Farias
Total cash raised: $8,553
Total spent: $10,390
Friends of Lara DeLaney - $1,000
Andrew Wong, PowerPAC - $500
PowerPAC Voter Fund - $1000
Earl D. Dunivan - $250
Dunivan and Dunivan - $250
Dunivan and Bisio - $250
Kramer Family Trust - $800
Civic Property Group, Inc., WC - $500
Gordon and Keller Partnership, WC - $500
The Bowlby Group, Danville - $150
Scott Gordon - $500
Total cash raised: $2,100
Total spent: $3,148
Tom Bates, Mayor of Berkeley: $250
Diablo Valley Democratic Club: $100
Total cash raised: $665
Total spent: $452.50
$200 – Cecilia Belmonte, Associaton of American Nursing, Benicia
$100 – Carmencita Belmonte, retired nurse, Benicia
$100 – Diablo Valley Democratic Club
Raised less than $1,000 and will spend less than $1,000
Ed. note: An earlier version of this story erroneously indicated that Arsenio Escudero loaned himself $1,750. That was an editing error, and has been corrected. I apologize for the error.