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 Alka Gupta reported raising $4,075, including $2,000 she donated to her campaign on Oct. 3. She reported that through Sept. 24 she had not spent any money.
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.