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Final pre-election fundraising reports show Laura Palmer-Lohan and Ray Mueller each topped $200,000 in District 3 Supervisor race

Palmer-Lohan closes fundraising gap with Mueller for open seat on the board of supervisors

San Carlos Councilwoman Laura Parmer-Lohan. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Laura Palmer-Lohan, a San Carlos City Council member who's running for the District 3 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, edged out her three opponents during the period April 24 to May 21, according to campaign filings. She is closely followed by Ray Mueller, the Menlo Park City council member who has raised the most money overall, just under $250,000.

Virginia Chang-Kiraly, a board member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection and the San Mateo County Harbor districts, and Steven Booker, also in the running for the open seat, have reported smaller contributions over the same period.

Menlo Park Councilman Ray Mueller. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Incumbent Supervisor Don Horsley isn't running for reelection due to term limits. The top two candidates in the June 7 primary will face off in the November general election.

Campaign finance disclosures from April 24, 2021 to May 21, 2022 show that Palmer-Lohan has raised over $22,000 in less than a month, bringing her total contributions for the calendar year to $56,689, the highest of the candidates in 2022. She's also spent the most among the field of candidates.

Palmer-Lohan's contributions during this period came almost entirely from individuals, with notable political donors being Palo Alto Unified School District trustee Jennifer DiBrienza ($1,000), Redwood City School District trustee Alisa MacAvoy ($250), Brisbane City Council member Karen Cunningham ($104) and Wendy Dougherty, San Carlos School Board trustee and chief operating officer of Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation ($100). She was also supported by several education professionals, consultants and healthcare professionals.

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Mueller reported the second largest haul at $16,100 since April 24, for a total of $46,624 this calendar year.

Notable donors to Mueller's campaign include the California Nurses Association Political Action Committee ($1,500) as well as a number of individual attorneys, who collectively contributed $4,600.

Virginia Chang-Kiraly. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Chang-Kiraly raised $5,546 in the filing period, bringing her to a total of $24,849 this calendar year. Her significant donations came from Susan Martin, chief financial officer of Harvard Investment Co. ($100) and Jennifer Wisnom, owner of Wisnom's Hardware store ($2,000). She is also the only candidate to have taken out a loan for the campaign, reporting $50,000 in loans before this filing period.

Booker raised $1,010 in the past month and $9,252 total. He received contributions from an organizer for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 569 and another from an electrician in IBEW Local Union 617 ($400), the highest contribution reported for his campaign this month.

Palmer-Lohan has reported spending the most this month, $92,525, with a $161,210 in total spending this calendar year. Her largest sums have gone to Political Data Intelligence, based in Long Beach ($5,182) and Smart Call Media ($9,735).

Mueller's expenditures are nearly half of Palmer-Lohan's at $55,450 in a month, but is close in overall spending at $141,171. His highest payments went to SDA Creative ($1,961) and LT Strategies ($40,830), based in Hayward, with another $6,000 going to Silicon Valley Latino.

Steven Booker. Courtesy Steven Booker campaign.

Chang-Kiraly reported spending $37,447 this period and $61,391 in total this year, with most going to Storefront Political Media Inc. of San Francisco ($13,064) and Serafina Casey of Menlo Park for consulting services ($1,487).

Booker had the lowest reported expenditures this period with $4,670, and $31,218 in total. A large portion of these expenses went to CleanSweep Campaigns, Inc. of San Francisco for literature and travel ($3,800).

In total, Mueller's campaign has reported raising the most at $249,496, which includes funds raised prior to this year. Palmer-Lohan follows at $225,570, Booker has totaled $100,279, and Chang-Kiraly has raised $87,760. Palmer-Lohan is the only candidate to begin reporting contributions in 2020, the rest logged contributions starting in 2021.

Ballots for the all-mail primary election must be turned in or postmarked by Tuesday, June 7. To find local in-person voting centers or ballot drop-boxes, go to smcacre.org. Read our election coverage, including voter guides, here.

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Final pre-election fundraising reports show Laura Palmer-Lohan and Ray Mueller each topped $200,000 in District 3 Supervisor race

Palmer-Lohan closes fundraising gap with Mueller for open seat on the board of supervisors

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Uploaded: Thu, Jun 2, 2022, 10:54 am
Updated: Sun, Jun 5, 2022, 2:13 pm

Laura Palmer-Lohan, a San Carlos City Council member who's running for the District 3 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, edged out her three opponents during the period April 24 to May 21, according to campaign filings. She is closely followed by Ray Mueller, the Menlo Park City council member who has raised the most money overall, just under $250,000.

Virginia Chang-Kiraly, a board member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection and the San Mateo County Harbor districts, and Steven Booker, also in the running for the open seat, have reported smaller contributions over the same period.

Incumbent Supervisor Don Horsley isn't running for reelection due to term limits. The top two candidates in the June 7 primary will face off in the November general election.

Campaign finance disclosures from April 24, 2021 to May 21, 2022 show that Palmer-Lohan has raised over $22,000 in less than a month, bringing her total contributions for the calendar year to $56,689, the highest of the candidates in 2022. She's also spent the most among the field of candidates.

Palmer-Lohan's contributions during this period came almost entirely from individuals, with notable political donors being Palo Alto Unified School District trustee Jennifer DiBrienza ($1,000), Redwood City School District trustee Alisa MacAvoy ($250), Brisbane City Council member Karen Cunningham ($104) and Wendy Dougherty, San Carlos School Board trustee and chief operating officer of Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation ($100). She was also supported by several education professionals, consultants and healthcare professionals.

Mueller reported the second largest haul at $16,100 since April 24, for a total of $46,624 this calendar year.

Notable donors to Mueller's campaign include the California Nurses Association Political Action Committee ($1,500) as well as a number of individual attorneys, who collectively contributed $4,600.

Chang-Kiraly raised $5,546 in the filing period, bringing her to a total of $24,849 this calendar year. Her significant donations came from Susan Martin, chief financial officer of Harvard Investment Co. ($100) and Jennifer Wisnom, owner of Wisnom's Hardware store ($2,000). She is also the only candidate to have taken out a loan for the campaign, reporting $50,000 in loans before this filing period.

Booker raised $1,010 in the past month and $9,252 total. He received contributions from an organizer for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 569 and another from an electrician in IBEW Local Union 617 ($400), the highest contribution reported for his campaign this month.

Palmer-Lohan has reported spending the most this month, $92,525, with a $161,210 in total spending this calendar year. Her largest sums have gone to Political Data Intelligence, based in Long Beach ($5,182) and Smart Call Media ($9,735).

Mueller's expenditures are nearly half of Palmer-Lohan's at $55,450 in a month, but is close in overall spending at $141,171. His highest payments went to SDA Creative ($1,961) and LT Strategies ($40,830), based in Hayward, with another $6,000 going to Silicon Valley Latino.

Chang-Kiraly reported spending $37,447 this period and $61,391 in total this year, with most going to Storefront Political Media Inc. of San Francisco ($13,064) and Serafina Casey of Menlo Park for consulting services ($1,487).

Booker had the lowest reported expenditures this period with $4,670, and $31,218 in total. A large portion of these expenses went to CleanSweep Campaigns, Inc. of San Francisco for literature and travel ($3,800).

In total, Mueller's campaign has reported raising the most at $249,496, which includes funds raised prior to this year. Palmer-Lohan follows at $225,570, Booker has totaled $100,279, and Chang-Kiraly has raised $87,760. Palmer-Lohan is the only candidate to begin reporting contributions in 2020, the rest logged contributions starting in 2021.

Ballots for the all-mail primary election must be turned in or postmarked by Tuesday, June 7. To find local in-person voting centers or ballot drop-boxes, go to smcacre.org. Read our election coverage, including voter guides, here.

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