Election: Dobbie still lead spender in Atherton
City Councilman Jim Dobbie is still in the No. 1 spot in fundraising and spending in the race for three seats on the Atherton City Council, with challenger Bill Widmer not far behind, according to the latest campaign finance statements from the four candidates.
The statements cover the period from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16.
During that period, Mr. Dobbie raised $445 and spent $1,258, bringing the total amount of money raised for his campaign to $14,576, and the total spent to $11,180.
Mr. Widmer raised $2,180 during this period, and spent $2,187. The total amount of money raised for his campaign is $12,020; spending now totals $9,082.
Donors contributing $500 or more to Mr. Widmer's campaign during this period were Marcia Wythes and Paul Wythes. Each donated $750, and each have now contributed a total of $1,500 to the campaign.
Incumbent Jerry Carlson received $1,227 in contributions during this period, bringing the total amount of money raised to $7,374. He listed no spending during the period. During the last reporting period, he spent $3,053.
Challenger Cary Wiest received a $500 donation from Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis and her husband, Joe, and $500 from resident Edwin Hannay.
Contributions to Mr. Wiest's campaign during this period total $1,446, bringing the overall fundraising total to $2,822. Mr. Wiest spent $79 this period, which brings his total spending to $1,020.