Candidates for two seats on the board of the Menlo Park City School District have filed their campaign finance reports.
For the period from July 1 through Sept. 24, Scott Saywell reports he has raised $900 and loaned his campaign $8,150. He said he spent $1,823 on a logo, voter data file, yard signs, office supplies and T-shirts.
Candidate Caroline Lucas had said she planned to raise and spend less than $2,000, which would have excused her from filing campaign finance reports. But on Oct. 3 Ms. Lucas reported two donations from Atherton's Peter Carpenter, totaling $2,100. She will have to report any spending by the next reporting date, Oct. 27.
Candidate David Ackerman also said he will raise and spend less than $2,000. He voluntarily provided the Almanac with his spending: $460 for signs and stickers. He said he is not accepting donations.
Ms. Gupta reported that three donors have given $500 each: Sharad Rostogi of Menlo Park, Cisco executive; Shefali Narayan of Singapore, Oracle operations; and Mita Gupta of New York, GEP general manager and global vice president.
She reported that these donors have given $100 each: Arjun Gupta of Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green State professor; Nisha Gupta of Dulles, Virginia, Center for Disease Control scientist; Allen Weiner of Menlo Park, Stanford lecturer; Ramkumar Agrawal of Sylvania, Ohio, retired; and Amy Redell of Menlo Park, Adobe.
Mr. Saywell's form had the city of residence blacked out. He reported that Rob Bentley, owner of Bay City Windows, donated $200, and that these donors gave $100 each: Sheila Cooper, retired; Keri Nicholas, Realtor; Barbara Berman, retired; Carolyn Feamster, biotech consultant; and Nancy Rankin, retired teacher.
Donors of less than $100 need not be reported.