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Incumbents have raised most cash in City Council race

Posted: February 3, 2012 11:42 a.m.
Updated: February 3, 2012 11:42 a.m.
 


The two incumbents in the Santa Clarita Valley City Council race have raised the most campaign funds, according to reports released this week, while two of the three challengers did not receive any new donations during the last six months of 2011.

In the semi-annual campaign finance reports - which cover the period from July 2011 to December 2011 - Councilman Bob Kellar and Mayor Laurie Ender reported the largest amounts of campaign contributions with donations totaling $13,364 and $9,147, respectively.

Deputy District Attorney and challenger Jon Hatami gathered $4,198.15 - the highest amount among the three challengers.

Neither of the other two challengers - Castaic Lake Water Agency board member Ed Colley and former Councilman TimBen Boydston - reported donations during the same period, although Colley loaned himself $5,000 for his campaign and Boydston rolled over a balance of $2,926.41 in campaign funds.

Candidates are not required to report donations less than $100.

Kellar and Ender each had two donations of $1,000 and Hatami had one donation of $1,000, according to the documents filed at the City Clerk's office.

In a controversial move in July 2010, the Santa Clarita City Council raised the maximum donation for City Council contributors to $1,000 from the previous limit of $360. Kellar was the only council member to vote against the increase.

Individual donations, July-December

Kellar's $1,000 donations:

- Lance Williams of Williams Homes

- Hank Arklin, a retired Saugus resident

Ender's $1,000 donations:

- G&L Realty Corporation of Beverly Hills

- Hank Arklin

Hatami's $1,000 donation:

- Josh Dubin of Saugus, who lists his employer as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

In addition to the maximum individual donations, Ender also had nine individuals or businesses donate $500 each, and Kellar had eight individual $500 donations.

Ender's $500 donations include:

- Western Airparts Corp. of Valencia

- Cole Burr of Temecula, president of Burrtec Waste

- Tracy Burr of Temecula

- Santa Clarita Concrete Pumping Inc.

- Advantage Disposal of Santa Clarita

- Frank Ferry of Santa Clarita

- Valencia Acura

- Conservation Station of Valencia

- Carol Subbotin of Valencia

Kellar's $500 donations included:

- Chip Sterndahl of Canyon Country, employed by Sterndahl Enterprises Inc.

- Cheri Fleming of Valencia, employed by Valencia Acura

- Richard Sandnes of Santa Clarita, president of Mr. Stax, Inc.

- Andrew Fried of Agua Dulce

- Conservation Station of Valencia

- Advantage Disposal of Santa Clarita

- Cole Burr of Temecula, president of Burrtec Waste

- Tracy Burr of Temecula

City Council candidates have to file two more campaign contribution reports - on March 1 and March 29 - before Election Day on April 10.

 

 

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