So far, seven people say they plan to run for the District 4 seat. Candidates must reside in the district but they run county-wide. The district includes Menlo Park, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, and the unincorporated areas of North Fair Oaks and Oak Knoll.
Four of the candidates filed fundraising reports with the county Elections Office, covering the period July 1 through Dec. 31, 2011.
Redwood City school board member Shelly Masur leads the candidates in fundraising, according to the reports.
The other candidates, in alphabetical order, are Menlo Park council members Andy Cohen and Kirsten Keith; county school board member Guillermo "Memo" Morantes of Menlo Park; East Palo Alto Councilman Carlos Romero; Redwood City planning commissioner Ernesto "Ernie" Schmidt; and East Palo Alto Councilman David E. Woods.
No reports were on filed for Mr. Cohen, Ms. Keith or Mr. Romero. Mr. Cohen and Ms. Keith announced their intention to run in recent weeks.
Ms. Masur reported income of $28,202 from 80 donors who gave $100 or more. Of the 24 who contributed $500 or more, 12 are from Redwood City: Don Horsley, $500; Alisa MacAvoy, $500; John Seybert, $500; Georgina LeBerge, $500, Sheila Cepera, $500; Bret M. Di Marco, $1,000; Tiffany C. Di Marco, $1,000, Jonathan Pedley, $1,000; Daniela Pedley, $1,000; Lisandra Carlos, $1,000; Brett Queener, $1,000; and Cameron Karr, $1,000.
From the Almanac's circulation area: Karen Tully of Menlo Park, $700; Mary A. Keech of Woodside, $1,000; and Susan M. Speicher of Atherton, $1,000.
From elsewhere in the Bay Area: Josephine Lucey of Sunnyvale, $500; Lenny T. Mendonca of Montara, $500; John R. Baker of San Francisco, $550; Carrie Du Bois of San Carlos, $1,000.
From outside the Bay Area: Mary Kerr of Seattle, $500; Thomas Zuber of Los Angeles, $500; Merle I. Millar of St. Louis, $750; Sandra K. Masur of New York City, $1,000; and Milton Masur of Westbury, New York.
Mr. Morantes reported income of $12,160 from 21 donors, including four for $500 or more: Evlalio Segovia of San Carlos, $500; Floyd Gonella of Atherton, $500; G. Morantes of San Jose, $511; and Dieter Bruno of Atherton, $1,000.
Mr. Schmidt reported $9,935 from 19 donors, including 11 of $500 or more: Alicia Aguirre of Redwood City, $500; Manuel Ramirez of Redwood City, $500; William Richardson of Redwood City, $500; Humberto Chavez of Sunnyvale, $500; Samuel Wong of San Mateo, $500; Hector Flamenco of Los Altos, $700; Carlin Wiegener of Menlo Park, $1,000; Eric Lochtenfield of San Mateo, $1,000; Lori Lochtenfield of san Mateo, $1,000; Gordon McDonald of San Jose, $1,000; and Bob Ricks of Pacific Grove, $1,000.
Mr. Woods reported contributions of $495, but did not name