Pappas Raises More Cash Than Farr

Steve Pappas outpaced 3rd District County Supervisor Doreen Farr in fundraising over the last reporting period, though the majority of his contributions came from one source, while Farr showed a balance of contributions from nearly 40 people.

Farr brought in $21,285 over the last two-and-a-half-months. She spent $37,470 toward the June 5 election, and has $94,931 left in the bank, though is saddled with $183,637 in outstanding debt — all legal fees from defending against Pappas’s failed attempt to throw out thousands of Isla Vista votes from the 2008 election, which he lost to Farr. Pappas also lost a race for the seat in 2004.

Farr — who had 39 contributions over $100 — received $2,000 from the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, $1,000 from the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee, and $5,000 from Quiksilver Trading Inc. hedge fund manager Richard Whited.

The most recent reporting period was from the beginning of the year to March 17.

Pappas received $30,000 from rancher and Santa Ynez Valley Journal owner Nancy Crawford-Hall and $4,500 from Mark Herthel and the Doug Herthel-owned Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic. Pappas also received $500 from Kathy Clearly, the president of P.O.L.O.(Preservation of Los Olivos).

In the 4th District race — expected to be tightly contested — incumbent Joni Gray brought in $18,791. She has $39,565 in cash on-hand, and $35,925 in outstanding debts. Harold Simmons gave her $1,000, while she received $3,000 from the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians and $250 from Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves.

Peter Adam brought in $29,850 and has $23,044 in cash on-hand. His contributors include several North County ranchers and farmers. Joyce Howerton, who just recently announced her candidacy, received $100 in contributions, and a $2,000 loan.

First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal, while facing opposition, should have no problem getting re-elected. He brought in $68,880 and spent $58,565. He has $304,100 left in his bank. Carbajal received 73 individual contributions, including $5,000 from actor Rob Lowe and $15,000 from the Santa Barbara County Firefighter’s union.

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