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Keeping Score of Campaign Contributions

A Look at Money Raised in DA and 2nd District Races


Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf continues to rake in money from employee unions, receiving a total of $16,000 in contributions from unions since the last filing deadline of May 22. Candidates must report contributions of $1,000 or more within 24 hours of receiving them.

Up until that point, Wolf had received $88,000 in the past two years from unions. She also received $6,750 from other sources, including a $2,500 contribution from 1st District Salud Carbajal’s political committee. Her opponent, Dan Secord, has tried to paint Wolf as beholden to government unions. He claims, in a mailer which hit mailboxes this past weekend, that in exchange for campaign donations, she gave those same unions more than $42 million in raises. Wolf has protested this claim, pointing to recent concessions by county employee groups totaling $16.5 million, and said some of the pay and benefit increases came before she even took office.

Wolf reported $30,742 left in the bank on May 22, while Secord had $84,789. Secord, who critics have tried to depict as in the pocket of developers and real estate interests, has reported $13,000 in contributions of $1,000 or greater since May 22, the most significant $5,000 from Deborah Bruno of Clayton, California, who described herself as a “charity golf tournament organizer” on the form.

In the race for District Attorney, Joshua Lynn received one contribution of $1,000, while his opponent Joyce Dudley has received eight contributions totaling $13,667 since May 22, including $2,500 contributions from both SEIU Local 620, and Carbajal’s political committee.

Lynn reported a total of $97,635 in cash on hand on May 22, but with more than $83,000 in loans weighing him down. Dudley, meanwhile, had $28,821 in the bank.

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