All his money has been from family
Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/19/2010 08:28:03 PM PDT

YUCAIPA – City Council contender Greg Bogh is leading the field of candidates in fundraising, according to election campaign documents filed this month.

Council candidates were required to file campaign finance information Oct. 4, and they are required to file again Thursday.

Bogh has raised $9,950, all from family members. The council candidate said the decision to only accept campaign money from his family frees him from the expectations of would-be contributors.

“I figured if I kept it in my family, nobody could accuse me of anything later,” Bogh said.

“I’ve had people offer me money but I haven’t taken it. I try to keep it clean. I don’t want to owe anyone favors.”

Running in his first election, Bogh said he is done fundraising, and no other candidate has come close to the amount in his campaign chest.

Incumbent Tom Masner has raised $4,830.35. A single out-of-town contributor – Sierra Madre resident Sandra Robinson – gave $1,980.35 to Masner’s campaign. The remaining $2,850 came from a loan.

Masner did not return a phone call for comment Tuesday.

Local printing business owner Bobby Duncan raised $4,585. His son, Bobby Duncan Jr. contributed $1,050. Duncan also received a donation of $695 from Yucaipa resident Rebecca Lockney, his campaign treasurer.

Duncan’s election documents show he received $2,840 in non-monetary contributions from his own printing business – Dynamic Printers, LLC – and Glendale-based Zany Graphics.

Zany Graphics is owned by Brad Pollack, a business associate of Duncan’s.

“Brad Pollack donated all of my election signs,” Duncan said.

Owning a printing business has given Duncan a marked edge over the other candidates, as he does not have to farm out the printing of his campaign materials.

“I still have a budget to maintain in this economy, but it’s been a huge advantage so far,” he said.

Incumbent Allan Drusys has $1,849, with $650 of that coming from a loan.

Mayor Dick Riddell and resident Lon McCanne both contributed $500 to Drusys’ re-election campaign.

Drusys did not return a phone message Tuesday seeking comment.

According to the first round of campaign finance paperwork, plumbing supplies salesman Greg Miner has not raised or spent a single penny toward his campaign.

Miner said he has received one campaign contribution for $1,000, but it came in after he filed campaign finance paperwork Oct. 4.

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