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News - October 30, 2013

Election: DeGolia biggest fundraiser in Atherton race

by Renee Batti

Rick DeGolia has raised far more funds — and has spent considerably more of that money — than his two competitors for a one-year seat on the Atherton City Council, the latest campaign finance reports show.

Mr. DeGolia has raised $23,439 since July, and has spent $8,181 through Oct. 19, the end of the current filing period.

Greg Conlon has raised $8,950 and spent $6,676 through Oct. 19. Diane Sandhu has raised $5,650 and spent $3,951 through the same period. Mr. Conlon's total includes $4,500 in loans to his campaign, and Ms. Sandhu's total reflects $4,100 in loans to her campaign.

Mr. DeGolia's list of contributors includes many big spenders, and in some cases, big names. Google engineer Ross Koningstein of Atherton donated $3,000 during this filing period, and former state controller and state chief financial officer Steve Westly of Atherton gave $1,000 toward the campaign. B.H. Byers of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers also gave $1,000. E.A Jekot contributed $1,500.

Mr. DeGolia contributed $950 to his own campaign. S. Byers of Woodside donated $970.

Contributors listed in his campaign report as $500 donors include M.G. Morris, Roslyn Payne, H. Christensen, Laura Lauder, Barry Taylor of the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati law firm, Elizabeth Taylor, Maryan Ackley, J. Hannay, M.A. Ladra, J. Manus, V. Gardner, and L. Freeman.

David Arscott donated $1,000 to Mr. Conlon's campaign. Those listed as $500 donors are: Dennis O'Brien, the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, Richard Melbye, the Lincoln Club of Northern California, and Charles Munger.

Joe Haggarty contributed $1,000 to Ms. Sandhu's campaign. Other donors include town volunteers and committee members Sandy Crittenden, who contributed $300; and Joan Sanders, who gave $200.

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