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Radke Still The Top Fundraiser In Martinez Council Race

Dylan Radke has raised the most money so far, followed closely by Annamarie Farias.

The race for two seats on the Martinez City Council continues, as five candidates, including one incumbent, seek election next week.

Dylan Radke continues to lead the pack of city council candidates when it comes to raising money, according to the latest campaign filing statements. Radke has so far raised a total of $28,084, and spent $22,902. His donors include

  • Jean O’Neil, retired: $3,000
  • Operating Engineers Local 3: $1,000
  • Radke’s law firm Gordon, Watrous: $1,000
  • Chad Conkle, Sales, Saba: $750
  • Civic Property Group, WC: $500
  • Meadow Creek Group, Concord: $500
  • Turnbaugh Group: $250

Annamarie Farias is not far behind Radke, having raised a total of $22,247. She has spent $13,742 so far. Her donors include:

  • Frederick Parker, Retiree: $1,000
  • Martinez Mayor Robert Schroder: $1,000
  • Penn Keller: $1,000
  • Downtown property owner Earl Dunnivan: $1,000
  • 88/12, Garaventa Family Partnership: $1,000
  • Mt. Diablo Paper Stock, Concord: $1,000 (shares the same address as 88/12)
  • Jerry Charles, retired: $950
  • International Association of Firefighters Local #1230 PAC: $500
  • Metropolitan Van and Storage, Benicia: $500
  • Civic Property Group, Walnut Creek: $500
  • Meadow Creek Group, LLC, Concord: $500
  • Foxwood Community, LLC, Pleasant Hill: $500
  • Republic Services, Inc., Arizona: $500

Incumbent Mark Ross has received a total of $6,885 in contributions, and spent $3,328. His donors include:

  • Jordon Family Trust: $500
  • Gordon Keller Law Firm: $500
  • Attorney Scott Gordon: $500
  • Developer Southport Land and Commercial: $200
  • Attorney Colin Coffey, Hercules: $100

Arsenio Escudero has raised a total of $665, and spent $552. He shows no donors for this period.  

Candidate Mike Alford did not file campaign finance statements. He has declared that he will not raise or spend more than $1,000 during the election. 

MIKE ALFORD November 05, 2012 at 05:49 AM
I read the Crap that was written about you today Believe me No One that knows anything about you and what you do as an attorney would ever listen to that ! I never heard of Ms Cizmich ? Verrilli came out today and jumped on me about telling the truth from real facts about Anamarie you know Verrilli is a real strange one the guy has called me, talked to me for years (last 5 years) had me over to his house 7 or 8 times always asking me what I know or did I know what was behind stuff that was going on at city hall and why they wouldnt listen to the citizens yes mr. Verrilli has asked me back in Sept he asked me if I was going to go and be interviewed by the democrat committe he said it would be comming up and that he knew I was a democrat I came right out and asked him I said what kind of a chance do you think I would have on being endorsed he said none because they were going to endorse Anamarie and I responed by saying Rich how do you know that we havent even been called in yet well he said Im on the committe and I responded Well than whats the good of even going there for me)he came right back with the answer Mike I have Two Votes There were two people stocking the isle #8 at Safeway on Alhambra that day they know me and they said they overheard us Verrilli & myself talking they said how could he have known that I replyed You heard what he said He is on the Committe they said how can that be fair ? And he had the nerve today to say in the paper the likes of Mike Alford
MIKE ALFORD November 05, 2012 at 05:52 AM
The good thing is This will all be over Tuesday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dave Thomas November 06, 2012 at 06:36 AM
Mike the real GOOD THUNG would be if the top spender RADKE and the person who refused to accept money, MIKE ALFORD, were elected. Two attorneys on the council and one person not obligated to PAYBACK supporters who knows how to find the cap(s) lock key. Ha HA! WOW with 2 attorney's on the City council there is NO NEED to have a city attorney collecting half a million dollars a year I am certain Messini and Radke are as smart as the bugger sucking up millions a year representing not only Martinez but also other cities. Would luv to see his billings. BETCHA he bills Martinez and other cities 600 hours a week. In another post ALFORD mentioned it was odd the City of Martinez had on the payroll TWO attorneys when most similar cities contracted on a as needed basis or had one attorney paid much less. QUITE NORMAL This is Martinez. I received an email from CBM (sponsored by Gazette) who did a telephone poll and indicated that ALFORD was winning the popular vote tied with Radke. A very close second was AnnaMarie with Mark Ross and Arsenio closley trailing. Dylan.... Mike announce a victory party. With council approval you could have the party at a business in the city limits of Martinez! Your idea "buy local" Mike could be mandatory so maybe at your first council meeting announce to all local business that the City will buy ONLY from businesses located in the city. EVERYTHING from vehicles to bottled water. Watch the council squirm 'cause you messin up paybacks!
MIKE ALFORD November 06, 2012 at 07:05 AM
What was it Gus use to say ----- I know everybody go out and Vote ! Vote Once And Vote Often !!! ------ Hey Who Is Going To Be Watching and Keeping Tabs On The Election Department ? You Guys Know Who Owns That Building Where They Count The Votes Dont You ----- Well it is owned by Pen Keller & Earl Dunivan ----- well just a thought --- I wouldnt want to hear that Anamarie just Ran Away with all the Votes ------ Rest Easey Folks Remember When I Said The Pacheco Annex Was Not going To Go Through (I Kept My Word It Didnt) Now Let Me Just Saythere Will Be Some Very Special People Watching The Count & The Computer Hook ups As Well as The Mail in VOTES --- Oh Yea I Guess Dam I forgot to Put This up Last Week ! There Will Be An Inlighting So To Say --- Watch
Dave Thomas November 06, 2012 at 05:57 PM
So strange... politics everywhere! Went out to dinner last night at La Tapioca (near the Magic Show) pretty good food. There was a lady there who said her neighbor asked for "public documents" about Ross. Things like compensation, letters written, contracts signed and even emails. The City of Martinez refused Public Documents. He then tried the same with outgoing council person Kennedy. The City refused. OK...Council hiding stuff BUT the Chief of Police giving one candidate access to the POLICE autodialer? NO denials so it is true. THAT IS CORRUPTION in the Police Dept. Shell pays for all mailers (QUIETLY) for their candidate ROSS.. Annamarie is so desperate she attacks Ross with phoney emails and public information is NOT PUBLIC as it might damage a person (ROSS) who is running for office. Radke brags he is from a family of Past Martinez Councilmen. Like father like son. Our votes will be counted in the power brokers home. THE BEST COUNCIL MONEY CAN BUY. I want my city back! A nice "bedroom" community with nice families. Skip the Messinni attitude "I brought 500 new businesses into Martinez" or Senos plan of creating a "Subsidized Housing Project". We need new blood. Term Limits. Max total contributions $2,000. Only Alford offers a change AND Arsenio with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with a minor in economics, and master’s degrees in public administration and political science is a new face. Same O or a new 21st century direction?

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