Campaign Cash Update

Second District supervisorial candidate Roger Aceves scored $138,000 in donations from 4/24-5/8, increasing his coffers to about $378,000. His donors included former Casmalia toxic-dump owner Ken Hunter ($20,000), the Chumash ($15,000, bringing its total to $34,000), ERG Operating Company ($11,000, for a total of $31,000), Santa Maria Energy ($10,000, for a total of $37,000), and a combined $50,000 from various construction companies. He also netted $7,500 from the campaign account of Supervisor Steve Lavagnino and $10,000 from Santa Maria–based Rockin CJ Transport. In the same time period, incumbent Janet Wolf received $5,000 from the United Domestic Workers of America Action Fund; her coffers contain about $263,000. Sheriff candidate Sandra Brown reported a $6,000 donation from civil libertarian Russell Trenholme.


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