Alternating loans fund Hills council candidate slate

Up to now, solely two unbiased people have donated funds substantial sufficient to require disclosure within the Los Altos Hills Metropolis Council race: Los Altos Hills County Fireplace District Commissioner Duffy Worth and longtime city volunteer Carol Gottlieb, each residents of Los Altos Hills.

The 2 ladiess contributions got here to gentle Thursday, the California Honest Political Practices Fee (FPPC) due date for disclosing all native marketing campaign monetary exercise between Sept. 20 and Oct. 17. Worth donated $189.90 every to candidates Stanley Q. Mok, Jay Sutaria and Linda Swan, and Gottlieb donated $100 to Swan. Solely contributions of $100 or extra from a single supply have to be itemized; different donors gave Sutaria and Swan an extra $103.06 and $196.91, respectively.

Moks assertion signifies he acquired an extra $9.21 in contributions, however that cash merely represents a pattern check of political marketing campaign software program he, Sutaria and Swan are utilizing as a part of a candidate slate, he defined to the City Crier Friday.

Raj Reddy and Lisa Schmidt, the remaining two candidates vying for the three obtainable council seats, beforehand filed kinds indicating they don’t anticipate receiving or spending $2,000 or extra throughout the 12 months, in order that they weren’t required to file once more final week.

Sutaria stays the largest spender of the race, accruing a $6,500 invoice towards marketing campaign consultants he already owes $3,500 for work. 12 months-to-date, hes allotted $10,940.83 towards his marketing campaign, whereas Moks expenditures complete $1,284.06 and Swans complete $990.74.

Moks, Sutarias and Swans newest submitting statements proceed to replicate a sharing of monetary assets evident throughout the first pre-election submitting interval, between July 1 and Sept. 19. This time round, Mok spent $515.04 for yard indicators selling the slate, successfully loaning Sutaria and Swan $171.68 every for his or her one-third share till they finally pay him again. Each Mok and Swan returned the $266.66 Sutaria loaned every of them throughout the first submitting interval by initially footing the invoice for a slate web site.

Candidates might mortgage their very own campaigns cash, too. Throughout the second submitting interval, Mok loaned himself $550.03, Sutaria loaned himself $35 and Swan loaned herself $335, in keeping with the statements.

Additionally on Thursday, Sutaria amended his first submitting assertion to point he loaned himself $799.99 Sept. 16, the identical day he loaned Mok and Swan $266.66 every for internet companies.

Mok, the slates treasurer, defined the transfers Friday.

Because the slate is doing joint advertising and marketing, each time one pays for all of the bills, the others owe the payor. The modification was to regulate for the loans given. Jay needed to mortgage himself the cash first, in order that he may mortgage it to Stan and Linda, he wrote in an e-mail to the City Crier, referring to himself within the third particular person.

The ultimate FPPC submitting deadline of this election cycle is Feb. 1. It should cowl marketing campaign funds between Oct. 18 and Dec. 31.

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