Three candidates for two seats on the Menlo Park City Council have filed reports on campaign fundraising and spending for the Sept. 29 to Oct. 26 period.
Total monetary contributions during that period were $4,323 for Catherine Carlton's campaign, $2,785 for Cecilia Taylor's campaign and $2,474 for Ray Mueller's campaign, according to their reports.
Ms. Carlton reported these donations to her campaign since Sept. 29: $100 from state Sen. Jerry Hill, $250 from the Stanford Park Hotel, $125 from developer Jeffrey Pollock (vice president, Pollock Financial Group), and $100 from San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley, according to the report.
The campaign received a $1,000 loan from Ms. Carlton's husband, Robert Ridenour.
Her campaign reported spending $11,623 on campaign consulting, literature and mailings.
Total raised: $17,077 in donations, $8,950 in loans
Total spent: $11,623
In addition to the $2,785 Cecilia Taylor reported raising in cash contributions, she received $671 in nonmonetary contributions such as printing cartridges and fliers.
Several contributors are affiliated with the grassroots group VERG (Voters for Equitable and Responsible Growth), a small collection of Menlo Park and Palo Alto residents who favor slow-growth policies. Those contributions include $777 from Neilson Buchanan, a Palo Alto resident; $200 from Jim Wiley, a Willows resident; and $50 from Martin Lamarque, a Belle Haven resident.
Ms. Taylor's campaign also received $50 from Meg McGraw Scherer, a member of the Menlo Park Housing Commission.
Her campaign reported spending $2,632 on items categorized as "campaign paraphernalia."
Total raised: $3,709
Total spent: $3,438
Ray Mueller reported raising $2,474 in cash contributions between Sept. 29 and Oct. 26. Contributions include $50 from Richard Draeger, owner of Draeger's Market; $1,500 from James Wagstaffe, a Burlingame resident and Mr. Mueller's former law professor; and $1,000 from the California Association of Realtors' Real Estate Political Action Committee. He also received a $750 contribution from San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum Oct. 28, as reported to the Almanac.
Mr. Mueller reported returning $500 to the real estate committee. He is capping campaign contributions at $500, with the exception of donations from Mr. Wagstaffe and Supervisor Slocum.
His campaign spent $12,458 on items such as mailers and door hangers, and about $6 on Facebook ads.
Total raised: $14,497
Total spent: $16,297