The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters recently released updated campaign finance records for the six candidates vying for three seats on the Los Altos City Council. Results of the Nov. 6 vote were not available by the Town Crier’s Monday press deadline.
Each candidate reported all monetary, nonmonetary and loan contributions made to his or her campaign during the Oct. 1-20 reporting period.
• Candidate Jon Baer reported a total of $1,205.50 in contributions, including $1,168 in monetary donations. Baer’s largest donor during the period was Los Altos resident Linda Kellogg, who donated $500. According to his California Form 460 paperwork, Baer received a total of $14,153.90 in contributions throughout his campaign, including $10,062 in cash and $4,091.40 in nonmonetary contributions. Baer’s records also showed that no loans were taken out to fund his campaign.
• Former Los Altos Planning Commissioner Jeannie Bruins reported $1,254 in contributions for the defined filing period, including $959 in cash. Bruins’ largest donor during that time was Los Altos Bicycle and Pedestrian Commissioner Bill Crook, who donated $200. Bruins has raised $9,186 since her campaign began. That total includes $5,705 in cash, $1,481 in nonmonetary contributions and a $2,000 loan she made to her campaign.
• Anabel Pelham’s records showed $1,348 raised during the period, which includes a $1,000 loan she made to her campaign. Pelham raised $348 in cash during that same period, with Los Altos resident Penny Lave listed as her largest donor at $100. Pelham’s latest filing shows a total of $9,784 raised since the start of her campaign. Included in that are cash contributions of $5,684 and $4,100 in loans Pelham made to her campaign.
• Jan Pepper raised $2,938 in cash, with Berkeley resident Paul Sawi listed as her largest donor at $500. Pepper reported a total of $7,938 in funds for the period, including a $5,000 loan she made to her campaign. Since kicking off her campaign, Pepper raised a total of $23,675.37, including $12,085 in cash, $9,000 in loans she made to her campaign and $2,590.37 in nonmonetary contributions.
• Incumbent Megan Satterlee’s filing shows a reported figure of $487.50 in contributions, including $450 in cash. Satterlee’s largest contributor during that period was the California League of Conservation Voters at $250. Since the start of her re-election campaign, Satterlee has received $8,016.95 in monetary donations and $1,202.95 in nonmonetary contributions. Her records continue to show a pair of loans to her 2007 city council campaign totaling $10,182. Satterlee has not taken out any loans to fund her current run for a seat on the council.
• Jerry Sorensen reported raising the most cash during the latest filing period at $3,295, listing Los Altos resident and Micron Electronics President Mark Adams as his single largest donor with a $1,000 contribution. In addition, Sorensen reported $2,250 in nonmonetary contributions for the filing period. Sorensen raised $7,367 in cash and received $5,875 in nonmonetary contributions, in addition to a $7,000 loan from his family’s trust, since the start of his campaign.