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News - June 4, 2014

Horsley raises $35K in supes election

Candidate Stogner raises less than $1K.

by Renee Batti

San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley ran for re-election to his District 3 seat with not only an incumbent's advantage but with a campaign treasury that put him at the top end of an enormous funding gap between him and his opponent, Michael Stogner.

Whereas Mr. Stogner said he raised and spent less than $1,000 in his election campaign, Mr. Horsley's latest campaign finance statement shows that the incumbent has raised nearly $35,000 in this calendar year, with a long list of $1,000 donors that includes labor unions and members of the real estate and development communities.

He also carried over another $28,404 in funds raised before this year for his re-election campaign, according to the two campaign finance statements he has filed this year that cover fundraising and spending through May 17.

According to the statement filed May 23, Mr. Horsley has spent nearly $46,000 this year through May 17.

Mr. Stogner said he has been "committed to only accept endorsements and money from individuals, not unions or organized groups." His spending thus far has been on fees to the county to get on the ballot with a candidate statement, and for his website (stognerforsupervisor2014), he said.

Individuals, businesses and unions contributing $1,000 to Mr. Horsley's campaign include:

Venture capitalist James V. Barnett of Las Vegas; Riley P. Bechtel, Bechtel Corp. chairman of the board; Susan P. Bechtel, homemaker; California Real Estate Political Action Committee; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 617; Kirk B. McGowan, real estate; Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local 467; San Mateo Building Trades Joint Council; Service Employees International Union, Local 521; Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 104;

Geoffrey Tate of Menlo Park, CEO of Flex Logix Technologies; Victor Aenlle of Burlingame, real estate; Barulich Dugoni Law Group of San Mateo; Michael Berube of Portola Valley, real estate; California Department of Forestry firefighters association; EMS Management of Colorado; business consultant Karin Monchek of San Mateo; fitness consultant Pete Monchek of San Mateo;

Damian Ornani, co-president, Fisher Investments; Elizabeth Ornani, homemaker; Raiser Construction Co. of San Mateo; Republic Services of Phoenix, Arizona; attorney Mario Rosati of Atherton; Ryzak & Associates of Foster City; Dennis Sammut of Woodside, executive vice president of Artichoke Joe's casino; Brad White, general manager/San Mateo County of AMR American Medical Response, which provides ambulance service in the county; and James F. Wickett of Atherton.


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