As the end of the general election cycle draws near, Livermore candidates seeking office in local elections have submitted their final campaign financial reports ahead of Election Day.
Mayoral candidates City Councilman Bob Woerner and Realtor Mony Nop have had significant contributions roll in during the most recent filing period from Oct. 18 to Oct. 29, taking Nop’s year-to-date total to $51,413.96 and Woerner’s to $55,546.17.
While Woerner’s most recently reported contribution of $500 came from one individual donor, Nop pulled in $11,169 with $10,000 coming in as a loan from his own real estate business and the remaining $1,169 from various donations mostly ranging between $50 and $200 with one sizable donation of $500 from Lewis Investment Company, LLC located in Upland.
Although there’s only a $4,132.21 difference between the two candidates’ year-to-date total contributions, Nop’s expenses have exceeded Woerner’s by $8,037.24. Nop’s finance forms indicate he spent a total $53,506.62, which includes $16,170.59 paid to San Jose-based Pacific Printing for campaign mailings during this filing period and a total of $1,385.54 in unspecified and unpaid credit card charges.
Woerner’s year-to-date expenses total $45,469.38 and his largest expense this filing period was $1,300 for a half page advertisement in The Independent publication.
Two newcomers, Pete Patterson and Brittni Kiick, are competing for City Council to represent District 3, which covers southeast Livermore. Both candidates have run considerably low-cost campaigns with Kiick’s total expenses to date reported at $9,295.41 and Patterson’s at $6,506.55. However, Kiick raised $2,798.47 more than Patterson with her year-to-date contributions totaling $11,370.72 while Patterson trails behind with $8,572.25.
Sizable donations rolled in for both Kiick and Patterson during the Oct. 18 to Oct. 29 filing period with the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association PAC contributing $1,000 to Kiick’s campaign. She also received three $100 donations from residents. Patterson’s only contribution for this filing period was a large donation of $2,000 from Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern’s 2022 reelection campaign.
City Councilman Bob Carling, who is running unopposed for District 4 which represents the southwestern parts of Livermore, did not list any donors or received contributions on his finance forms but he did report spending $518.94 of his own money on campaign signs.
In the race among five candidates vying for two at-large seats on the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Board of Education, three candidates have contribution information available on the Official Election Site of Alameda County for the filing period from Sept. 20 to Oct. 17.
Former Tri-Valley teacher and parent volunteer Yanira Guzmán raised $3,775, bringing her year-to-date total to $6,700. Notable contributions include $100 from author, community leader and TEDx speaker Chandra Brooks and $100 from Kim Newman, a business development executive at IBM. Guzmán also received $100 in non-monetary contributions from Katie Anderson, the marketing and events coordinator for the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, for providing design services for campaign marketing materials.
Donations for public policy advocate Kristie Wang for the same period add up to $1,175 mostly from a handful of Livermore and South Bay residents. However, she also received a $100 contribution from Aventi Group COO Sridhar Ramanathan. Wang’s reported year-to-date total is $6,759, which includes a total of $2,100 in loans borrowed from her personal funds she earned as a PR consultant for Bay Area Community Resources, a national service organization.
Fellow contender and technology business analyst Asa Strout trailed far behind Guzmán and Wang this period, raising just $735 with the bulk of it coming from MCH Electric President Tyler Humphrey, who contributed $500. However, Strout’s year-to-date total is reported at $5,019.90, most of which was raised earlier in the year.
Financial disclosure forms were not available on the county website for Kandiss Hewing or incumbent Charles "Chuck" Rogge.
More detailed information about each candidate is available here.