San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman is running for re-election on the Nov. 8, 2011 ballot. Kurt Miller/the press-enterprise


Published: 14 October 2011 08:21 PM

San Bernardino city attorney challenger David McKenna said this week that he will mount a late advertising push despite recently filing a campaign finance disclosure form that showed he had only $325 cash on hand.

His opponent, six-term incumbent Jim Penman, reported having $32,995 in the bank. The documents were filed Sept. 29.

“I’ve been able to get some donations since then, and I’m also loaning the campaign another $10,000,” McKenna said. “We’re going to be able to get out a couple mailers in the final weeks.”

The election is Nov. 8. Absentee ballots have been mailed.

For the filing period of July 1 to Sept. 24, McKenna reported raising $22,692, which includes $9,000 in loans. He spent $22,367.

Three attorneys who are brothers were among the top contributors to McKenna, who is a former San Bernardino County public defender. Darren Robbins contributed $1,000, and Brian Robbins and Jim Robbins each contributed $500.

“They’re very successful lawyers that grew up in San Bernardino and still have an interest in seeing the city progress,” McKenna said.

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