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News - June 4, 2014

Munks doesn't campaign, but committee collects donations

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks is not running a visible campaign in the June 3 election — he has no campaign website, for example — but a committee is collecting money for his re-election. So far, the "Greg Munks for Sheriff 2014" committee, based in Burlingame, has collected $31,683 from 35 donors.

Of those 35, just five gave less than $1,000. Contributors of $1,000 from the Almanac's circulation area include District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe of Menlo Park, Woodside residents Joel and William Butler of WL Butler Construction in Redwood City, and Atherton resident Mario M. Rosati of the Palo Alto law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

On the expense side, the committee made $5,000 in contributions, including $1,000 to Mr. Wagstaffe's re-election campaign, $500 to the campaign of incumbent Coroner Robert Foucrault, and $1,000 to incumbent San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom, who represents San Mateo, Belmont and Foster City.

The committee also gave $325 to the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County, $1,500 to the San Mateo County Historical Association, and $1,000 to "David Canepa for Supervisor 2016." Mr. Canepa is the mayor of Daly City.

Deputy Juan Lopez, a 26-year veteran in the Sheriff's Office, is running as a write-in candidate to replace his boss. He has not filed a campaign finance report. Those raising and/or spending less than $1,000 are not required to file the report.

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