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Election: Kellar, Boydston raise most money in last 2 months

Posted: March 6, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: March 6, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Incumbent Bob Kellar raised the most money for the April City Council race during the first two months of this year, while one challenger did not report any new donations as campaign finance statements were released Monday.

The state-required Form 460 reports cover fundraising during January to February. They showed Kellar and former Councilman
TimBen Boydston raised the largest amounts of campaign contributions with donations totaling $19,486 and $11,814, respectively.

Although Mayor Laurie Ender received nearly $10,000 in donations last year, she received just $3,472.99 in donations during January and February.

Deputy District Attorney and challenger Jon Hatami raised $5,999.90 during the same time period.

Castaic Lake Water Agency board member Ed Colley did not report any contributions from January through February and did not report any contributions in the previous filing period from July 2011 through December 2011. Colley loaned himself $5,000 for his campaign during the previous filing period.

Candidates are not required to report donations less than $100.

Kellar received the largest number of donations totaling $500 or more, with nine donations of $1,000, one donation of $600 and 11 donations of $500.

Boydston received one $800 donation and five $500 donations.

Hatami received one $1,000 donation, and Ender received four $500 donations.

In a controversial move in July 2010, the Santa Clarita City Council raised the maximum donation for City Council contributors to $1,000 from the previous limit of $360.

Kellar was the only council member to vote against the increase.

Individual donations and the donors’ employers or business, January-February:
Kellar’s $1,000 donations:
* Eddie Murray, a retired Santa Clarita resident
* John Dinovi, a Santa Clarita resident employed by G @ A Petroleum
* Larry Goodman, a Palmdale resident employed by Demcom Inc.
* Larry Rasmussen of Spirit Properties Inc. in Santa Clarita
* Wayne Crawford of Santa Clarita Concrete
* Ron Bondy, a retired Santa Clarita resident
* John Shaffery of Poole & Shaffery law firm
* Dan Mortenson of Mortensen Law
* Cheri Fleming of Valencia Acura
Hatami’s $1,000 donation:
* Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association

Boydston’s $800 donation
* Linda Pedersen, a retired Valencia resident

Kellar’s $600 donation
* Bill Reynolds, a retired Santa Clarita resident

Kellar’s $500 donations:
* Ron Wolf of Wolf Towing
* Andrew Fried, a retired Agua Dulce resident
* Judy Fried, a retired Agua Dulce resident
* Jim Lindvall, a Santa Clarita resident employed by Jones Lang LaSalle
* Marshall Hann, a Valencia resident and attorney
* Chris Wilson, a Valley Village resident employee of Wilson Commercial Real Estate
* John Hall, a retired Saugus resident
* Matt Dillon, a Carlsbad resident employed by Gatzke Dillon & Balance LLP
* Craig Whitteker, a Carlsbad resident employed by Alliance Engineering
* Mathias Diederich, a retired Santa Clarita resident
* David Bossert, a Stevenson Ranch resident employed by Disney

Boydston’s $500 donations:
* Don Harbeson, a retired Newhall resident
* Sheryl Lucas, a retired Newhall resident
* Annette Lucas, a Newhall resident who works for In Home Supportive Services
* Gene Lucas, a retired Newhall resident
* Steve Mehta/Michelle Mann, Valencia attorneys

Ender’s $500 donations:
* Gatzke, Dillon & Balance LLP
* James Backer, a Valencia resident and president of JSB Development
* Glen Adamick, a Valencia resident and real estate developer with JSB Development
* Alliance Land Planning & Engineering


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