November 01, 2012 5:04 PM
LYNNEA LOMBARDO, Staff Writer
Editor’s Note: Thursday’s Daily Press article “McEachron leads in Victorville fundraising” inadvertently omitted updated campaign finance disclosure information for five candidates, with several of those contenders raising substantial amounts in recent weeks. That information is included in the story to the right.
VICTORVILLE • Half of the 14 candidates for Victorville City Council have garnered substantial contributions, recent fundraising disclosure forms show, while the other half are running their campaigns on less than $1,000 each.
Current Mayor Ryan McEachron is easily leading the fundraising pack, with $29,183 in total campaign contributions this year, according to 460 forms filed with the city clerk. The form is required by state law for those who’ve raised or spent more than $1,000, with the most recent form covering the period from Oct. 1 to 20.
Of McEachron’s total, $10,000 came as a loan from his company, ISU-Armac Insurance. The remaining balance came from various businesses and private donors, including The Building Industry Association of California Political Action Committee, which gave $1,000, and the Committee to Elect Rod Hoops for Sheriff, which contributed another $1,000. The mayor has spent $41,587 on his reelection campaign, since he had cash in his account prior to this year.
Through Oct. 20, incumbent Mike Rothschild had gathered $22,175. Of that total, $20,000 was a loan from himself. Another $1,000 was a donation from the California Real Estate Political Action Committee, with $450 from a campaign committee for former Councilwoman JoAnn Almond.
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