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City Council incumbents raise most money in latest period

Posted: April 3, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 3, 2012 1:55 a.m.

The two incumbents in next Tuesday's City Council election each raised twice as much money as any single challenger, according to campaign finance reports released Monday.

Mayor Laurie Ender and Councilman Bob Kellar collected $24,207 and $17,346.99, respectively, during the past month.

The state-required Form 460 covers fundraising from the last week in February through March 24.

Challenger and former Councilman TimBen Boydston collected $8,229 in donations during the same period, while Deputy District Attorney and challenger Jon Hatami gathered $3,036.98.

Castaic Lake Water Agency board member and challenger Ed Colley has not reported any donations for the City Council election, although he loaned his campaign $10,000 during the February-March reporting period.

Since last July, Kellar has raised $49,196.99 and Ender has raised $36,826.99 in support of their re-election campaigns.

Boydston has collected a total of $15,043 in donations for his City Council campaign, and Hatami has gathered a total of $13,235.03 in donations.

Colley has loaned his campaign $15,000.

During the most recent reporting period - and the last before next Tuesday's election - Kellar and Ender once again had the largest number of contributions totaling $500 or more.

Ender received 10 donations of $500, three donations of $750 and five donations of $1,000 in the past month.

Kellar gathered nine $500 donations, two $750 donations and three donations of $1,000 during the same time.

Boydston received six $500 donations and one $1,000 donation. Hatami gathered two $500 donations and one $1,000 donation.

Candidates are not required to report donations less than $100, and a maximum of $1,000 can be donated by individuals for City Council elections.

The Santa Clarita City Council increased the limit on individual contributions in July 2010 in a controversial decision, which only Kellar opposed.

The previous limit was $360 per donor.


Individual donations and the donor's employers or business, February-March:


Ender's $1,000 donations:

n Williams Homes of Santa Clarita

n Gates Land Company of Palo Alto

n Santa Clarita Valley Automobile Dealers Association

n Mark White, GEM Mortgage of Valencia

n Joanne Halliday, attorney in Malibu


Kellar's $1,000 donations:

n Don Fleming of Valencia Acura

n James Coffey of Jimco Electric in Santa Clarita

n Jack Shine, of Woodland Hills


Boydston's $1,000 donation:

n David Boydston, self-employed resident of Santa Barbara


Hatami's $1,000 donation:

n Buck McKeon for Congress


Ender's $750 donations:

n Buck McKeon for Congress

n Building Industry Association of Southern California

n Pardee Homes of Los Angeles


Kellar's $750 donations:

n Building Industry Association of Southern California

n Pardee Homes of Los Angeles


Ender's $500 donations

n Roger Seaver, CEO of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital

n Larry Comp of LTC Performance Strategies in Valencia

n Cathleen Taff, general manager of Disney Music Group in Burbank

n Peggy Slaboda, homemaker in Valencia

n Cindi Johnson, a Valencia resident and employee of Kaiser Permanente

n Santa Clarita Valley Health PAC

n Chris Angelo, CEO of Stay Green Inc. in Santa Clarita

n Frank Ferry, principal of Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills and Santa Clarita City Council member

n Law firm Owen, Patterson & Owen in Valencia

n Larry Goodman, self-employed resident of Palmdale.


Kellar's $500 donations

n Dan Stirkel, Nissan in Santa Clarita

n Joe Caso, Frontier Toyota in Santa Clarita

n Dr. Cecelia Hann-Nishiguchi, of Santa Clarita

n Gregory Jenkins, The Doctors Office in Newhall

n Steve Arklin, Soledad Shopping Center in Santa Clarita

n William Cloyd, retired resident of Santa Clarita

n Jan Neice, Terradyne in Santa Clarita

n Harold Peterson, retired resident of Valencia

n Javier Hernandez, Valencia Cigars in Valencia


Boydston's $500 donations

n The Doctor's Office in Newhall

n Dr. Cecelia Hann-Nishiguchi of Santa Clarita

n Steve Arklin (Diane), property owner in Canyon Country

n Frank Mega, self-employed resident of Frazier Park

n W. Harold Petersen, employed by Petersen Int. Underwriters in Valencia

n Tim Hart, self-employed resident of Stevenson Ranch


Hatami's $500 donations

n Scott Yang, employed by Los Angeles district attorney

n Angelo Campano, attorney and resident of Lancaster




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