Source of funding significantly different
October 23, 2012 4:50 PM

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories looking at funds raised by candidates in local races.

VICTORVILLE • The two candidates for San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor are both working with hefty campaign contributions, though each has received their funding by very different means.

Candidate Robert Lovingood received two $75,000 loans, one from himself — as the president of his company, ICR Staffing — and one from his wife. Year-to-date, Lovingood has amassed $275,811 in total campaign contributions via these loans and other donations from several High Desert businesses and individuals.

Rick Roelle, the other candidate running for 1st District Supervisor, received $100,000 from the San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association political action committee and another $100,000 from the Safety Employees Benefits Association. So far, Roelle has gathered a grand total of $260,175 from various public safety organizations, businesses and private donations.

Lovingood has roughly 70 donors who contributed smaller amounts and Roelle has about 11 donors, all of whom donated relatively larger amounts.

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