Redmond's loan to campaign puts him dollars ahead of other council hopefuls

September 07, 1994|By John Rivera | John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer

Thomas Redmond lent his County Council campaign $15,000 in the past two weeks, bringing his total fund raising in the latest reporting period to $16,525, the most of any of the council candidates, the most recent campaign finance reports show.

Democrat William R. Huggins, a former sheriff who is running for George F. Bachman's 1st District seat, raised the second highest amount in that period, taking in nearly $7,000 from TC fund-raiser two weeks ago. After paying campaign-related bills, he is left with less than $2,000, however.

"Most of it went to the mail-out to every Democrat in the district," Mr. Huggins said.

Mr. Redmond, a Democratic candidate for County Council from Pasadena's 3rd District, has lent his campaign a total of $30,000 since he began his bid for office two years ago.

The figure, nearly one-third of amount he has collected, is a sign of his commitment, he said.

"I have all these people supporting me, and I don't want to lose it by not spending enough money," Mr. Redmond said.

"If people support me, I'll match them with money."

Mr. Redmond's opponents have

raised and spent just a fraction of what he has. A. Shirley Murphy took in just $755 in the two weeks since the previous reports were due. And Elmer Dunn Jr., the third Democrat in the race, raised $1,605 since the last reports were filed Aug. 16.

Mr. Bachman, the 1st District incumbent, raised only $400 in the last reporting period, but said he isn't worried about Mr. Huggins' finances.

"If he had $70,000, it still wouldn't concern me, because what matters to me is the people voting out there," Mr. Bachman said.

Charles E. Beatty, the third Democratic candidate in the 1st District race, has filed a affidavit stating he will not raise more than $300.

In other races:

* In the 2nd District, Democrat James "Ed" Degrange took in $200, raising his total to $32,951. The Republican candidate, Arthur Emge, reported no new revenues.

* Republican Romie A. Songer, who is opposing Carl G. "Dutch" Holland in the 3rd District primary, received one $25 contribution on this report. He earlier lent his campaign $1,000. Mr. Holland's report had not been received by the state election board yesterday. A third candidate, Martin J. Kolb, is not spending more than $300 and does not have to file.

* In West County's 4th District, reports had not been received for Democratic candidates William Burlinson, Robert H. McMurtrie and Norman G. Myers Sr. Keith Green did not file the last finance report.

* Diane Evans, County Councilwoman in the 5th District, raised $1,185 and has $15,218 in the bank. Her opponent in the general election, Democrat David DeAngelis, reported no new money.

* Republican William Mulford II, running in Annapolis' 6th District, had the third highest total in this reporting period, with $4,525 in campaign contributions. His opponent, Kenneth R. Sosnoski, does not have to file a report because he is spending less than $300. Melinda Hamilton, the Democrat awaiting the primary winner, reported raising $130.

* Democrat Dorothy Dixon Chaney took in only $250 in South County's 7th District, but the $17,509 she reported previously puts her well ahead of Joseph Collinson III. He reported $2,284 in contributions on this report, for a total of $8,934. Patricia O'Brien, the third candidate, lent her campaign $1,000 in June.

Republican John J. Klocko III raised $750 in the latest period, compared with $360 for James C. Overmier Jr. Jacqueline Potter's latest report had not been received, but she reported $1,535 in receipts on her report of two weeks ago.

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